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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Joseph Haydn – Missa In Tempore Belli (Kubelik)


Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this fine 1st pressing

Haydn composed this mass at Eisenstadt in August 1796, at the time of Austria’s general mobilisation into war. Four years into the European war that followed the French Revolution, Austrian troops were doing badly against the French in Italy and Germany, and Austria feared invasion. Reflecting the troubled mood of his time, Haydn integrated references to battle in the Benedictus and Agnus Dei movements. The Mass was first performed on 26 December 1796, in the Piarist Church of Maria Treu in Vienna. Haydn was a deeply religious man, who appended the words “Praise be to God” at the end of every completed score. As Kapellmeister to the Prince Nikolaus II Esterházy, Haydn’s principal duty in the last period of his life, beginning in 1796, was the composition of an annual mass to honour the name day of Prince Nicholas’ wife, Princess Maria Hermenegild, 8 September, the birth of the Blessed Virgin. In a final flowering of his genius, he faithfully completed six magnificent masses (with increasingly larger orchestras) for this occasion. Thus Missa in Tempore Belli was performed at the family church, the Bergkirche, at Eisenstadt on 29 September 1797 ….

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Sinfonie-Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Vinyl 1964
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.53 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – “Haffner” Serenade (Kubelik)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this great 1st pressing
The serenade for orchestra in D major, K. 250 (248b), popularly known as the Haffner Serenade, is a serenade by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart named for the Haffner family. Mozart’s friend and contemporary Sigmund Haffner the Younger commissioned the serenade to be used in the course of the festivities before the wedding of his sister Marie Elisabeth Haffner and her intended, Franz Xaver Spaeth. The Serenade was first played on 21 July 1776, on the eve of the wedding. It is in eight movements.
The second, third and fourth movements feature prominent violin solos. Indeed, the rondeau (the fourth movement) has been arranged for solo violin and used as a popular virtuoso piece. It is assumed that the Marcia K. 249 was intended as entrance and exit music together with this Serenade.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: Sinfonie-Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Vinyl 1963
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 13

Size: 1,99 GB

Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD Vinyl 96/24 (Decca) Richard Strauss – Alpine Symphony (Solti)

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George Solti had a long and illustrious tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and many of his recordings were definitive. For example his Mahler’s and Beethoven’s Symphonies are ranked by many including me as some of the very best ever recorded. Some critics have faulted Solti’s interpretation of this work for its headlong tempos. They do take some getting used to if your paradigm is Karajan or Kempe; but if you have sometimes found this work rather long-winded, a quick sprint to the summit and back may prove more enjoyable than a moderate trudge. Solti lingers enough to evoke atmosphere, even if he’s more interested in conveying the evanescent dramatic tensions that course through this work. The more I hear it, the more I like Solti’s approach, though I realize that it might not be for everyone. If you’ve never heard the work before, rest assured that there is never a dull moment in Solti’s version.

# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Orchestra: Sinfonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti

# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac

# Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 858 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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