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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 (RCA) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ‎- Elijah (Ormandy)

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All thanks for this go to Bob
Premiered in Birmingham town hall in 1846, and a fixture of massed British choral societies ever since, Elijah is a prime culprit of George Bernard Shaw’s quip accusing Mendelssohn of “despicable oratorio-mongering”. But get a performance as fleet-footed and intelligent as this and all stodge and sanctimony are swept away. There is heft when it matters, in Yet Doth the Lord, and drama-charged recitatives from fulsome voiced soloists. But what’s more compelling is the nimbleness, the swift-moving parts. There are quick corners and shapely inner voices, subtle weft even in classic fat chorus numbers such as Blessed are the Men who Fear Him. Raspy period strings add God-fearing menace, the choir sound rich but luminous in detail.

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performer:
Shirley Verrett, Jane Marsh, Richard Lewis, Tom Krause, Singing City Choir Of Philadelphia, The Columbus Boychoir
Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 2.85 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra (Ormandy)

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Dont ask me, my friends, why this recording sounds phenomenal outstanding, although it is a digital production. Hear and judge by yourself.

# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra
# Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Angel (EMI)
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B000P9VUKA

# Size: 676 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Riccardo Muti / The Philadelphia Orchestra – Pictures at an Exhibition / The Firebird (Suite, 1919) (Hi-Q Records, 180g pressing)

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# Composers: Modest Moussorgsky, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra
# Conductor: Riccardo Muti
# Vinyl (1960 / 2010)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Hi-Q Records | HIQLP013
# Size: 1GB (24/96) + 261MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

Another outstanding release from Hi-Q records. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original analog master tapes, and featuring the original artwork.

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Ormandy / Philadelphia Orchestra – Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 (“Scottish”) / Beethoven: Egmont Overture (1983, US pressing)

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# Composers: Felix Mendelssohn / Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra
# Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
# Vinyl (1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: RCA Red Seal
# Size: 24/96kHz (1.00GB) and 16/44.1 (266MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: FF, FP

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Ormandy / Reiner – Strauss Tone Poems (2LP, red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Orchestras: The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductors: Eugene Ormandy and Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1954 & 1960 / 1978)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 15/16 of 100
# Size: 1.85GB (24/96) + 475MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Each of the library cases in this 100LP collection has a title or theme to it. Volume 15 & 16 is entitled “Strauss Tone Poems” – a compilation of 3 classic works by Richard Strauss. Two of the performances are by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The other is by Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Purely in terms of sound quality, this set could possibly have the best sound yet. Absolutely spectacular.

As always, if anyone has requests for anything else in this set, please add them to the comments.

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