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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 8, Piano Works (14 LPs)

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This is Box No. 8 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Geza Anda, Wilhelm Kempff, Jörg Demus, Norman Shetler
Number of Discs: 14/75
Format: Flac
Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 13.77 GB
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Kempff – Beethoven – Piano Sonatas No. 29 & 30 (German pressing)

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# Composers: Ludwug van Beethoven
# Performer: Wilhelm Kempff
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft | 138 944 SLPM
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.29GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.12GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (274MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 7, Violin Sonatas, Cello Sonatas (8 LPs)

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This is Box No. 7 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin, Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff
Vinyl
Number of Discs: 8/75
Format: Flac
Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 7.5 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 6, Piano Trios & Piano Quartets (6 LPs)

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This is Box No. 6 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Martin Lovett, Pierre Fournier, Karl Leister, Christoph Eschenbach, Wilhelm Kempff, Henryk Szeryng, Norbert Brainin, Peter Schidlof
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 6/75
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 2.78 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Complete Works For Cello And Piano (Fournier/Kempff)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these beautiful 1st pressings
I have been listening to this box-set intensely during ripping and my admiration for Kempff–already considerable–has grown in leaps and bounds. So too has my regard for Pierre Fournier, whose playing on this recordings is bold and clearly articulated. Kempff is the most humane and visionary of pianists, and he is remarkable in that he is perfectly prepared to put his undoubted virtuosity on the back burner and let Fournier’s cello fully sing and soar. I have noticed on other recordings of cello sonatas (the Kovacevich/Du Pre coupling of Beethoven’s 3rd and 5th and the Ax/Ma Brahms for example) that the cello is often overwhelmed. This is definitely not the case here, where the projection of both instuments seems perfectly in balance, and if anything favors the cello. When it first arrived I was a little dismayed to see that these were listed as “Live Recordings,” since I am not really a fan of this sub-genre–they usually end up having none of the spontaneity and energy of the concert arena while maintaining all the little annoyances (audience shuffling/flubbed notes). This recording however, is perfect for these pieces. The sound is spacious and you come away with the impression that these musicians are playing just for you in a rather large room.

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 15
# Size: 2.59 GB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3 (Kempff/Leitner)

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Dédié…

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Wilhelm Kempff
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
# Vinyl (1962)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN:
B000026DFH
# Size: 1.08 GB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Kempff/Leitner)

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Dédié…

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Wilhelm Kempff
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN:
B000026DFH
# Size: 1.19 GB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concertos (Kempff/Leitner)

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Another marvellous near mint box, found on ebay for a little price…
This box came out for the celebration of Kempff’s 80th birthday, in 1975. The recordings are from 1961-62

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Wilhelm Kempff
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
# Vinyl (1961-62)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN:
B000026DFH
# Size: 3.49 GB
# Scan: yes
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Super HD-Vinyl 192/24 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’ (Wilhelm Kempff)

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Kempff had perhaps the best innate understanding of Beethoven’s lyrical architechtonics; plus he had the wonderful techinque to execute his realizations. Kempff had splendid taste and vibrant exhilaration.

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Wilhelm Kempff
# Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
# Vinyl (1963)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000026DFH
# Size: 1.29 GB
# Scan: yes
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Super HD-Vinyl 192/24 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concertos 2 & 4 (Wilhelm Kempff)

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Many thanks to our friend ONKLE who sent me this gem
Complete new rip, without the known distortions

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Wilhelm Kempff
# Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
# Vinyl (1963)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000026DFH
# Size: 2.23 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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