Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Vinyl LP
Number of Discs: 100 LP box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+m3u)
Label: Franklin Mint
ASIN: B0040BHKRQ
Size: 78.1 GB
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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Peter Tchaikowsky – Symphony No. 5 (Previn)


There are so many good sets of the Tchaikovsky symphonies available nowadays at competitive prices that I wonder how many people buy one symphony alone any more. I would never be without Previn’s Royal Philharmonic recording because it is jut so spectacular. By spectacular I don’t just mean exciting and brash in the finale but totally expressive throughout the work from its somber opening and questioning second movement to its lyrical waltz movement.

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Andre Previn
Vinyl 1985
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Telarc
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.96 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (EMI) Niccolò Paganini – Violin Concerti No. 1 & 2 (Menuhin)


A feast for heart & ears. Without any doubt, Paganini was the greatest violin virtuous ever lived. By the way: marvellous sound on this reissue!
Stunning album so beautifully played. As can be expected, there are music lovers who relish the technical details of Paganini’s violin concertos, and then there are those who find themselves ever-so-comfortable in the rich and lush romanticism of his quitessentially Italian expressiveness. You may freely count your servant in the latter category: in th eopinion of your servant, no one wrote more exquisitely romantic violin music (with the exception of Pablo de Sarasate) than Niccolo Paganini, and Yehudi Menuhin captures the essence of this romanticism at the highest levels of technicianship and expressive musicality!!! The cadenzas are from an older era, but they are no less technically demanding, and Yehudi Menuhin shows himself more than equal to the task. An absolute benchmark recording for all lovers of violin pyrotechnics, as well as violin students.
Highly recommended!

Composer: Niccolò Paganini
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Alberto Erede
Vinyl 1961

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 2.09 GB
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20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 16 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B001DCQJUY
Size: 4.82 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Paganini, Dvorak, Bruch, Mendelssohn – Izthak Perlman plays 4 Violin Concerti

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Once I had the honor to see & hear Mr. Perlman during a rehearsal one day before a concert in Berlin. I was in my former life travelling technician and one day I was (again) in Berlin, shortly after the fall of the wall. The customer, where I had to repair a gigantic printer had almost become a friend through many years and I always asked him, when I was there, who was actually there and with which concerto…or which orchestra, which maestro. Mostly there was nothing or not interessant for me (I was around 1-2 times in a year there). But one fine day the Muses were very friendly to me and Itzhak gave the Beethoven Concerto. Knowing my love to music, my customer asked me, if I would gladly attend to the rehearsal. I couldn’t believe it…. He phoned with someone and I could hear in the almost empty hall the wonderful playing of Mr. Perlman. Lucky me!
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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Niccoló Paganini, Antonin Dvorak, Max Bruch
Performer: Itzhak Perlman
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Lawrence Foster, Daniel Barenboim, André Previn
Vinyl 1972
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 2.9 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (World Record Club) Joseph Haydn – The Salomon (aka London) Symphonies, Nos. 3 & 4 – No. 95 In C Major – No. 96 In D Major (Beecham)

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Many thanks to our friend Lemarquis for the Sir
Haydn’s earlier “Salomon” (aka London) Symphonies are every bit as fine in every way, thereby making it practically perfect in every way. The playing of the Royal Philharmonic is colorful and immediately responsive to Beecham. Beecham himself is at the peak of his form: stylish, larger-than-life, deeply human, and wonderfully witty. Lawrence Collingswood captures their performances in warm, clear, and vividly colorful sound. And, of course, Haydn’s earlier “Salomon” (aka London) Symphonies are the absolute height of the Viennese High Classical Style: graceful, elegant, tasteful, tuneful, colorful, profoundly musical, and as good and deep and true as the greatest music ever written by anyone anywhere at anytime.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Vinyl (1959)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: World Record Club
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 833 MB
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Various Artists: Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Antonin Dvořák, Bernard Herrmann, Georges Bizet, Miklós Rózsa, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff, Xian Xinghai, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestras: New Philharmonia Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductors: Antal Dorati, Bernard Herrmann, Charles Münch, Miklós Rózsa, Leopold Stokowski, Elgar Howarth
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13, DR 12, DR 12, DR 13, DR 12, DR 11
# Label: Phase 4 / Decca | 00289 479 1387
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (11.5GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.84GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.56GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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From the Decca website:

In the 1960s Decca pioneered the use of a multi 10-channel console mixer which created recordings with an unprecedented sense of spatial realism and movement – Phase 4 Stereo. Following in the footsteps of Decca’s highly-successful label heritage sets (The Decca Sound, Mercury Living Presence), this generous selection of the very best of Phase 4 promises to amaze a new generation of fans.

