HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Various Composers – Vladimir Horowitz – The Studio Recordings New York 1985

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Schumann’s Kreisleriana was a Horowitz speciality. The interpretation here is freer, looser structurally than his 1969 recording. For me, the earlier version is still unmatched in its concentration and the laying bare of Schumann’s duality–in my opinion it remains Horowitz’s finest solo recording. But this 1985 version also has a lot going for it–the tempos are so flexible, without losing the basic meter; and the phrasing is just so “right.” Thus is it with the rest of the recording. This is some of Horowitz’s most romantic Scarlatti playing, almost as if Scarlatti were a baroque Chopin–not as outlandish as it seems, as Chopin adored Scarlatti’s music. The Liszt Valse Oubliee was another Horowitz specialty, he recorded it at least three times officially, this one is my favorite. Horowitz captures Liszt’s mystical eroticism in a way few others have matched. The Impromptu from 1872 is rarely played, and hearing it one understands the comment that Horowitz can get forty colors from a piano by striking two keys.

Composer: Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Schubert, Alexander Scriabin, Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz
Vinyl 1986
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.37 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Various Composers – Horowitz In Moscow

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Can you figure out, what you are going to do, when you become 83 years old? Mr. Horowitz gave a legendary concert in Moscow, playing as beautiful as he maybe never did before. If you are reading this, I am sure you appreciate Horowitz and his music and have already listened to this famous recording. It is just as good as when it was recorded and is one of my favorite for piano music. In the unlikely case you are not familiar with Horowitz in Moscow, this is truly a gem and you should get it. If music can move you, this most certainly will, it is very pleasant.

Composer: Domenico Scarlatti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Moritz Moszkowski
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz
Vinyl 1986
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 2.29 GB
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (Melodia) Wladimir Sofronitzki Plays Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Sofronitsky (or Sofronitzky; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Софрони́цкий, Vladimir Sofronitskij; May 8 [O.S. April 25] 1901 – August 26, 1961) was a Soviet-Russian classical pianist, best known as an interpreter of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, whose daughter he married.

Composer: Robert Schumann, Frederyk Chopin, Alexander Scriabin
Performer:
Vladimir Sofronitzky
Vinyl 1952-60
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: Melodia
DR-Analysis:
DR 11
Size: 1.31 GB
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Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Turnabout) Robert Schumann – Carnaval, Op. 9 / Fantasia, Op. 17 (Abbey Simon)

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Abbey Simon has enjoyed a lengthy career as both concert pianist and teacher; although less well-known by the general public than more widely publicized performers, he has made a strong showing on recordings, especially for the Vox label. He has specialized in works of the Romantic and early twentieth-century periods, notably those by Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, and Ravel. In addition to an active performing career, Simon has distinguished himself as a pedagogue at several institutions and is the founder of a prestigious international piano competition. After private studies, Simon was awarded a scholarship to the Curtis Institute by the legendary pianist Josef Hofmann; he trained there from 1932 to 1940

Composer: Robert Schumann
Performer: Abbey Simon
Vinyl 1970
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Turnabout
DR-Analysis: DR13
Size: 1.17 GB
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Various Artists – DG111: 6 Classic Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Antonin Dvorák, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Gustav Mahler
# Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
# Conductors: Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (2016)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 11, DR 13, DR 11, DR 14, DR 12, DR 15
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 5449 1
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (13.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.64GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.69GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Deutsche Grammophon is the world’s largest and most successful classical music label with a history stretching back to the dawn of recorded sound in 1898. The yellow label has always been synonymous with classical music, repertoire breadth and the greatest artist roster in the world.

This deluxe box set presents six of the label’s greatest albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at Optimal in Germany, each release has been carefully mastered from original sources.

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Elektra/Nonesuch) Horszowski Plays Mozart, Schumann, Chopin

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Incredible: what you are listening to is the perfect playing of a 95 years old grandmaster.
Mieczyslaw Horszowski lived to the age of 101 and enjoyed the longest career in the history of the performing arts. He never achieved, or aspired to, the notoriety of his friends Arthur Rubinstein and Vladimir Horowitz. But in his last decade, he became something of a cult figure, his performances and recordings sought out by those curious about this last link to the Golden Age of Piano Playing, and those simply wondering whether someone so elderly could still move his fingers.

Composer: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Vinyl (1988)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Elektra/Nonesuch
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.35 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Supraphon) Robert Schumann – Sonatas For Violin And Piano Op. 105, Op. 121 (Zenaty/Klansky)

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Often I wonder, what it is that defines the magistry of an artist in the eyes of the music lovers. And the answer is often, that you need the right portion of luck, the well known “ambiente” as there are the label name, the country where you come from, the right person that you meet at the right moment…maybe something more. No doubt about it, what can NOT be: the artistry offered here by Ivan Zenaty and Ivan Klansky. Thea are worth more than only a listen.

Composer: Robert Schumann
Performer: Ivan Zenaty, Ivan Klansky
Vinyl (1991)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.12 GB
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High-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Robert Schumann – Symphonische Etüden (Maurizio Pollini)

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When pure beauty enters the stage, all you can do is to be silent, to hear and to fall on your knees and (optional) to cry for happyness. Schumann and Pollini are reasons enough to do it.
What makes Pollini such a great interpreter of Schumann? Passion. Tension. Being alive to the forces of disintegration and chaos in the composer’s psyche; indeed: much as Moses raised the brazen serpent as a cure for pestilence, Pollini understands Schumann is reliant upon the orphic power of music to keep the darkness at bay.

# Composer: Robert Schumann
# Performer: Maurizio Pollini
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size:  1.49 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Brahms/Schumann – The Complete String Quartets (Quartetto Italiano)

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The quartet plays with simplicity, eloquence and with a lyrical tone that few can hope to match. Each of the movements is carefully crafted, and the playing is a window into the composer’s soul, as also the wonderful interplay between the members of the quartets. These are performances that combine eloquence and passion, and the sound quality is wonderful despite the intervening years. These performances are topnotch and set a standard that few even approach.

# Composer: Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann
# Performer – Quartetto Italiano
# Vinyl (1968-71)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 3.6 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Rare HD-Vinyl 96/24 (BASF) Robert Schumann – Introduction & Allegro Appassionato – Piano Concerto (Frager)

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This rare, never on CD released recording with the extremely underrated Malcolm Frager is a real gem…and if you think you know well Schumann’s Concerto, Frager always gives you the feeling of hearing to it for the very first time.

# Composer: Robert Schumann
# Performer: Malcolm Frager

# Orchestra: Philarmonic State Orchestra of Hamburg
# Conductor: Marc Andreae
# Vinyls (1973)
# Format: Flac
# Number of discs: 1
# Label: BASF
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: not found
# Size: 960 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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