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JS Bach / Two and Three Part Inventions / Glenn Gould

  (Item #: bach_inven_1911) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Bach's Inventions returns to the site with stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Amazingly natural "you are there" sound - the room and the piano sound exactly the way I've heard them in real life, so what more can you ask for?
  • "The little 2 and 3 part creations last just a couple minutes each and present a wealth of creativity from the mind of Johann Sebastian, expertly enunciated by the most technically complete Bach pianist of the century." Larry VanDeSande
  • 4 1/2 stars: "For many, the albums Glenn Gould recorded for Columbia between 1955 and 1981 are documents of unalloyed genius, particularly in his imaginative and masterful performances of Bach's keyboard works."
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Beethoven / Violin Concerto / Grumiaux

  (Item #: beethvioli_grumiaux_1911) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Presenting one of the best sounding recordings of the Beethoven Violin Concerto we have ever played
  • This classical masterpiece boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Grumiaux's violin is presented in a more correct concert hall perspective - he's meant to be heard as a natural part of the orchestra on this recording
  • The orchestra is wide, tall, spacious, rich and tubey, yet the dynamics and transparency are first rate
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Leonard Bernstein
Conducts Symphonic Dances...

  (Item #: bernsconducts_1908) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this vintage Columbia pressing - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The best copies are out of this world, reproducing some of the most dynamic, exciting, richest, and most spacious sound we have ever heard from the man's records
  • The music is wonderful of course, with the Suites giving you all the best parts of his marvelous compositions with none of the filler
  • Vibrant orchestrations, high quality sound and fairly quiet surfaces combine for an immersive and engrossing listening experience
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Bizet-Shchedrin / Carmen Ballet Suite / Rozhdestvensky

  (Item #: bizetcarme_1910_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent pressing, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are open, high-rez, and spacious, with depth like you will not believe and least shrill string reproduction we have ever heard for this music
  • Side one has by far the better music - it's where the most exciting, most percussive movements can be found - and this pressing, with Beyond White Hot sound for that side, is guaranteed to be bigger and more lively than you ever imagined (because that's how we felt about it, hence the fourth plus)
  • Gloriously exciting and fun music that belongs in any audiophile's collection
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Julian Bream
The Art of Julian Bream

  (Item #: breamartof_1907_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find superb sound on this vintage RCA Living Stereo pressing, with both sides earning Solid Double Plus (A++) grades for their superb sonics
  • These sides are wonderfully full-bodied and natural, using State-of-the-Art All Tube Living Stereo recording technology that was so advanced in 1960 it could transport a living, breathing Julian Bream directly from his studio into your listening room, 59 years later (!)
  • The set list comprises mainly baroque arrangements for classical guitar, including an especially lovely version of Ravel's 'Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte'
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Julian Bream
The Art of Julian Bream

  (Item #: breamartof_1907_11) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find stunning sound on this vintage RCA Living Stereo pressing, with both sides winning our recent shootout and earning Triple Plus (A+++) grades for their superb sonics
  • These sides are wonderfully full-bodied and natural, using State-of-the-Art All Tube Living Stereo recording technology that was so advanced in 1960 it could transport a living, breathing Julian Bream directly from his studio into your listening room, 59 years later (!)
  • The set list comprises mainly baroque arrangements for classical guitar, including an especially lovely version of Ravel's 'Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte'
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Julian Bream
Guitar Concertos

  (Item #: breamguita_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound for this RCA Shaded Dog pressing with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides are wonderfully full-bodied, rich and present, using State-of-the-Art All Tube Living Stereo recording technology that was so advanced in 1961 it could transport a living, breathing Julian Bream directly from his studio into your listening room, 58 years later (!)
  • Bream's guitar sounds sweetly natural, not overly detailed and the orchestra is exceptionally well recorded, as we would expect from a good RCA of this period
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Chabrier / Orchestral Music / Ansermet

  (Item #: chabrorche_1909) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb Classical album finally returns to the site, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it and exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides - this is a DEMO DISC orchestral recording
  • This spectacular recording is big, clear, rich, dynamic, transparent and energetic - it's the sound we love
  • Here is the energy and power of Chabrier's remarkable orchestration, thanks to the brilliant engineering of Roy Wallace
  • Ansermet's Chabrier disc has long been a favorite of ours here at Better Records - this copy will show you why
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Philippe Entremont
Chopin: The Favorite Polonaises

