Wiener Philharmoniker: Decca – The Orchestral Edition (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Richard Wagner, Gustav Holst, Anton Bruckner, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss II, Otto Nicolai, Emik Nikolaus Von Reznicek, Richard Heuberger, Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestras: Wiener Philharmoniker
# Conductors: Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, Willi Boskovsky, Karl Münchinger, Zubin Mehta, George Szell
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12, DR 14, DR 14, DR 13, DR 13, DR 15
# Label: Decca | 478 7464
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (12.5GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.27GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.63GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Do I even need to say anything about this box set?

It’s the Wiener Philharmoniker. The performances speak for themselves.

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures From An Exhibition (CSO/Solti)

front-small-boxsetDon’t be surprised by the title…even myself, I always thought, it is “at” and not “from”…but the correct translation from Russian is “from”. Anyway, this is another outstanding performance of the “Pictures”, that I omissed to post all the time.
Now it’s time to knee down in front of Maestro Solti. One of the better full orchestral Pictures to be found! Full of passion and energy. Solti, the Chicago Symphony, and the London engineers bring out all the color and life in this great piece. The combination with a delightful performance of Le Tombeau de Couperin is a good match. Couldn’t be better! Highly recommended!

Composer: Modest Mussorgsky, Maurice Ravel
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Vinyl (1980)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.85 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Johannes Brahms – The Four Symphonies (Solti)

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I’ve been listening many times to this set, particularly the 1st Symphony, and my opinion has changed, concerning other great performances of other conductors. Now I am in absolute awe of it. Why has this collection changed my mind? In one word: bass. The low register instruments, especially the basses and cellos, stand strongly in these recordings, and the result is I’m discovering a *lot* of depth to the composition that had escaped me before. Brahms turns out to be a much better composer than other recordings had let me discover before. In certain passages, I focus totally on the low strings, just to see what they’re up to, and I’m richly rewarded…

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Orchestra:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# Label: Decca
# ASIN: B0000026Y6
# Size: 4.09 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

 

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Ludwig van Beethoven – The Nine Symphonies + Interview: Solti about Beethoven (in German)

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This is a broad, powerful, heavy-duty Beethoven symphony cycle, free of idiosyncracy, that can stand as a benchmark to measure against more unconventional interpretations, a kind of golden mean of Beethoven. Decca’s spacious sonics foregrounds Solti’s attention to orchestral detail; all the sections, particularly the low strings and the winds can be heard to beautiful effect. Solti’s tempos are expansive, and as befits a great opera conductor, incident rules over architecture.

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Yvonne Minton, Pilar Lorengar, Martti Talvela, Stuart Burrows
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyls (1975)
# Format: Flac
# Number of discs: 10
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B000T9QF8S
# Size: 8.4 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Solti / CSO – Le Sacre Du Printemps (180g pressing, from the 6LP box set)

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# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1975 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Decca | SXL 2400
# Size: 663MB (24/96) + 184MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

The sixth album in the second Decca Sound 6LP box set.

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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Bela Bartok – The Miraculous Mandarin/Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta (Solti)

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2nd pressing, wide band, rare and expensive
All thanks go to our friend ONKLE – his gem, my rip 😉

# Composer: Bela Bartok
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor:
Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN:
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# Size: 1.76 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Sir Georg Solti / LSO – Mahler: Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ (Dutch pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: London
# Size: 24/96kHz (1.53GB) and 16/44.1 (379MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Sir Georg Solti / CSO – Dvořák New World Symphony (Dutch pressing)

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# Composer: Antonín Dvořák
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: London
# Size: 881MB (24/96) + 218MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Because you just can’t have too many copies of the New World…

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Mahler/CSO/Solti – Symphony No. 8 In E Flat – ”Symphony Of A Thousand” (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1971 / 1982)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 99/100 of 100
# Size: 1.63GB (24/96) + 466MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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