Ansermet / OSR – Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (UK pressing)

# Composers: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Borodin
# Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Decca | SXL 2268
# Size: 1.14GB (24/96) + 311MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

This one is an experiment, and as such, I would like your feedback. I’ve been using iZoTope RX2 as part of my workflow for quite some time now and figured it was time to try using the newer version – RX3.

This particular rip has been hanging around for quite some time. The album was in less than stellar condition (contrary to what was advertised when I bought it), and so I never got around to processing it.

This post was cleaned up using nothing but RX3 (manually, of course) and overall, I’m pretty pleased with the way it came out – especially considering the condition it was in when I started. Hopefully, the good folks at Speakers Corner will get around to releasing this at some point.

Until then, hope you enjoy this rip…

Track Listing:

Side One
Scheherazade – Symphonic Suite Op. 35
01 – I. The Sea And Sinbad’s Ship
02 – II. The Story Of The Kalandar Prince
03 – III. The Young Prince And The Young Princess

Side Two
Scheherazade – Symphonic Suite Op. 35 (conclusion)
04 – IV. Festival At Baghdad – The Sea

Polovtsian Dances
05 – Prince Igor

Lorand Fenyves – solo violin
Choeur De Radio Lausanne, Choeur Des Jeunes – chorus (track 5)
André Charlet – chorus conductor (track 5)

Additional info can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5

Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Shure V15VxMR (with Jico stylus)
SimAudio Moon 110LP preamp
Native Instruments Audio4DJ USB interface

Processing: Sound Forge 10, iZotope RX3

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20 thoughts on “Ansermet / OSR – Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (UK pressing)

  1. YOu seem to be quite a Decca and Ansermet fan. DO you have his Schumann and Mendelssohn? Glaring gaps in my collection. Have also been trying to find the Kubelik Brahms symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic on Decca.
    His Scheherazade is my favorite. The last movement is an engineering marvel.

  2. Sounds just perfect! Thanks for this great piece of music! … no need of a new Spea.Corn. Did a great job! Thanks again! Cheers!

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