HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Gustav Holst – The Hymn Of Jesus (Boult)

Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed a large number of other works across a range of genres, although none achieved comparable success. His distinctive compositional style was the product of many influences, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss being most crucial early in his development. The subsequent inspiration of the English folksong revival of the early 20th century, and the example of such rising modern composers as Maurice Ravel, led Holst to develop and refine an individual style.

Composer: Gustav Holst
Orchestra: B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Vinyl 1962

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 875 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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Boult / NPO – Holst: The Planets (Franklin Mint pressing, red vinyl)

# Composers: Gustav Holst
# Orchestra: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
# Vinyl (1967 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society | Record 28 of 100
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.06GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.04GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (285MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

It’s been almost two years since I posted anything from the Franklin Mint classical collection. This one is by request.

The Planets is one of my all-time favorite classical works. Breathtaking sound quality, a (mostly) great pressing, and an thrilling performance make this one of the best Planets around.

Highly recommended, whether you’re a Planets fan or not.

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Rachmaninov/Dohnanyi – Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini/Variations On A Nursey Tune (Boult/Katchen)

Complete new rip with the new rig and in 24/192
This disc couples two recordings made in 1959 at a time when Decca was at the forefront of recording technology. They also had on their rosta of soloists Julius Katchen who was perfectly attuned to these three pieces. Julius Katchen had an interesting combination of Russian heritage, an inexhaustible fund of energy both physical and mental, and a technique that overcame challenges with some apparent ease. This combination led him to make spectacularly exciting recordings of Liszt and these three works all of which respond so very well to his special brand of nonchalant bravura. In this he is also matched by the orchestra and Boult as conductor.

# Composer: Sergeji Rachmaninov, Ernst von Dohnányi
# Pianist: Julius Katchen
# Orchestra: London Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
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# Size: 1.73 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Sir Edward Elgar – Violin Concerto (Menuhin/Boult)

Menuhin’s actual violin timbre is uniquely soulful and produces for me a sense of longing and possible regret for times past which seems to perfectly match with so much of Elgar’s musical psyche.

# Composer: Sir Edward Elgar
# Performer: Yehudi Menuhin
# Orchestra: New Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
# Vinyl (1966)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: EMI/Angel
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 991 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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