Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Philips) Ariel Ramirez – Misa Criolla/Navidad Nuestra (José Carreras)

This excellent album is something to treasure. If you ever buy only one CD with Jose Carreras, this one might just be the one!!!
Although this was recorded just before the treatment for leukemia started (I believe Carreras already knew about it), it was the perfect choice at that time. His voice retains it’s beautiful pureness throughout, which no one can match, and he doesn’t need to force his instrument. Listen to some of the phrasing, especially when he is singing pianissimo in the slow passages, it’s almost unbelievebly beautiful. The way he “speaks” the words and the depth of emotion, he is inside the music, inside the the words. That the composer was present (playing the piano) does of course add to the glorious result of these sacred pieces.

# Composer: Ariel Ramirez
# Performer: José Carreras
# Vinyl (1988)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.6 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory



  Misa Criolla  
A1 Kyrie (Vidala-Baguala) 3:43
A2 Gloria (Carnavalito-Yaraví) 6:56
A3 Credo (Chacarera Trunca) 3:23
A4 Sanctus (Carnaval Cochabambino) 2:12
A5 Agnus Dei (Estilo Pampeano) 4:09
A6 Navidad En Verano 4:49
  Navidad Nuestra  
B1 La Anunciación (Chamamé) 2:03
B2 La Peregrinación (Huella Pampeana) 2:56
B3 El Nacimiento (Vidala Catamarqueña) 3:52
B4 Los Pastores (Chaya Riojana) 2:27
B5 Los Reyes Magos (Takirari) 2:13
B6 La Huida (Vidala Tucumana) 3:43

Analyzed folder: /192k Ramirez – Misa Criolla – Carreras
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR15        -12.53 dB     -32.09 dB     A1 Misa Criolla – Kyrie (Vidala-Baguala).wav
DR16        -0.20 dB     -22.87 dB     A2 Misa Criolla – Gloria (Carnavalito-Yaravi).wav
DR14        -2.66 dB     -21.17 dB     A3 Misa Criolla – Credo (Chacarera Trunca).wav
DR14        -5.10 dB     -25.86 dB     A4 Misa Criolla – Sanctus (Carnaval Cochabambino).wav
DR15        -15.17 dB     -36.42 dB     A5 Misa Criolla – Agnus Dei (Estilo Pampeano).wav
DR16        -6.88 dB     -29.29 dB     A6 Misa Criolla – Navidad En Verano.wav
DR14        -4.17 dB     -21.79 dB     B1 Navidad Nuestra – La Anunciacion (Chamame).wav
DR15        -2.48 dB     -23.07 dB     B2 Navidad Nuestra – La Peregrinacion (Huella Pampeana).wav
DR15        -8.87 dB     -29.98 dB     B3 Navidad Nuestra – El Nacimiento (Vidala Catamarquena).wav
DR13        -2.63 dB     -19.65 dB     B4 Navidad Nuestra – Los Pastores (Chaya Riojana).wav
DR13        -0.73 dB     -17.92 dB     B5 Navidad Nuestra – Los Reyes Magos (Takirari).wav
DR13        -2.03 dB     -20.38 dB     B6 Navidad Nuestra – La Huida (Vidala Tucumana).wav
Number of files:    12
Official DR value:    DR14


  • A&R [Artists And Repertoire Production] – Erik Smith, Una Marchetti
  • Accordion [Accordéon] – Raúl Barboza
  • Charango – Arsenio Zambrano
  • Charango, Sampona [Siku], Quena, Bombo [Bombos], Shaker [Sonajeros De Pezuñas, Sonajeros De Calabazas], Instruments [Vainas De Chivato, Vainas De Algarrobo, Cocos], Idiophone [Reco Reco], Ronroco – Grupo Huancara
  • Chorus – Coral Salvé De Laredo, Sociedad Coral De Bilbao
  • Chorus Master [Coral Salvé De Laredo] – José Luis Ocejo
  • Chorus Master [Sociedad Coral De Bilbao] – Gorka Sierra
  • Coordinator [South American Co-ordination] – Jutta Ohlsson
  • Edited By [Tape Editor] – Albert Kos
  • Engineer [Balance Engineer] – John Newton
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Henk Kooistra
  • Ensemble – Grupo Huancara
  • Guitar – Lalo Gutierrez
  • Harpsichord – Louis van Emmerik
  • Percussion – Domingo Cura, Jorge Padín*
  • Photography By [Cover] – Dr. Rodolfo Merlino*
  • Piano, Harpsichord – Ariel Ramirez
  • Producer [Recording Producer] – Job Maarse
  • Vocals – José Carreras

Ripping Infos


If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music.
Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
I tend more and more, in the last time, to de-click with an automatic setting between 0.7 and 1.2 so you can say, my rips are like half rough rips.

  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Very light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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6 thoughts on “Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Philips) Ariel Ramirez – Misa Criolla/Navidad Nuestra (José Carreras)”

  1. Bless you RACH. Knew zip about this famed work but since you think it important I’m all over it. Danka…and as always krudos to you. Love that the 24 192 rip section has grown like wild–fire… we should all thank you… keep it up and RACH-on!!!

  2. Dear Rach,
    Finally my long dream come truth, You make my soul be filled with this nicest music, and hopefully it’ll fulfill Your soul also.
    Thank You sooo much for Yours truly precious work and soon there will be nice feedback too.

    With my best warm wishes to You,
    G B Y

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