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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: 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
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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%
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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

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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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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (Decca) Hector Berlioz – Harold in Italy (Maazel)

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Reposted, now on FF
Never released on CD, great recording, hard to find.

# Composer: Hector Berlioz
# Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel
# Vinyls (1978)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: not found

# Size: 745 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super HD-Vinyl 96/24 (Telarc) Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an exhibition (Maazel)

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Reposted, now with FF links
Although this is a digital recording from the beginning era, I offer it in HD because…because…trust to your ears and throw away the CD, after a comparison with this rip. One of few records that makes me forget it’s a digital recording.

# Composer: Modest Pjotr Mussorgsky
# Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel
# Vinyl (1979)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Telarc
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B000003CSH

# Size: 872 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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