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    Masterpieces


    200-Gram Vinyl LP Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Kevin Gray At CoHEARent Audio


    Stoughton Printing Old-Style Deluxe Film-lamination Tip-On Jacket


    This is a gem of an audiophile record, a showcase for one of the truly great
    20th century violinists - Nathan Milstein - whose skill and instrumental
    mastery matches peers more widely and famously known: Perlman, Heifetz,
    Haendel, Menuhin, Oistrakh, Szeryng and a handful of other soloists.
    Clean copies of this album remain super desirable and regularly fetch in
    excess of $500 from collectors.


    The range of music undertaken in this collection - from the classical
    expression of Mozart to the salon civilities of Saint-Saƫns - confirms
    what was served notice by Milstein's American debut with the Philadelphia
    Orchestra in 1929 - a young artist of special consequence had arrived
    among us. Here, Milstein is backed by The Concert Arts Orchestra
    conducted by Walter Susskind for this recording of violin and orchestra
    masterpieces.


    Milstein was a Russian Empire-born virtuoso violinist and American immigrant.
    It was a concert by the 11-year- old Jascha Heifetz that inspired his
    parents to make a violinist out of Milstein. At age 7, he started violin studies
    (as suggested by his parents, to keep him out of mischief) with the eminent
    violin pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky, also the teacher of renowned violinist
    David Oistrakh. When Milstein was 11, Leopold Auer invited him to study
    at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Milstein made his American debut in
    1929 with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He eventually
    settled in New York and became an American citizen, but toured
    repeatedly throughout Europe.


    Milstein was a technical perfectionist, obsessed with articulating each note
    perfectly. He would spend long hours working out fingerings which would
    make passages sound more articulated. He arranged many works for violin
    and wrote his own cadenzas for many concertos. As a recording artist with
    Capitol Records, his discs of recital repertoire bloomed with musical taste
    and stylistic versatility.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Mozart: Adagio, K. 261
    2. Mozart: Rondo, K. 373
    3. Beethoven: Romance In F. Op, 50
    4. Wieniawski: Legende
    5. Novacek: Perpetual Motion
    6. Stravinsky: Berceuse (The Firebird)
    7. Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
    Nathan Milstein
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bruch - Scottish Fantasy / Hindemith - Violin Concerto (Speakers Corner) Bruch - Scottish Fantasy / Hindemith - Violin Concerto (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bruch - Scottish Fantasy / Hindemith - Violin Concerto (Speakers Corner)

    Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasia is a late-Romantic work which is seldom found on concert hall programmes today. One realises after listening to the piece for the first time that the composition proves to be at least as solid and artistic as all the other works of the composer.



    The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jascha Horenstein gives a sonorous interpretation of the melancholic which, according to Bruch, depicted an aged minstrel who, while gazing upon the ruins of an ancient keep, ponders over the splendid days gone by. The well-known slender but warm timbre of David Oistrakh's violin is well suited to this music which was inspired by Scotland.
    David Oistrakh demonstrates his versatility in this performance of Hindemith's Violin Concerto, written in 1939, where he effortlessly mesmerises the audience with breakneck cascades of scales. With many years of experience in the performance of modern music, the London Symphony Orchestra, led by the composer himself, prove that they are a match for this work.



    This DECCA recording offers first class interpretations of two great masterpieces from differing eras that have been acclaimed widely and have reached far beyond the circle of Oistrakh fans.



    Musicians:



    • David Oistrakh (violin(/li>
    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • Jascha Horenstein and Paul Hindemith (conductor)




    Recording:October 1962 at the Walthamstow Town Hall, London by Arthur Lilley and Alan Reeve

    Production: Erik Smith





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    Jascha Horenstein conducts the London Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Song For Juli Song For Juli Quick View

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    Song For Juli

    The former Youngbloods lead singer's 1972 solo masterpiece... over one year on the Billboard Album chart!


    While lead singer of The Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young's legendary rock band took the nation by storm when their single Get Together became a worldwide #1 hit and a prominent soundtrack for peace. After seven albums with the group, Jesse released more than 15 celebrated solo albums including Song for Juli a work many critics agree is his solo masterpiece.


    Although it was his fourth solo album, Song for Juli was Young's first full-fledged effort under his own name. Jesse organized a versatile backup band in which piano, violin, and horns complemented his beautiful tenor voice in arrangements that recalled Van Morrison's Caledonia Soul Orchestra and featured familiar blues, country, and Cajun elements. In his lyrics, Young hewed closely to the current back-to-the-land philosophy, celebrating his family life (Juli is his daughter) and his Ridgetop retreat in Marin County, CA.


