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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado – Complete Concerto Recordings (6 x 180g Remastered Vinyls)

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Many thanks to our friend Urbanox for this stunning box
With this special edition DG pays tribute to an extraordinary musical partnership. The 6LP box set collects all the concerto recordings made by pianist Martha Argerich with conductor Claudio Abbado over more than 45 years. Their final meeting on stage took place at the Lucerne Festival at Easter 2013, where they performed two Mozart concertos. This special occasion was recorded, and the release was not only highly praised but is also Deutsche Grammophon’s most successful release of 2014 so far.
Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado got to know each other through Friedrich Gulda, with whom they both studied in the late 1950s. Their close collaboration in the studio began in 1967 with Argerich’s brilliant concerto-debut release of the Prokofiev Third and Ravel G major. Each recording since then has been a success, as much with the critics as on a commercial level.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, Frederik Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, Peter Tchaikowsky, Sergej Prokofiev
Performer: Martha Argerich
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Vinyl 2015
Number of discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 15/14/15/15/14/17
Size: 11.67 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Mercury/Speakers Corner) Prokofiev/Rachmaninov – Piano Concertos (Janis/Kondrashin)

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All thanks for this brand new jewel go to Jean-Luc
Prokofiev’s Third was one of the concertos that appeared in the Richard Dreyfuss movie “The Competition,” and Byron Janis’s performance is generally considered to be more than competition-worthy. In fact, many consider it the best ever, also a function of Kirill Kondrashin’s inspired accompaniments. Janis’s performance is a bit slower than usual, not because he lacks energy or technique, but rather because he actually takes the time to play all of those notes and make something musically satisfying out of them. It’s a very personal interpretation, carried through with blazing conviction; and the coupling, Rachmaninov’s early First Concerto (Sergej was 17 years old), is equally stunning. –David Hurwitz

# Composer: Sergej Prokofiev, Sergej Rachmaninov
# Performer: Byron Janis
# Orchestra: Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Kyril Kondrashin
# Vinyl (1962/2009)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Mercury/Speakers Corner
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
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Size: 2.07 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Rare Mono-Vinyl 16/44 (Fonit Cetra) Sergej Prokofiev – Guerra E Pace (War And Peace)

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In search of more Rosanna Carteri’s recordings I found this rare, live performed gem (Florence 1953), with the “crème da la crème” of its time: Carteri, Corelli, Bastianini, Barbieri, Corena.

# Composer: Sergej Prokofiev
# Performer: Rosanna Carteri, Fedora Barbieri, Franco Corelli, Ettore Bastianini, Fernando Corena
# Orchestra: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
# Conductor: Artur Rodzinski
# Vinyls (1953)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Fonit Cetra
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 397 MB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 192/24 (Philips) Sibelius/Prokofiev – Violin Concertos (Szeryng)

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Many thanks to our friend ONKLE, who sent me this gem

# Composer: Jean Sibelius, Sergej Prokofiev
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
# Vinyl (1966)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B00005FFOX
# Size: 2.25 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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