  (Item #: chopientremont_polonaises_1909) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This superb 1970 release from master pianist (and Chopin expert) Phillipe Entremont arrives with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and fairly quiet vinyl from first note to last
  • The transparency and clarity of this vintage pressing are wonderful - sound this good makes it easy to appreciate the subtlety of the Entremont's remarkable virtuosity
  • So big, rich and real - we guarantee this will become one of the best sounding solo piano recordings in your collection, and, of course, the performances are beyond reproach
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Debussy / Clair de Lune / Agoult

  (Item #: debusclair_1907_10) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • These sides are rich, sweet and full-bodied yet still very clean, clear and spacious; Demo Disc sound throughout!
  • I can't imagine a more beautiful record, both in terms of the programme and the sound; this record is a wonderful example of what the Decca recording engineers (Kenneth Wilkinson in this case) were able to capture on tape
  • This is the exact same recording as the famous Living Stereo Clair De Lune, LSC-2326, but with a couple of extra tracks included
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Debussy / Clair de Lune / Agoult

  (Item #: debusclair_1907_9) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • These sides are incredibly rich, sweet and full-bodied yet still very clean, clear and spacious; Demo Disc sound throughout!
  • I can't imagine a more beautiful record, both in terms of the programme and the sound; this record is a wonderful example of what the Decca recording engineers (Kenneth Wilkinson in this case) were able to capture on tape
  • This is the exact same recording as the famous Living Stereo Clair De Lune, LSC-2326, but with a couple of extra tracks included
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Gershwin / Con. In F & Rhapsody In Blue / Previn / Kostelanetz

  (Item #: gershconce_8286_1910) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This Columbia Six Eye has Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound for the Rhapsody in Blue on side two - reasonably quiet vinyl too, especially for an original stereo LP
  • As would be expected, both sides are exceptionally rich and Tubey Magical, but the clarity, deep bass and powerful, dynamic sound of side two surprised the hell out of us - we've never heard the work reproduced with this kind of authority or fidelity
  • The first two movements of the Concerto in F found on side one earned a solid grade of Double Plus (A++) for their full brass and especially clear, solid, present piano, one with practically no trace of vintage analog tube smear
  • Performed with consummate skill and attention to detail - the results are magnificent!
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Bernard Herrmann / Citizen Kane & Other Classic Film Scores

  (Item #: herrmcitiz_1902_6_11) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $169.00 (You save $30.99 / 15%)


  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side for the Citizen Kane Suite!) and Double Plus (A++) on the second; one of the best copies to hit the site in many years
  • The brass is huge on Citizen Kane, with accurate timbre - side two offers rich strings and a powerful, weighty piano for the Concerto Macabre
  • By far the single best Bernard Herrmann disc we know of - A Must Own for any serious audiophile
  • After playing records for 50+ years this is still some of the most emotionally moving music I've ever heard
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Liszt / Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Kondrashin / Richter

  (Item #: lisztpiano_1908_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This pressing has nearly White Hot Stamper (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, just shy of our big Shootout Winners
  • The finest Liszt 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos we know of for their performances, and unquestionably for sonics (when the sonics are this good!)
  • More like LIVE MUSIC than any classical recording I have played in longer than I care to remember
  • So big, rich and transparent we guarantee you have never heard a better piano concerto recording (unless you already one of our White Hot copies!)
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Liszt / Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Kondrashin / Richter

  (Item #: lisztpiano_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding pressing of superb classical works, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With lively, present piano and a smooth, full sounding orchestra, this is just the right sound for this music
  • The finest Liszt 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos we know of for their performances, and unquestionably for sonics (when the sonics are this good!)
  • So big, rich and transparent we guarantee you have never heard a better piano concerto recording (unless you already one of our White Hot copies!)
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Bruch - Scottish Fantasia / Mendelssohn - Violin Con. - Campoli

  (Item #: mendevioli_15015_1910) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • As good as the Mendelssohn is on side one - with Double Plus (A++) sound it would have to be excellent indeed - the crowning glory of this disc is the Scottish Fantasy on side two
  • It's some of the best sound we have ever heard for the work, right up there with our longtime favorite, the Heifetz on Living Stereo (LSC 2603)
  • One of the truly great 1959 All Tube Kenneth Wilkinson "Decca Tree" recordings in Kingsway Hall, captured faithfully in all its beauty on this very disc
  • Referring to the Mendelssohn, Gramophon noted: "[Campoli's] virtuosity in the finale are as self-evident as is the excellence of the accompaniment under Sir Adrian Boult. There are many felicitous touches and the distinguished soloist plays magnificently throughout."
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Paganini / Violin Concertos 1 & 2 / Menuhin / Erede