    Young's fans responded strongly to Song for Juli, giving it a higher chart placing than any album The Youngbloods ever made and keeping it in the charts longer than any album he ever made.


    This is 70's California pop at it's best and the album is enjoyable from the first note to the last and shows the breadth of Young's stylistic talents. Solid songs, solid rhythm section, brilliant solos, perfect piano parts and one of the most distinctive voices in pop music. There are no disconcerting interludes here. You've got rock, jazz, country, and Cajun all smoothly rolled into one.

    1. Morning Sun
    2. Song For Juli
    3. Ridgetop
    4. Evenin'
    5. Miss Hesitation
    6. T-Bone Shuffle
    7. Lafayette Waltz
    8. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
    9. Country Home
    Jesse Colin Young
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  • The Inner Mounting Flame The Inner Mounting Flame Quick View

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    The Inner Mounting Flame


    First Time Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Pressed At R.T.I.


    Features John Mclaughin, Billy Cobham, Jan Hammer, Jerry Goodman And Rick Laird


    The Mahavishnu Orchestra and John McLaughlin continue to be known as one of the first jazz rock fusion groups of the seventies. This powerful quintet had a knack of fusing rock, jazz, blues and classical grooves into a masterful progressive setting. Their first album The Inner Mountain Flame truly captured some of the finest musicianship ever waxed in the classic rock era.


    Featuring guitar virtuoso John McLaughlin (Miles Davis) and his quartet of stellar champions like Billy Cobham (drums), Jan Hammer (keyboards), Jerry Goodman (violins) and Rick Laird (bass), The Mahavishnu Orchestra's began their incredible run in 1971 with their debut smash The Inner Mountain Flame.


    With eight original tunes written by John McLaughlin, The Inner Moutain Flame had a very successful run in both the jazz and rock charts. The top ten album featured the now legendary tracks Vital Transformation, You Know You Know and Meeting Of The Spirits.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the masterpieces of The Mahavishu Orchestra and John McLauglin, therefore we are pleased to announce the first time Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Inner Mountain Flame.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso pressed for a very limited time by R.T.I. on 180 Gram Audiophile CLEAR Vinyl, the smash jazz fusion album will also be presented in a first time gatefold cover, featuring the rare insert art not seen in years.

    1.Meeting of the Spirits
    2.Dawn
    3.The Noonward Race
    4.A Lotus on Irish Streams
    5.Vital Transformation
    6.The Dance of Maya
    7.You Know You Know
    8.Awakening
    Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Speakers Corner) Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Speakers Corner)

    "Now I am going to compose a Sinfonia concertante", wrote Mozart to his father, quite unsuspecting that his contribution to this hybrid of concerto and symphony would not bring the immediate approval and success to which he was accustomed. But opinions have changed drastically since then, especially since the Sinfonia concertante K. 364 has far greater depth to it than its title suggests. The wealth of melodic ideas, subtly allotted alternately to the soloist and the orchestra, testifies to the fact that this is one of Mozart's mature orchestral masterpieces which he composed while in Vienna.



    The superb performers in this DECCA recording guarantee that the listener will not only enjoy the deceptive merriment of the outer movements but will be deeply moved by the sad Andante. What bad luck for rival performances! But when father and son take up their bows, this is the recording to beat all recordings!



    On the B side, the Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423 is a welcome bonus since it offers a wonderful opportunity for a display of virtuosity and counterpoint. And of course the old question pops up once again as to who is the better master of his instrument: father or son? The answer is simple: neither the one nor the other! - Both, of course!



    Musicians:



    • David and Igor Oistrakh

    • The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Kyrill Kondrashin (conductor)




    Recording: September 1963 at DECCA Studio No. 3 in West Hampstead, London by Kenneth Wilkinson

    Production: Erik Smith und Ray Minshull





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (Awaiting Repress) King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (Awaiting Repress)

    In 1969, the legendary Frank Zappa introduced the rock music world to the stellar electric violin and keyboard work of Jean-Luc Ponty with the collaborative masterwork King Kong: Jean Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa. Featuring a handful of Zappa's earlier classics like Idiot Bastard Son, as well as the exceptional orchestral piece Music for Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra, King Kong surely has become a progressive rock/jazz masterpiece. Featuring The Mothers of Invention's George Duke plus Wilton Felder and Ernie Watts. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray.
    1. King Kong
    2. Idiot Bastard Son
    3. Twenty Small Cigars
    4. How Would You Like To Have A Head Like That
    5. Music For Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra
    6. America Drinks and Goes Home
    Jean-Luc Ponty
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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