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Mono HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) The Horowitz Collection


Many thanks to Trottar for This historical document
Historical recordings from (I guess) the 40s/50s.
This box contains much of the best of Horowitz’s playing. He is at the top of his ability, and the recordings are just superb, not to mention the incredibly eclectic choice of works that he plays on this. It’s worth it just to hear him play the Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise!

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Karl Czerny, Muzio Clementi, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Camille Saint-Saëns, Moritz Moszkowski, Sergei Prokofiev, Samuel Barber, Alexander Scriabin, Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz

Vinyl 1963

Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 1.16 GB
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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 4 (Japanese pressing)


# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7054-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.67GB), 24-bit/96kHz (932MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (218MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

All albums should be this clean. Wow.

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Philips) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphonies No. 34 & 38 (Marriner)


Many thanks to our friend Dagote for the immortal Marriner
Trust Sir Neville Mariner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields to handle Mozart–whether early, middling, or late–with brio. Then add the technical excellence of Philips to the value inherent already in the great composer and one of the twentieth century’s finest houses for Baroque and Classical music. The result is of unsurpassable value. This is another great listening experience performed by The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, under Sir Neville Marriner. The interpretation is outstanding, though a little different than what we traditionally hear for Mozart.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Vinyl 1980
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.13 GB
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Mono HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Turnabouts) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Magic Flute (Beecham)


Many thanks to Bob for another rarity
Pyramids crumble into step-pyramids before being reduced by the elements into knolls and then dust in wait for another Cheops to be enthroned, reign and die.
This Magic Flute is a pyramid which Beecham, Lord of the Pills, raised majestically in 1937. Notwithstanding the passage of decades and onslaught of Period Practice, its capstone is still in place; its lining of limestone is pristine and overall it shows every sign of defying time for the foreseeable future and beyond. What an achievement! There is no better sung Magic Flute on record. Nearby, the pyramids of the post-war Karajan (EMI) and Furtwangler performances are keeping pace with it. The contribution of one Fritz Wunderlich is keeping Karl Bohm’s pyramid in the game. Further afield and despondent in ruination, one can view the knolls of Pale Bill Christie (Erato), Jeggy (DG) and Karajan (DG) whose Tamino, Francisco Araiza, is as gritty as the sands of Giza. To varying degrees, they served their day.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Tiana Lemnitz, Erna Berger, Irma Beike, Helge Roswaenge, Gerhard Hüsch, Wilhelm Strienz

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Vinyl 1963 (1937)

Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC
Label: Turnabouts
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 1.06 GB
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (BIS) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21, Sinfonia Concertante (Scheja, Lydell, Sparf, Wedin)


Many thanks to our friend Dagote for this audiophile pearl
There are numerous accounts of the famous Elvira Madigan concerto, so called because the second movement is featured in the movie, but this performance is as fine as any, with Scheja absolutely sparkling at the keyboard and Wedin providing crisp, energetic backup. This is one of the sunniest pieces of music ever written, it will brighten up almost any mood. Who says, you always have to have only the best known artists and orchestras? Listen to this and be happy! Highly recommended!

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Staffan Scheja, Nils-Erik Sparf, Bernt Lysell
Orchestra: The Stockholm Sinfonietta
Conductor: Jan-Olav Wedin
Vinyl 1982
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: BIS
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 2.42 GB
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Server: FF
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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 5 (Japanese pressing)


# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7055-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.48GB), 24-bit/96kHz (838MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (196MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

The first classical rip with the new cart and preamp/ADC!

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerti No. 4 & 5 (Schneiderhan)

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Wolfang Schneiderhan is -undeniably – one of the master violinists in Mozart. His intonation is extremely evocative, his phrasing has that naïf touch so lovable in these works. Mozart doesn’t demand fierceness but delicacy and slender elegance and finesse. The Fourth Concerto is one the most relevant examples of superb musicality and austere sobriety.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Orchestra:  Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the NDR
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Hisserstedt
Vinyl 1961/1980?
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.93 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Various Composers – Horowitz In Moscow

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Can you figure out, what you are going to do, when you become 83 years old? Mr. Horowitz gave a legendary concert in Moscow, playing as beautiful as he maybe never did before. If you are reading this, I am sure you appreciate Horowitz and his music and have already listened to this famous recording. It is just as good as when it was recorded and is one of my favorite for piano music. In the unlikely case you are not familiar with Horowitz in Moscow, this is truly a gem and you should get it. If music can move you, this most certainly will, it is very pleasant.

Composer: Domenico Scarlatti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Moritz Moszkowski
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz
Vinyl 1986
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 2.29 GB
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Suk / PKO – Mozart: Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra (5LP box set, EU pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: Prague Chamber Orchestra
# Performer: Josef Suk
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Eurodisc Records ‎| 85 962 XK
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (10.0GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.07GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.36GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado – Complete Concerto Recordings (6 x 180g Remastered Vinyls)

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Many thanks to our friend Urbanox for this stunning box
With this special edition DG pays tribute to an extraordinary musical partnership. The 6LP box set collects all the concerto recordings made by pianist Martha Argerich with conductor Claudio Abbado over more than 45 years. Their final meeting on stage took place at the Lucerne Festival at Easter 2013, where they performed two Mozart concertos. This special occasion was recorded, and the release was not only highly praised but is also Deutsche Grammophon’s most successful release of 2014 so far.
Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado got to know each other through Friedrich Gulda, with whom they both studied in the late 1950s. Their close collaboration in the studio began in 1967 with Argerich’s brilliant concerto-debut release of the Prokofiev Third and Ravel G major. Each recording since then has been a success, as much with the critics as on a commercial level.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, Frederik Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, Peter Tchaikowsky, Sergej Prokofiev
Performer: Martha Argerich
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Vinyl 2015
Number of discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 15/14/15/15/14/17
Size: 11.67 GB
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Server: FF

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