Classical

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Tannhäuser (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tannhäuser (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Tannhäuser (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
3x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
3x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.45 GB (CD-Layer) + 8.55 GB (SACD ISO) + 7.10 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 3.43 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186405 | Genre: Classical

Continuing his extraordinary SACD series of Richard Wagner’s music dramas for PentaTone, Marek Janowski presents Tannhäuser in the original Dresden version, with a dynamic cast, choir, and orchestra that give the performance their all. Like the previous recordings in this project, issued in celebration of the bicentennial of Wagner’s birth, the performance is live and the sound quality is exceptional in capturing both the exciting playing of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the dramatic power of the singers onstage.Read More

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Parsifal (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Parsifal (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Parsifal (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
4x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
4x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.85 GB (CD-Layer) + 11.3 GB (SACD ISO) + 9.47 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 4.61 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186 401| Genre: Classical

Parsifal is the second installment in Pentatone’s ambitious project to record Wagner’s ten important operas between in 2011 and 2013 in celebration of the bicentennial of his birth, featuring live concert performances with Marek Janowski leading Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Rundfunkchor Berlin. Janowski is an old hand at Wagner, having conducted the first (and very fine) digital recording of The Ring, and he brings a sure understanding and unified conception to Parsifal.Read More

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Lohengrin (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Lohengrin (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Lohengrin (2012)
{CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | 3x Discs | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | 3x Discs | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.32 GB (CD-Layer) + 9.74 GB (SACD ISO) + 8.04 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 3.74 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186403 | Genre: Classical

Janowski’s Wagner cycle arrives at Lohengrin and by this point in the series some things can safely be relied on. The first is Janowski’s penchant for fast tempi which, in this context, carries the welcome advantage that each act fits onto one disc. It seldom feels rushed, however. When he broadens out it is for the more famously contemplative moments, such as In fernem Land or Einsam in truben tagen. In fact, the dawn interlude in the third act begins remarkably slowly but gathers pace as it develops, an effect that not everyone will enjoy.Read More

Tomita – Firebird (1975) {2019, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tomita - Firebird (1975) {2019, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tomita – Firebird (1975) {2019, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.03 GB (ISO) + 1.71 GB (FLAC Mch) + 834 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | Austria | Cat#: CDSML 8558 | Genre: Classical

Equipped with a warehouse of component Moog equipment, four phase shifters, a Roland space echo unit, a sitar (!), and other period electronic gear, Tomita re-enters the Russian classical repertoire with his take on Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919 version). As unique as Tomita’s idiom was (and still is), this transcription is rather conservative for him, not as startling nor as playful as those of Debussy and Mussorgsky on his first two RCA albums.Read More

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Das Rheingold (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Das Rheingold (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Das Rheingold (2013)
{CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | 2x Disc | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | 2x Disc | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.48 GB (CD-Layer) + 7.37 GB (SACD ISO) + 6.26 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 3.12 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classic | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186 406 | Genre: Classical

Among the events around the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner’s birth, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, in 2010, embarked on a project to record Wagner’s ten most important operatic works under the baton of Marek Janowski.Read More

Albéniz / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Frühbeck De Burgos – Suite Española (1968) {2017, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Albéniz / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Frühbeck De Burgos - Suite Española (1968) {2017, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Albéniz / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Frühbeck De Burgos – Suite Española (1968)
{2017, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.59 GB (ISO) + 731 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPC 6355 SA | Genre: Classical

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Gustav Holst / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti – Holst: The Planets (1979) {1982, MFSL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Gustav Holst / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti - Holst: The Planets (1979) {1982, MFSL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Gustav Holst / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti – Holst: The Planets (1979)
{1982, MFSL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 959 MB (Hi-Res) + 295 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Japan JVC Pressed | Cat#: MFQR 1-510 | Genre: Classical
Half-Speed Mastered

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Ottorino Respighi / The Cleveland Orchestra / Lorin Maazel – Feste Romane – The Pines Of Rome (1977) {1982, MFSL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Ottorino Respighi / The Cleveland Orchestra / Lorin Maazel - Feste Romane - The Pines Of Rome (1977) {1982, MFSL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Ottorino Respighi / The Cleveland Orchestra / Lorin Maazel – Feste Romane – The Pines Of Rome (1977) {1982, MFSL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 934 MB (Hi-Res) + 254 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Japan JVC Pressed | Cat#: MFQR 1-507 | Genre: Classical
Half-Speed Mastered

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Various Artists – Super Audio CD Sampler – RQR (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - Super Audio CD Sampler - RQR (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – Super Audio CD Sampler – RQR (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.07 GB (ISO) + 3.04 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.37 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: PentaTone Classics | Netherlands | Cat#: PTC 5186 044 | Genre: Classical

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Isao Tomita – Daphnis Et Chloe (1979) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isao Tomita - Daphnis Et Chloe (1979) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isao Tomita – Daphnis Et Chloe (1979) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel (4.0 Quad)
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.26 GB (ISO) + 939 MB (FLAC Stereo) + 1.94 GB (FLAC Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | UK | Cat#: CDSML 8554 | Genre: Electronic, Classical

Subtitled ‘The Ravel Album’, this album was also released in the USA as ‘Boléro’ with different packaging and a different running order. A 7″ and 12″ single of ‘Bolero’ (the tune) was released in the UK by popular demand in the light of the success of the movie “10” starring Bo Derek and Dudley Moore. It actually hit the Top 75! Tomita says that this is his favourite album. It was presented to his daughter on her marriage. His daughter’s name and that of her fianceé were written using grass in the picture of ‘Daphnis et Chloé’.Read More

Billy Joel – Fantasies & Delusions (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Joel - Fantasies & Delusions (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Joel – Fantasies & Delusions (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.06 GB (ISO) + 1.11 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | USA | Cat#: CS 85397 | Genre: Classical

It was pretty clear that Billy Joel had run out of steam by 1993’s River of Dreams. He had shown signs of wearing on its predecessor, Storm Front, but his trademark melodic gift disappeared on River of Dreams and his words, even performances, were bone-tired — he even called the last song “The Last Song (No More Words).” So, it was no great surprise that he did not rush to record a follow-up, and when he started murmuring toward the end of the decade that perhaps he wasn’t interested in pop music anymore, nobody who paid attention could have been surprised.Read More

Johannette Zomer, Fred Jacobs – Splendore di Roma (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Johannette Zomer, Fred Jacobs - Splendore di Roma (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Johannette Zomer, Fred Jacobs – Splendore di Roma (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.12 GB (ISO) + 2.24 GB (FLAC Mch) + 992 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Channel Classics | Germany | Cat#: CCS SA 19903 | Genre: Classical

During the pontificate of Urban VIII (1623-1644), the arts in Rome enjoyed a period of unprecedented splendor. In the context of the Counterreformation, they were part of the propaganda arsenal of papal might. The architecture of Bernini and Borromini, as well as the musiche of Mazzocchi and Rossi, echoing in the private apartments of the cardinals and the accademie, where the elite of Rome congregated to enjoy music and poetry, bear witness to this trend.Read More