HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Chandos) Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphonies 1 & 6 (Järvi)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for the record
Dmitri Shostakovich, living during the harrowing days of the Stalin regime, wrote many of his works carefully, cleverly protesting the inhumanity of life under the cruel dictator. Neeme Järvi’s SNO account on Chandos is with no doubt the most powerful, implacable, shocking and devastating recorded performance ever done. Järvi’s wonderful approach is typical of the trenchant, uncompromising `Shostakovich sound’ that we only find in great Shostakovich conductors as he is. This spectacularly recorded disc from 1985 preserves a completely gripping delivery of the two symphonies. This is one of Jarvi’s most successful discs, even among the considerable number of high quality he made with this orchestra for Chandos. This is a clear example that for sheer involvement and edge of the seat excitement, this combination is hard to match when on this sort of top form.

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Vinyl (1985)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Chandos
DR-Analysis:
DR 16
Size: 1.24 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Chandos) Sergei Prokofiev – Two Violin Concerti (Mordkovitch/Järvi)

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Sergei Prokofiev wrote only two violin concertos, and while they are works of more angst than the more musical concertos of a Tchaikovsky or Beethoven or of course Mozart, they are still accessible and worth exploring.
The sound of this record is very good.

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch
Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Vinyl (1989)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Chandos
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 916 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) William Walton – Belshazzar’s Feast (Milnes/Gibson)

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1000 thanks to our friend Bob for this beauty
Walton’s 37-minute oratorio, Belshazzar’s Feast, is scored for large orchestra, including saxophone, two additional brass bands, a multitude of percussion (slapstick, anvil, castanets, xylophone, etc.), piano, organ, as well as a double chorus and baritone soloist. The text conveys the story of the Babylonian captivity and King Belshazzar/Nebuchadnezzar. The work features stunning choral writing, seen at the outstart for a cappella choir which first sets the scene and mood.

# Composer: William Walton
# Performer: Sherrill Milnes
# Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Alexander Gibson
# Vinyl (1977)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label:
RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 913 MB
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 96/24 (Chandos) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade (Järvi)

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Audiophile factor: High!
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# Composer: Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Glazunov
# Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
# Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
# Vinyl (1992)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Chandos
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B000000AEU
# Size: 1.17 GB
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Classic FM: Hall of Fame – The Great Composers (4 CD, FLAC)

Classic FM: Hall of Fame - The Great Composers (4 CD, FLAC)

Classic FM: Hall of Fame - The Great Composers (4 CD, FLAC)

Audio CD (2004)
Number of Discs: 4
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Classic FM Records
Size: 1.3 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Bonynge: Haydn – Orfeo ed Euridice (2 CD, FLAC)

Bonynge: Haydn - Orfeo ed Euridice (2 CD, FLAC)

Bonynge: Haydn - Orfeo ed Euridice (2 CD, FLAC)

Orchestra: Covent Garden Orchestra, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner, Richard Bonynge, Tullio Serafin
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini, George Frederick Handel, Franz Joseph Haydn
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Myto Records
ASIN: B000001MIG
Size: 664 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Milestones: 30 Years Of Chandos (30 CD box set, APE)

Milestones: 30 Years Of Chandos (30 CD box set, APE)

Milestones: 30 Years Of Chandos (30 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 30 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Chandos
ASIN: B001KZNUYC
Size: 7.21 GB
Recovery: +3%
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