HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Hungaroton) Johann Sebastian Bach – Piano Concertos (Kocsis, Schiff, Falvai, Rohmann)

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Thank you Trottar for these marvellous performances

R.I.P. Maestro Kocsis!

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer: Zoltán Kocsis, András Schiff, Sándor Falvai, Imre Rohmann, István Matuz, Lóránt Kovács
# Orchestra: A Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Főiskola Zenekara
# Conductor: Albert Simon
# Vinyl (1977)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Hungaroton
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN:
B0000030C6
# Size: 1.1 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Crystal Clear) Virgil Fox – The Fox Touch, Vol. 1 & 2

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Only a re-up! Whit new archives and links.

You are warned: the bass of these bass pipes will blow you away 😉
Virgil Fox playes on the Rufatti Organ at the Garden Grove Community Church in California. The Artistry of Virgil Fox is evident throughout this recording as in all of his recordings. A beautiful farewell from a great performer and superb human being. I recommend it without reservation. Sensetional and spectacular High-End-Recordings by audiophile label Crystal Clear, whose standards were direct-to-disc recordings of the 1st class on 180g vinyl in a time, where no one thought to offer audiophile recordings on 180g vinyl.

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Jongen, Cesar Franck, Jehan Alain, Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupré, Eugène Gigout, Louis Vierne
# Performer: Virgil Fox
# Vinyl (1977)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Crystal Clear
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: not found

# Size: 2.45 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Klavier) Camille Saint-Saëns – ‘Organ’ Symphony No. 3 (Louis Fremaux)

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Without a doubt, one of the best performances of SS’ 3rd Symphony
Fremaux’s performance of the “Organ” Symphony is the only version I have ever felt was worthy of mentioning in the same breath as Charles Munch’s famous 1959 RCA recording with the Boston Symphony. What’s more, the Fremaux performance deserves its multiple releases. The interpretation displays energy, zest, excitement, and grace aplenty, with a second-movement Adagio that flows over the listener in soft, warm waves.

Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Organist: Christopher Robinson
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Vinyl (1973)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Klavier
Size: 710 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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High-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (EMI) Carl Orff – Carmina Burana (Previn)

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Revisited with the whole Black Bird gang…new rip in 192k from March 2016
Being somewhat of a fanatic about Carmina Burana, I have had occasion to listen to several recordings of these songs…and I own around 10 different versions on vinyl and CDs.
This recording is, without a doubt, the best one there. From the opening of ‘O Fortuna’, where the silence speaks as eloquently as the crash of the music, through the solos of the sorpranos at the end, which makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up, it is so clear and pure, the performance is superb.

Composer: Carl Orff
Performer: Sheila Armstrong, Gerald English, Thomas Allen
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: André Previn
Vinyl (1975)
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 2.35 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Turnabout) Franz Schubert – Allegro In A Minor “Lebensstürme” / “Grand Duo” Sonata (Brendel/Crochet)

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While we know well Austrian piano legend Alfred Brendel, almost nothing is to found on Internet about the French/American piansit Evelyne Crochet.
Here can you read about her.

# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Performer: Evelyne Crochet,
Alfred Brendel
Vinyl 1973
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Turnabout

# DR-Analysis: DR 14
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Size: 941 MB
# Scan: Yes

# Server: FF
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Melodiya) Dmitri Shostakovich – Viola Sonata, Violin Sonata (Oistrakh, Druzhinin, Muntyan, Richter)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to Jan-Luc for this rare gem
The Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 is the last composition by Dmitri Shostakovich. Completed in July 1975, just weeks before his death, it is dedicated to Fyodor Druzhinin, violist in the Beethoven Quartet. The work received its official premiere in October 1975 with the performing forces of violist Fyodor Druzhinin and pianist Mikhail Muntyan. Appearing at the end of the composer’s compositional output, the Sonata for Viola and Piano effectively represents the bleak, mortality-obsessed late style composition of Shostakovich.
Dmitri Shostakovich composed Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 134 in the autumn of 1968 in Moscow, completing it on October 23. It is set in three movements and lasts approximately 31 minutes. It is dedicated to the violinist David Oistrakh, who premiered the work on May 3, 1969 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

# Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
# Performer:
David Oistrakh, Fyodor Druzhinin, Mikhail Muntyan, Sviatoslav Richter
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Vinyl 1970-76
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: EMI/Melodiya

# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 1.21 GB
# Scan: Yes

# Server: FF
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 (BIS) Gunilla von Bahr (Flute), Diego Blanco (Guitar)

front-small-boxsetMany many thanks to Mats for this rare gem of the swedish audiophile label BIS
Gunilla von Bahr and Diego Blanco are two legendary Swedish label BIS artists who give us various written works of Scandinavian origin for these beautiful musical instruments such as the flute and classical guitar. Beautiful work of Eberhard Werdin where the instruments mentioned are brilliantly accompanied by the Stockholm Chamber Ensemble. Also include adapted works for flute and guitar of Carulli, Villa-Lobos, Laurindo Almeida and other work of interesting virtuosity and the Suite for flute of Gunnar Hahn, intense and beautiful. Two artist with beautiful sound and fine interpretation.

Audiophile factor: Very High!

# Composer: Eberhard Werdin, Emile Desportes, Fernando Carulli, François-Joseph Gossec, Gunnar Hahn, Heinrich Aloys Präger, Laurindo Almeida, Manuel De Falla,
# Performer: Gunilla von Bahr, Diego Blanco
, Jan-Olav Wedin
# Orchestra: Stockholm Chamber Ensemble
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Vinyl 1976
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: BIS

# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 1.01 GB
# Scan: Yes

# Server: FF
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Mercury) Bela Bartok – The Wooden Prince (Dorati)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
Antal Dorati really has this one wrapped up–as a great ballet conductor, Hungarian, and friend of the composer, he brings a special authority to Bartók’s allegorical ballet The Wooden Prince. This is Bartók at his most Romantically evocative, with orchestral writing full of shimmering textures and exotic sounds. This was the first stereo recording of the complete ballet, and it remains one of the finest, both in sound and performance. — David Hurwitz

Pay attention: the glitch-phantom strikes again….
due to a digital error on side B at 4:20  (I don’t know what, how and why causes it once/twice in a month) a complete new rip is available. Please replace the old rip with the newer one, at least replace part 2 (side B). If you see on FF the rar archives twice (old FF issue) please take the newer ones (by date)

# Composer: Bela Bartok
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
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Vinyl 1966
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Mercury

# DR-Analysis: DR 14
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Size: 1.01 GB
# Scan: Yes

# Server: FF
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Mercury) Bela Bartok – Dance Suite, Deux Portraits, Mikrokosmos (Dorati)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this marvellous record
Yet for my money this disc is “where it’s at,” to use street slang. Dorati gives us stunning clarity and some real insights into a work that’s a lot more complex than other recordings will have you realize. There are inner details revealing Bartok’s complex cross-rhythms that often get lost in the frenzy of brass and percussion in many performances. Amazingly, this recording is as powerful and, well, “loud” as any other, yet all the delicate detail shows through. You’ll hear lines you never heard before, and discover phrases to be make up of combinations of instruments you didn’t realize.

# Composer: Bela Bartok
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Hungarica
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
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Vinyl 1959
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Mercury

# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 1.4 GB
# Scan: Yes

# Server: FF
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Super-High-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

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I thought, it’s time to revisit this jewel with the new rig, ripping it in 192/24, as gift for under your Xmas-tree
The best TOSCA ever – perfect in every way: performance, dramatic act, sound !

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, George London
# Orchestra: of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
# Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size:  4.35 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Pay attention:
the track B7-C1 Act 2 – ‘Ov’e’ Angelotti’ – ‘Mario, tu qui’ was, however, “forgotten” by me to be loaded – please DL the track (separate file) and include it to your folder.

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