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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 8 (“Symphony Of A Thousand”) (Tennstedt)

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All thanks for this masterwork go to Jean-Luc

This is one great recording of this great work. Without being too wordy. This recording will show you how good your system really is. Get it..It’s also a great performance as well. Barely seven minutes into the performance and we already experience a triumphant exultation–one beautiful soaring melody after another in this wonderful celebration of life.
Yes, there is great singing (all the soloists and choirs are magnificent!) but even more important are the absolutely GORGEOUS parts for the human voice. This is why the human voice is the greatest of all musical instruments. If you like beautiful singing at its passionate best, this is a performance you will return to frequently.
The “Symphony of a Thousand” (a poetic rather than literal title) was a Tennstedt specialty. The most admired part of his EMI Mahler cycle was this symphony; he recorded it in 1986, in fairly distant sound that exhibits a good deal of digital glassiness. The conductor was battling throat cancer, first diagnosed in 1985, which forced him to step down as pricnipal conductor of the London Phil. in 1987, having held the post for only four years. His returns to London thereafter were considered unique events, all the more fragile because of Tennstedt’s precarious health and last-minute cancellations. On this occasion the energy that he summons is monumental and one must say, heroic. Even Bernstein didn’t marshal the gigantic forces of the Mahler Eighth with such command and breadth, as if embracing a musical cosmos.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Performer:
London Philharmonic Choir, Tiffin School Boys’ Choir,  Elizabeth Connell, Edith Wiens, Felicity Lott, Trudeliese Schmidt, Nadine Denize, Richard Versalle, Jorma Hynninen, Hans Sotin
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
Vinyl 1986
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 1.71 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Cantatas BWV 80 & 140 (Richter)

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Richter was considered to be somewhat of an old-school romantic by the auntentic instrumentation crowd back in the 70s and 80s. I thought similarly at the time, and even felt a little guilty for liking these recordings as much as I did. Now older (and presumably a little wiser), I’ve decided that Richter was, in many respects, ahead of his time. Gardiner’s recordings over time have become more romanticized and are probably the closest to these stylisticly. The main difference is that Gardiner tends to conceive these as choral works with accompaniment, while Richter seems to place less emphasis on the choir, creating more of a balance between the orchestra and choir.
Some of his performances have never been bettered. These have supperb soloists (Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, and Peter Schreier), albeit perhaps a little bit operatic for current tastes, but not too much so.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Münchener Bach-Chor, Edith Mathis, Peter Schreier,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Trudeliese Schmidt
Orchestra: Münchener Bach-Orchester
Conductor: Karl Richter
Vinyl 1977-78-79
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 1.25 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Johann Strauss II – Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice, Kurt Eichhorn ) (1973, Operetta-Film, DVDRip-AVC)

Johann Strauss II - Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice, Kurt Eichhorn ) (1973, Operetta-Film, DVDRip-AVC)
Johann Strauss II – Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice, Kurt Eichhorn ) (1973, Operetta-Film, DVDRip-AVC)

Composer:Johann Strauss II
Performer:Anton De Ridder
Orchestra:Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Conductor:Kurt Eichhorn
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:AVC
Label:Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 1.5 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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Claudio Monteverdi – L’Orfeo (Huttenlocher, Turban, Harnoncourt, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle) (2006,Opera,DVD9)

Claudio Monteverdi - L'Orfeo (Huttenlocher, Turban, Harnoncourt, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle) (2006,Opera,DVD9)
Claudio Monteverdi – L’Orfeo (Huttenlocher, Turban, Harnoncourt, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle) (2006,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:Philippe Huttenlocher
Orchestra:Das Monteverdi-Ensemble des Opernhauses Zurich
Conductor:Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:6.84 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Subtitles:Italiano,English,Deutsch,Francais,Espanol,Chinese
Server: datafile

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