Tag Archives: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Clarinet Concerto KV 622, Bassoon Concerto KV 191 (Böhm, Prinz, Zeman)


It was Mozart who demonstrated once and for all that the concerto could be just as weighty a medium as the symphony. It is a pity that his achievement was not heeded more comprehensively. I have often thought that the likes of Beethoven, Brahms et al would have been more-rounded figures if they had composed a concerto for woodwind. Imagine a bassoon concerto by the Master of Leviathans – Anton Bruckner. Richard Strauss, composer of the Alpine Symphony & Ein Heldenleben, showed that it could be done with his chaste contribution to the repertoire. Provided he dropped all the claptrap – no hammer-blows of fate or cowbells or portentous sub-texts – a clarinet concerto by Mahler would be a fascinating prospect.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:
Alfred Prinz, Dietmar Zeman
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Vinyl 1974/1983
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 977 MB
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Server: FF
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Backhaus: Beethoven – Piano Concertos 1-5, Diabelli Variations (3 CD box set, FLAC)

Backhaus: Beethoven - Piano Concertos 1-5, Diabelli Variations (3 CD, FLAC)

Backhaus: Beethoven - Piano Concertos 1-5, Diabelli Variations (3 CD, FLAC)

Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 3 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B00000IP51
Size: 991 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Giuseppe Verdi – Otello (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

Captured in 32 bit/384 kHz
Revisited with the benefits of the current equipment

In the year 1960 something magic happened in Vienna…

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Aldo Protti
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1960
Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 5.33 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 16 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B001DCQJUY
Size: 4.82 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
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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 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concertos KV 595 & KV 365 (Elena & Emil Gilels)

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Thank you Jean-Luc for this great recordings
This is probably the best 27th I’ve heard, with the great Russian pianist Emil Gilels at the pinnacle of his career. Here (and in K 365) the Vienna Philharmonic, led brilliantly by Karl Böhm, provides rich, colorful, authoritative support. In K 365, Mozart’s Double Concerto, Elena Gilels, a very talented player in her own right, joins her father. A lovely, mood-shifting composition for 2 pianos–is a great way to accompain this magical 27th. These 1970s recordings were superbly engineered, and the digital transfers are warm and vibrant. There’s good balance between piano(s) and orchestra, and nice stereo separation of the two pianos.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elena Gilels, Emil Gilels
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 1.11 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1 (Karajan)

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All thanks for this fine music go to
Lemarquis

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1959/1985
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR13
Size: 921 MB
Scan: yes
Server:
FF

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HD-Vinyls (Mono)24/96 (EMI) Gustav Mahler – Kindertotenlieder (Ferrier)

front-small-boxsetAll thanks for these gems go to Tovarnik
Even before her tragic death at 41 (in 1953), Kathleen Ferrier became a legend for her incomparable voice, her simplicity and sincerity of expression, and her indomitable courage. This compilation of recordings originally made in the 1940s includes two beautifully sung Händel arias, two sacred songs by Maurice Greene, and delightful duets by Purcell and Mendelssohn (sung in English with another beloved English singer, Isobel Baillie), greatly enhanced by the inimitable pianist Gerald Moore. But the core of this recording is the Mahler cycle. Here, Ferrier’s voice takes on a new warmth and intensity; her deeply inward, direct expressiveness gives the bereaved parent’s grief and anguish a devastating impact. Her reading of the last song could be a bit more spooky, but the end is heartbreaking in its submissive resignation. The Vienna Philharmonic and Bruno Walter are in their native element. –Edith Eisler

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Performer: Kathleen Ferrier, Gerald Moore, Isobel Baillie
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Vinyl (1949)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 442 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Abbado: Mahler – 10 Symphonien (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Abbado: Mahler - 10 Symphonien (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Abbado: Mahler - 10 Symphonien (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 12 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B000009MCC
Size: 2.77 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Wilhelm Furtwängler – The Legacy (107 CD box set, FLAC)

Wilhelm Furtwangler - The Legacy (107 CD box set, FLAC)

Wilhelm Furtwangler – The Legacy (107 CD box set, FLAC)

All thanks fly to gwisch
And my personal thanks to him. I was looking for it for years

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 107 CD box set + DVD rip
Format: FLAC (image+cue) + MKV
Label: Membran
ASIN: B004JC16LC
Size: 26.6 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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