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Moussorgsky ‎– A Night On Bare Mountain · Pictures At An Exhibition (2009) {Analogue Productions; 2Lp, 180g, 45rpm, Remastered; 24-96} + 16-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R.I.P. SPEARO MY FRIEND, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!

 

Recorded at Kingsway Hall and engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson, this record couples Moussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition with Night On Bare Mountain. It has long been considered among the greatest sounding records ever made. Perhaps most stunning about Power of the Orchestra are the effortless dynamics, which have been reviewed and raved about ever since the first RCA shaded dog. From the teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy gentle plucks of strings to the WHAM!! CRASH!! SLAM!! of a full orchestra without a bit of notice. It’s heart-stopping, jump-out-of-your-seat-type dynamics. The Power of the Orchestra – a more appropriate title there never was. But to hear it at 45 RPM…Oh! My! God! This thing’s got all the weight of an anchor but at the same time the clarity and airiness and sparkle of a feather. Nuance, a holographic soundstage, emotion to spare – this one’s got it all. A true reference. Power, indeed.

Remastered by George Marino

Composer: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Orchestra:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: René Leibowitz
Label: Analogue Productions ‎– AAPC2659-45
Vinyl Release Date:  2009
Number of LPs: 2
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, 45rpm, 180g Pressing
Format: Flac
Resolution: 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size: 846MB / 218MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Camille Saint-Saens – Piano Concerti 2 & 4 (Collard, Previn)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beauty
Featuring the superb piano stylings of renowned French Pianist Jean-Phillippe Collard.
Saint Saëns, acclaimed for his sense of drama and ability to evoke mystery in his compositions, crafted five piano concertos over the course of his life, though only No. 2 garnered commercial success.Camille Saint-Saens’ sense of drama, his lyric runs, all make this listening experience highly recommended. I am fascinated by the way Saint-Saens creates rich variations of his themes as he takes us from movement to movement. Saint-Saens has the ability to develop ethereal melodies and variations on themes that are hypnotic and mystical. His piano runs are pushed for dramatic effect. The creative and amusing variations of his themes are pleasant and amusing.

Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Performer: Jean-Philippe Collard
Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: André Previn
Vinyl (1987)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 863 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Camille Saint-Saens – Piano Concerti 3 & 5 (Collard, Previn)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beauty
Featuring the superb piano stylings of renowned French Pianist Jean-Phillippe Collard.
Saint Saëns, acclaimed for his sense of drama and ability to evoke mystery in his compositions, crafted five piano concertos over the course of his life, though only No. 2 garnered commercial success.Camille Saint-Saens’ sense of drama, his lyric runs, all make this listening experience highly recommended. I am fascinated by the way Saint-Saens creates rich variations of his themes as he takes us from movement to movement. Saint-Saens has the ability to develop ethereal melodies and variations on themes that are hypnotic and mystical. His piano runs are pushed for dramatic effect. The creative and amusing variations of his themes are pleasant and amusing.

Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Performer: Jean-Philippe Collard
Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: André Previn
Vinyl (1987)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 1.21 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (EMI/HiQ Records) Edward Grieg – Peer Gynt-Suite (Beecham)

front-small-boxsetOne of the best recording of PG ever. Not all recordings have the singing and its done beautifully. Magical. Really emotional music. Sir Thomas Beecham’s influence on classical music during a span of several decades across the twentieth century was unparalleled. On this album he conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the most glorious performances of Peer Gynt music ever recorded. The version of Grieg music here is simply magnificent. Beautiful, sublime, deepest performance. The Lyric Suite is a true jewell of music. The version of Solvejg’s Song by the soprano Ilse Hollweg is marvelous simply. Enjoy this fine music.

Composer: Edvard Grieg
Performer: Ilse Hollweg,  Beecham Choral Society
Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Vinyl (1957/2009)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/HiQ Records
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.62 GB
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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Chandos) Sergeji Rachmaninov – The 4 Piano Concertos (Wild/Horenstein)

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Let me say: Earl Wild, this little known but great pianist, absolutely doesn’t need to envy other great pianists. He plays “my” concertos in a superb, great way.

# Composer: Sergeji Rachmaninov
# Performer: Earl Wild
# Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra

# Conductor: Jascha Horenstein
# Vinyls (1965-66)

# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Chandos
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B00009AQMJ

# Size: 2.41 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Chesky) Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique (Freccia)

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This was the first classical recording release by the legendary brothers Chesky
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# Composer: Hector Berlioz
# Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Massimo Freccia

# Vinyl (1962/86)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Chesky
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B000003GDV

# Size: 933 MB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyls 96k24b (EMI) G. Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor

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Ladies & Gentlemen, enjoy a great (but what a pity, never considered a great one)  tenor, among the other great tenors of his time – Alfredo Kraus
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# Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
# Performer: Edita Gruberova, Alfredo Kraus, Renato Bruson, Robert Lloyd
# Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
# Vinyls (1983)

# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B00000DOC6

# Size: 2.74 GB
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Super HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade (Beecham)

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# Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
# Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD: B00000IOBM
# Size: 877 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (DGG) Pjotr Tchaikowsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Martha Argerich)

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Sorry for the watermark on the cover, but I don’t own this vinyl anymore

# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Performer: Martha Argerich
# Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra

# Conductor: Charles Dutoit
# Vinyl (1971-1973)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B000001G5P

# Size: 1.02 GB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Campoli)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Alfredo Campoli
# Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: John Pritchard
# Vinyl (1962)
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: HMV (EMI)
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: not available on CD
# Size: 805 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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