Two of the titles included in the set are on the TAS List – the Holy Grail of vinyl fidelity. This is a list of recordings recommended by The Absolute Sound magazine under the direction of Harry Pearson. Those two titles are The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann and Miklós Rózsa: Music From Ben Hur.

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Yehudi Menuhin – The Violinist (10 CD box set, APE)

Yehudi Menuhin - The Violinist (10 CD box set, APE)

Yehudi Menuhin – The Violinist (10 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B0000BWTKJ
Size: 3.08 GB
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The Very Best of Tito Gobbi (2 CD, APE)

The Very Best of Tito Gobbi (2 CD, APE)

The Very Best of Tito Gobbi (2 CD, APE)

Performer: Tito Gobbi
Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 2
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B0000A5BXS
Size: 450 MB
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Strauss – Historical Recordings (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Strauss - Historical Recordings (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Richard Strauss
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Size: 2.35 GB
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Reiner, Leibowitz: Brahms – Symphony no.4, Beethoven – Egmont Overture (FLAC)

Reiner, Leibowitz: Brahms - Symphony no.4, Beethoven - Egmont Overture (FLAC)

Reiner, Leibowitz: Brahms - Symphony no.4, Beethoven - Egmont Overture (FLAC)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner, René Leibowitz
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Chesky Records
ASIN: B000003GCQ
Size: 229 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Piano Masterworks: The World’s Favourite Piano Classics (50 CD box set, APE)

Piano Masterworks: The World's Favourite Piano Classics (50 CD box set, APE)

Piano Masterworks: The World’s Favourite Piano Classics (50 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 50 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B001AAKE7S
Size: 10.8 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Mozart Adagios (2 CD, FLAC)

Mozart Adagios (2 CD, FLAC)

Mozart Adagios (2 CD, FLAC)

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B00000IIZZ
Size: 587 MB
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Leinsdorf: Mozart – The Symphonies (7 CD box set, APE)

Leinsdorf: Mozart - The Symphonies (7 CD box set, APE)

Leinsdorf: Mozart - The Symphonies (7 CD box set, APE)

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 7 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B000BV5RE2
Size: 1.92 GB
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Knardahl: Grieg – The Complete Music for Piano (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Eva Knardahl: Grieg - The Eva Knardahl: Grieg - The Complete Music for Piano (12 CD box set, FLAC)Music for Piano (12 CD box set, APE)

Eva Knardahl: Grieg - The Eva Knardahl: Grieg - The Complete Music for Piano (12 CD box set, FLAC)Music for Piano (12 CD box set, APE)

Orchestra: Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Jun’ichi Hirokami
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Performer: Eva Knardahl, Love Derwinger
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 12 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Bis
ASIN: B000K2UF1M
Size: 2.82 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Rudolf Kempe – Shy Genius of the Podium (11 CD box set, APE)

Rudolf Kempe - Shy Genius of the Podium (11 CD box set, APE)

Rudolf Kempe – Shy Genius of the Podium (11 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 11 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI
ASIN: B003D0ZNL0
Size: 3.63 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Groves: Delius – North Country Sketches (24bit/96kHz, Vinyl, FLAC)

Groves: Delius - North Country Sketches (24bit/96kHz, Vinyl, FLAC)

Groves: Delius – North Country Sketches (24bit/96kHz, Vinyl, FLAC)

Composer: Frederick Delius
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Groves
Vinyl
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: EMI
ASIN: B0052OL2YW
Size: 910 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Grimaud – The Piano Collection (5 CD box set, APE)

Grimaud - The Piano Collection (5 CD box set, APE)

Grimaud - The Piano Collection (5 CD box set, APE)

Performer: Helene Grimaud
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Composer: Fryderyk Chopin, Franz Liszt, Sergey Rachmaninov, Maurice Ravel, Robert Schumann, Johanes Brahms
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 5 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Brilliant Classics
ASIN: B0000D1FCP
Size: 899 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Dorati: Haydn – Salve Regina, Die Schöpfung (2 CD, FLAC)

Dorati: Haydn - Die Schöpfung (2 CD, FLAC)

Dorati: Haydn - Die Schöpfung (2 CD, FLAC)

Performer: Arleen Augér, Lucia Popp, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Werner Hollweg, et al.
Orchestra: Argo Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati, Laszlo Heltay
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Audio CD (January 23, 1996)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B00000423C
Size: 573 MB
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Sir Thomas Beecham / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 (Franklin Mint pressing, red vinyl)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
# Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
# Vinyl (1958 / 1978)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 8 of 100
# Size: 857MB (24/96) + 220MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

This recording with Sir Thomas Beecham and the magnificent Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was one of the most successful early stereo productions. While Beecham conducted all nine of the Beethoven symphonies, he did not record them all. However, the Second is the one with which he was most closely associated. He recorded it on three different occasions, each regarded as the outstanding version of its time.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments or PM me directly.

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