Various Artists – DG111: 6 Classic Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

# Composers: Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Antonin Dvorák, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Gustav Mahler
# Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
# Conductors: Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (2016)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 11, DR 13, DR 11, DR 14, DR 12, DR 15
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 5449 1
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (13.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.64GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.69GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory


Deutsche Grammophon is the world’s largest and most successful classical music label with a history stretching back to the dawn of recorded sound in 1898. The yellow label has always been synonymous with classical music, repertoire breadth and the greatest artist roster in the world.

This deluxe box set presents six of the label’s greatest albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at Optimal in Germany, each release has been carefully mastered from original sources.

Albums included:

LP 1 (mono):
Wilhelm Furtwängler / Berliner Philharmoniker – Haydn: Symphony No.88 in G, HI No.88 / Schumann: Symphony No.4 in D Minor, Op.120

LP 2:
Herbert von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker – Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, B. 191 / Tchaikovsky: Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33

LP 3:
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, Vienna State Opera Chorus – Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626

LP 4:
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan – Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77

LP 5:
Krystian Zimerman – Chopin: Ballades; Barcarolle; Fantaisie

LP 6:
Leonard Bernstein / Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam – Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D “Titan”

Track Listing:

Side One
Haydn: Symphony No.88 In G Major, Hob. I:88
01 – I. Adagio – Allegro
02 – II. Largo
03 – III. Menuetto (Allegretto)
04 – IV. Finale (Allegro con spirito)

Side Two
Schumann: Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120
05 – I. Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft
06 – II. Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)
07 – III. Scherzo
08 – IV. Langsam – Lebhaft – Schneller – Presto

Side Three
Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, B. 191 (cont.)
01 – I. Allegro
02 – II. Adagio ma non troppo

Side Four
Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, B. 191 (conc.)
03 – III. Finale (Allegro moderato)

Tchaikovsky: Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33
04 – Moderato assai quasi andante
05 – Tema: Moderato semplice
06 – Variazione I: Tempo del Tema
07 – Variazione II: Tempo del Tema
08 – Variazione III: Andante sostenuto
09 – Variazione IV: Andante grazioso
10 – Variazione V: Allegro moderato
11 – Variazione VI: Andante
12 – Variazione VII e Coda: Allegro vivo

Side Five
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 (cont.)
01 – I. Introitus: Requiem / II. Kyrie
02 – III. Sequentia: Dies irae
03 – III. Sequentia: Tuba mirum
04 – III. Sequentia: Rex tremendae
05 – III. Sequentia: Recordare
06 – III. Sequentia: Confutatis
07 – III. Sequentia: Lacrimosa

Side Six
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 (conc.)
08 – IV. Offertorium: Domine Jesu
09 – IV. Offertorium: Hostias
10 – V. Sanctus
11 – VI. Benedictus
12 – Agnus Dei / Lux Aeterna

Side Seven
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (cont.)
01 – I. Allegro non troppo

Side Eight
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (conc.)
02 – II. Adagio
03 – III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace – Poco più presto

Side Nine
Chopin: Ballades; Barcarolle; Fantaisie (cont.)
01 – Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
02 – Ballade No.2 in F, Op.38
03 – Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47

Side Ten
Chopin: Ballades; Barcarolle; Fantaisie (conc.)
04 – Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
05 – Barcarolle in F #, Op.60
06 – Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49

Side Eleven
Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D “Titan” (cont.)
01 – I. Langsam. Schleppend
02 – II. Kräftig bewegt

Side Twelve
Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D “Titan” (conc.)
03 – III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
04 – IV. Stürmisch bewegt

Mastered at Optimal from the original analogue source
Lacquers cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios
Limited, numbered six LP set – only 2000 sets

Additional info can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Milty Pro Zerostat 3

Stereo rig:
Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Audio Technica AT33PTG/II
AVID Pellar preamp
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC

Mono rig:
Music Hall MMF-7.1
– Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0
– Music Hall cork mat
Ortofon 2M Mono SE
SimAudio Moon 110LP preamp
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC

Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only), iZotope RX3

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15 thoughts on “Various Artists – DG111: 6 Classic Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)”

  1. A truely great JOB! I’ve listened some of the ripped files, both 96 and 192 khz, I’d like to say, VERY VERY VERY GOOD, super high ripping quality.
    That also makes me more assumptions that the previous ripping of DG’s Argerich/Abbado sets must be something wrong with the settings, or softwares. LP pressing shall be same quality, and no problem. I just propose you can kindly re-rip the LP 6 of the Argerich/Abbado sets (Ravel’s PC), because it is really pitty to hear defects on such an audiophile records. I’ll give you the time such defects happen later after I re-check the files..
    Thank you again for the Ripping….

  2. Hey Steve,
    I finally got all seven 24/96 links down loaded,
    The sound on Discs 1 & 2 is extremely good. I got this set in CD from Whatever, and it was good, but the enhanced HD of the vinyls is bigger, more opened up to my ears.
    I’m grateful for both. Thanks so much for the vinyls. I didn’t know there were any still around.

  3. Are all the albums mono or just a select few?
    Thank you, your rips are tremendous. I always have trouble ripping Mono vinyl. Any hints? Do you rip in mono or stereo from mono sources?

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