  (Item #: paganvioli_emi_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb UK pressing with a Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, mated to a very good sounding side two - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • Two of the truly great virtuoso/romantic violin concertos, boasting superb 1961 EMI Golden Age Analog Sound
  • The complete first Violin Concerto on this vintage LP has killer sound, right up there with our Shootout Winner from the last go around
  • It's simply bigger, more transparent, less distorted, more three-dimensional and more REAL than most others
  • The best balance of orchestra and soloist we know of for both works, with sound to rival the greatest concerto recordings we've played
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Sibelius / Symphony #2 / Barbarolli

  (Item #: sibelsym2_rdg_1910) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Double Plus (A++) Front Row Center sound or BETTER on both sides - the best Sibelius Second Symphony on vinyl we know of
  • One listen to this famous Wilkinson recording and you'll see why it's one of the most lauded RDG titles in all of their illustrious canon
  • The biggest problem with these wonderful recordings is the vinyl - this is the only copy which played Mint Minus Minus on any side
  • "The Second Symphony has retained an extraordinary popularity for its individualistic tonal language, dark wind coloring, muted string writing, simple folk-like themes, and distinctly "national" flavor that are all Sibelian to the core."
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Sibelius / Symphony #2 / Barbarolli

  (Item #: sibelsym2_rdg_1910_1ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two this is a stunning copy - the best Sibelius Second Symphony on vinyl we know of
  • One listen to this famous Wilkinson recording and you'll see why it's one of the most lauded RDG titles in all of their illustrious canon
  • "The Second Symphony has retained an extraordinary popularity for its individualistic tonal language, dark wind coloring, muted string writing, simple folk-like themes, and distinctly "national" flavor that are all Sibelian to the core."
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Stravinsky / The Firebird / Dorati

  (Item #: stravfireb_90226_1911) 


  • Outstanding Front Row Center Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides for this wonderful classical album
  • One listen to either side of this early pressing and you'll see why this is one of the Top Mercury Titles of All Time
  • Dorati breathes life into the work as only he can and the Mercury engineers do him proud
  • "The magic lies in the elaborate orchestration and the excitingly uneven rhythmic writing. Stravinsky changes the orchestration of his themes at each repetition, breaks them down into their constituent parts, pushes their accents across the bar-line, and moves them out of sync with their own accompaniments."
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Stravinsky / Petrushka / Danon / Royal Philharmonic

  (Item #: stravpetru_rdg_1910) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this is a Petrushka that is guaranteed to blow your mind (just as it blew ours)
  • As good as the famous Dorati recording for Mercury may be - assuming you have one that sounds as good as the best copies can - we still this Readers Digest pressing to be superior in all the most important ways, as well as being the Mercury equal in performance
  • One listen to this famous Kenneth Wilkinson Decca tree recording with the Royal Philharmonic and you'll see why we could find no competition for it
  • The biggest problem with these wonderful recordings is the vinyl - no copy played better than Mint Minus Minus to EX++
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Tchaikovsky / 1812 Overture / Marche Slave and More / Alwyn

  (Item #: tchai1812o_decca_1812_1906_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER from start to finish - hear Tchaicovsky's 1812 with Demo Disc sound - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The 1812 is found on the better sounding side here - with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound this British LP is guaranteed to rock your world
  • This UK pressing is BIG, lively, clear, open and resolving of musical information like no copy of the 1812 you've heard
  • The two coupling pieces, Marche Slave and the Capriccio Italien, also have rich, powerful, weighty brass and lower strings
  • The most exciting and beautifully played 1812 we know of - we encourage you to compare this to the best recording in your collection
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Tchaikovsky / Concerto for Violin / Campoli / Argenta / LSO

  (Item #: tchaiconce_6011_1909_) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Another Blockbuster classical recording comes to the site - a rare and amazing Blueback pressing with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • One of the best sounding copies of the work we have ever played - the orchestra is big, rich and tubey, yet the dynamics and transparency are first rate
  • The violin here is superb, as good as we've heard -- rich, smooth, clear, resolving
  • What sets the truly killer pressings apart is the depth, width and three-dimensional quality of the sound
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Tchaikovsky / Piano Concerto #1 / Richter / Karajan

  (Item #: tchaipiano_dg_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides makes this one powerful Demo Disc set
  • Without a doubt some of THE BEST SOUND we have ever heard for this recording!
  • The huge space of a real concert hall seemingly transported right into your listening room
  • Richter is magnificent - our favorite performance of the Tchaikovsky First bar none
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