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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Peter Tchaikowsky – Romeo & Juliet/Nutcracker Suite (Maazel)


The eternal question: Why does a digital recording sound much better, when played from vinyl, compared to the CD? Indeed, this is fact on almost all recordings. But in this case, Telarc used the full benefits of the master tapes (“only” 16 bit & 50 kHz its time), that were played in the full range, not beeing reduced to 44.1 kHz for the CD-norm. The HiFi-sound becomes a Hi-End-sound and you remain speechless and want to hear it again and again. Enjoy!

You are warned: take care of your amp and (more) of your speakers. Don’t play it too loud, until you know, how loud you can get it. Telarc’s timpani and bass drum are terrific!

Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Vinyl 1981

Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Telarc
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.49 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Peter Tchaikowsky – Symphony No. 4 (Maazel)


After almost seven years, finally revisited with the benefits of the Black Bird Gang and the Audio Research SP15….and in 192 kHz
The eternal question: Why does a digital recording sound much better, when played from vinyl, compared to the CD? Indeed, this is fact on almost all recordings. But in this case, Telarc used the full benefits of the master tapes (“only” 16 bit & 50 kHz its time), that were played in the full range, not beeing reduced to 44.1 kHz for the CD-norm. The HiFi-sound becomes a Hi-End-sound and you remain speechless and want to hear it again and again. Enjoy!

You are warned: take care of your amp and (more) of your speakers. Don’t play it too loud, until you know, how loud you can get it. Telarc’s timpani and bass drum are terrific!

Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Vinyl 1979

Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Telarc
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.53 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Vinyl LP
Number of Discs: 100 LP box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+m3u)
Label: Franklin Mint
ASIN: B0040BHKRQ
Size: 78.1 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (World Record Club) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 (Gilels/Szell)

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All thanks for this gem go to Lemarquis
Gilels recorded Beethoven’s concertos three times, and the recordings with Szell are simply the best. Recordings are made in the 60’s, and Gilels was in his best “Beethoven-form” then. When he was younger, he preferred to super-virtuoso romantic pieces, but from 1950’s he started to play Beethoven more and more. These interpretations are quite plastic, Gilels plays this like Viennesse-classical pieces should be played: everything is clear, but nothing is exaggrerated. And sound is so Gilels-like: Bright and metallic (in a positive meaning!!)! Szell proves an excellent accompanist with his superb Cleveland orchestra. A conductor who was especially famous for his interpretations of Viennese-classics. Gilels gives room to delightful solos by flute/oboe here and there – one gets a feeling that this is a chamber orchestra playing with piano in it! Not just orchestra against the piano. The tonal range is marvellous.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Emil Gilels
Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
Vinyl 1969(1971)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: World Record Club
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 835 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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The Berlioz Experience (10 CD box set, APE)

The Berlioz Experience (10 CD box set, APE)

The Berlioz Experience (10 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B00008RWRJ
Size: 2.59 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Maazel: Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker Suite (FLAC)

Maazel: Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker Suite (FLAC)

Maazel: Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker Suite (FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Telarc
ASIN: B0000251M9
Size: 145 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Maazel: Gershwin – Porgy and Bess (3 CD box set, FLAC)

Maazel: Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (3 CD box set, FLAC)

Maazel: Gershwin – Porgy and Bess (3 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: George Gershwin
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 3 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B0000041QM
Size: 841 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Maazel, Dorati: Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Cuban Overture, Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Portrait (FLAC)

Maazel, Dorati: Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Cuban Overture, Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Portrait (FLAC)

Maazel, Dorati: Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Cuban Overture, Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Portrait (FLAC)

Composer: George Gershwin
Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel, Antal Dorati
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B00005B4MO
Size: 332 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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George Szell / The Cleveland Orchestra – Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (Franklin Mint pressing, red vinyl)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Conductor: George Szell
# Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra
# Vinyl (1963 / 1981)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 71 of 100
# Size: 638MB (24/96) + 175MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments or PM me directly.

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George Szell / The Cleveland Orchestra – Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (Franklin Mint pressing, red vinyl)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Conductor: George Szell
# Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra
# Vinyl (1962 / 1981)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 87 of 100
# Size: 553MB (24/96) + 157MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

Ever since I started posting rips from the Franklin Mint collection, people have been asking me to post a complete FM cycle of the Beethoven symphonies. Right before I upgraded the cartridge and preamp, I ripped all nine of them, with the full intent of posting them. Well, one thing led to another and they never got posted. Time to do something about that…

These will be posted on an “as I have time” basis, but I should have them all up fairly soon. Starting with Symphony No. 1 (of course), I’ll be posting them one by one on the front page. Each time I post a new one, I’ll bump the post to the top of the home page. As you would probably expect, the recordings will vary in sound quality. Some will be stereo, some will be mono. But all of them are highly listenable in their own right.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments or PM me directly.

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