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Beethoven, Bruno Walter ‎– Symphony No. 6 In F Major, Op. 68 (Pastorale) {Analogue Productions; 2LP, 45rpm, 200g, Remaster; 24-96} + 16-44

Bruno Walter helped shape the very essence of interpretive style among conductors. Walter’s rendition of Beethoven’s sixth symphony is perhaps the greatest ever recorded — his reading of the score comes off sounding like a piece of literature or poetry, but that is a great thing and perfectly blends with the music to create a benchmark recording.

Written in 1808, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”), Op. 68, is deemed one of the most influential by the famed composer. Unlike the vast majority of assumed names by which his works have become known, Beethoven directed from the very outset that his sixth symphony be titled “Pastoral Symphony,” or a recollection of country life. It was a musical approach to the forces of nature that inspired Beethoven.

Remastered from the original 3 track tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Orchestra :  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Bruno Walter
Label : Analogue Productions ‎, Columbia Masterworks
Vinyl Relase Date :  2017
Number of LP’s : 2
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, 200g Pressing,  45rpm
File Format : Flac
Resolution : 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size : 836MB / 244MB
Scans : yes
Server : FF

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Borodin, Rimski Korsakoff – Symphony No.2 In B Minor, Cappricio, Espagnole, Tsar Saltan (1959) {Analogue Productions; Remastered, Ltd, 200g; 24-96} + 16-44

This is a happy marriage between conductor and orchestra in the second symphony by Borodin. The orchestra was bristling with talent such as Gervase de Peyer on clarinet and Barry Tuckwell on horn and Hugh Maguire the leader of the London Symphony Orchestra until 59′ on Violin. The sound is very direct but the orchestra stands up very well to this. Martinon’s interpretation is refreshing and very up-beat.

Remastered by Willem Makkee

Composer : Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin/Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky Korsakov
Orchestra :  London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Label : Analogue Productions-RCA Victor Red Seal – Living Stereo Series
Vinyl Relase Date :  2017
Number of LP’s : 1
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch,  200g Pressing, Limited Edition, Remastered
File Format : Flac
Resolution : 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size : 830MB / 216MB
Scans : yes
Server : FF

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Prokofieff, Stravinsky‎ – Lieutenant Kije, Song Of The Nightingale (1958) {Classic Records; 4LP, S-Sided, 180g, 45rpm, Remaster, Ltd; 24-96} + 16-44

Classic Records  presents two distinctly different Russian scores. Kijé is from the mainstream Prokofiev stable: folk tunes scored with great invention and combined with sections of sarcasm and wit. The Stravinsky tone poem, Song of the Nightingale, is music taken from his opera, The Nightingale. It is a score of great brilliance and demands the utmost virtuosity from every player. Here, under the watchful eye of Fritz Reiner, the Chicago Symphony delivers the goods. The score receives playing of both great delicacy and power. Kijé and Song of the Nightingale receive wonderful interpretations from Fritz Reiner, a conductor with more tricks up his sleeve than most. Special mention must be made of two particular orchestral contributions: Adolf Herseth’s trumpet playing in Kijé and Donald Peck’s fluting as the Nightingale are simply spectacular. It doesn’t get any better.

Remastered by Bernie Grundman

Composer : Sergei Prokofieff /Igor Stravinski
Orchestra :  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Label : Classic Records, 45 Series
Vinyl Relase Date :  Unknown
Number of LP’s : 4
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, Single Sided, 180g Pressing, 45RPM, Limited Edition, Remastered
File Format : Flac
Resolution : 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size : 848MB / 242MB
Scans : yes
Server : FF

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Falla – The Three Cornered Hat (Ansermet, L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, Berganza) {ORG; US Reissue, Remaster, 2LP, 45rpm; HiRes}+ Redbook

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.This timeless gem is performed by L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Ernest Ansermet.

This is a performance to be known as ‘one of the greats.’ The composition, Three-Cornered Hat was premiered by Ansermet, and with its lively rhythms, subtle narratives, dynamic development, and vivid contrast and tone-colors, this version is a masterly performance that none other appears able to exceed. The performance illustrates an ethnic taste that is rich in wild beauty in a truly vivid and dynamic way, while highlighting the lyricism of Falla’s music in a sophisticated, uncompromising manner. The solo singing by the young Berganza is also worth listening to.

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!
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Composer: Manuel De Falla
Orchestra:  L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
Conductor: Ernest Ansemet
Label: Original Recordings Group, London Records
VinylRelase Date:  2011
Number of LPs: 2
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, 180g Pressing, 45RPM
Format: Flac
Resolution: 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size: 881MB / 259MB
Scans: yes
Server: FF

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