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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (L’Oiseau-Lyre) Georg Philipp Telemann – Double & Triple Concerti (Hogwood)

Captured in 32 bit/384 kHz

All thanks for this audiophile gem go to Dagote
This is one of the best recodings ever with this duo: AAM & Sir Christopher Hogwood. The sound quality of this recording is superb. The repertoire is magnificently selected for this group of concertos, including some less usual ones, as the Concerto Polonois. Hogwood and AAM exhibit a very precise and most melodic reading, with perfect tempi, according to the main features of the orchestra, besides the use of epoch instruments. The selection is so good that it’s hard to choose a preferred or a major piece. Known as a tremendously prolific composer, Georg Phillip Telemann paid the price for putting J. S. Bach on lower platforms at their times: after his death, Telemann became regarded as a “minor composer”. But nothing as giving time time. Here, we can hear some of the best Telemann in a very common baroque form: the double concerto. Strongly recommended.
Audiophile factor: very high!

Composer: Georg Philipp Telemann
Orchestra: The Academy Of Ancient Music
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Vinyl 1983
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: L’Oiseau-Lyre
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 2.15 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (L’Oiseau Lyre) WAM – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Serenata Notturna, Notturno, K.286 (Hogwood)

Many thanks to Lemarquis for this fine gem
All 3 pieces on this disc are well played and recorded. The warhorse K.545 sounds fresh and clean here – the Salomon Quartet sounds light footed and wonderfully transparent. There is plenty of juice here. Hogwood’s rendition of the Notturno For Four Orchestras, K.286, is stunning beautiful, and is hands down the best version I’ve heard on record. The wind parts are captured vividly and the dialogue between the four orchestras is extremely well done. Many recordings of K.286 have problems with dynamics and space, but here you get the sense of an ample soundstage, in which the more distant forces seem quite distant, while those more immediate are much closer. It’s a delicate balance, and Hogwood succeeds where others have failed…..

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: The Academy Of Ancient Music
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Vinyl (1984)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: L’Oiseau Lyre
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 1.11 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Georg Friedrich Händel – La Resurrezione (Academy Of Ancient Music)

R.I.P. Maestro, we will miss you!

# Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
# Performer: Patrizia Kwela, Emma Kirby, Carolyn Watkinson, Ian Patridge, David Thomas
# Orchestra: The Academy of Ancient Music

# Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
# Vinyl (1982)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD: B0009A41VK
(only 8 CD-Box-set)
# Size: 2.02 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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