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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (EMI) Frederic Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Pollini/Kletzki)

The young Maurizio Pollini exploded on to the classical music scene in 1960 with this outstanding and moving account of Chopin’s Piano Concerto #1, which has since attained legendary status. That golden period of classical music was crowded with stellar piano virtuosi who were already internationally renowned for their technique, musical individuality, and decades of Chopin recitals: Rubinstein, Horowitz, Arrau, Weissenberg, and Richter are towering examples. All these artists commanded not just respect, but reverence.

Composer: Frederic Chopin
Performer: Maurizio Pollini
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra London
Conductor: Paul Kletzki
Vinyl 1960
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.45 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI) Johann Strauss – Die Fledermaus (Gedda, Schwatzkopf, Karajan)

Thank you Trottar
for this
Schwarzkopf, Gedda, Streich, Krebs, Kunz, et. al, all sparkle here in their roles, even in the dated sound world that EMI was able to present (under Legge and von Karajan) in what was (and still is, really) known as “Glorious”. Everyone here is spot on and authoritatively sung with great style and execution, which means of course “great fun” for us to listen to (and surely they had a grand time recording it also)! Suffice to say, though, that this is one of the very few recordings that remain at the top of the selection list for this wonderful comic operetta, J. Strauss’s crowning achievement. It’s a Keeper, for sure, and well worth seeking out.

Composer: Johann Strauss II
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzjopf, Nicolai Gedda, Rita Streich
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra London
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1955
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR 15
Size: 1.18 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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