Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA) Heitor Villa-Lobos – Guitar Concerto + 5 Preludes (Bream/Previn)

In one word: Fantastic ! Thank you very much Jean-Luc
This is a superb recording in every aspect, and as far as the preludes go, they are for me, a long time guitar aficionado, definitive.

# Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
# Performer: Julian Bream
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: André Previn
# Vinyls (1971)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 1.7 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Feb. 5th 2015
Due to a short “buzz” noise, maybe caused while saving, please DL the file named “fixedB3” and replace the track B3

There are lots of recordings of the etudes and preludes by Villa-Lobos. Most of them copy the style of Julian Bream. Listeners do not always realize how important the performer is in defining a work. Pieces like these can be interpreted in an infinite variety of ways. Bream set our ears to hear them this way, and most performers would be hard-pressed to imagine them any other way. One feels as if Bream found the path through the Villa-Lobos jungle that leads to Amazonian Nirvana. It’s a tremendous accomplishment, and one for which I rarely hear Bream credited. These have been hard to find. I recommend them to anyone who is studying these works, and to anyone who just wants to treat their ears and their souls to the pure luxury of Villa-Lobos’s special brand of genius, performed by the REAL master of the guitar.


A1 Concerto For Guitar And Orchestra 18:23
A2 Eude In C-Sharp Minor 3:30
B1 Prelude No. 1 In E Minor 4:00
B2 Prelude No. 5 In D 3:45
B3 Prelude No. 3 In A Minor 5:30
B4 Prelude No. 4 In E Minor 3:05
B5 Prelude No. 2 In E 2:35
  Suite Populaire Brasilienne:
B6 Schottisch-Chôro 3:25

Analyzed folder: /192k Villa-Lobos – Guitar Concerto and 5 Preludes – Julian Bream, Andre Previn
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR16        -0.42 dB     -21.28 dB     A1 Concerto For Guitar And Orchestra.wav
DR15        -5.12 dB     -23.55 dB     A2 Eude In C-Sharp Minor.wav
DR15        -0.31 dB     -19.01 dB     B1 Prelude No. 1 In E Minor.wav
DR14        -6.03 dB     -23.26 dB     B2 Prelude No. 5 In D.wav
DR16        -1.78 dB     -23.27 dB     B3 Prelude No. 3 In A Minor.wav
DR16        -2.86 dB     -24.35 dB     B4 Prelude No. 4 In E Minor.wav
DR14        -1.61 dB     -23.11 dB     B5 Prelude No. 2 In E.wav
DR13        -4.61 dB     -20.61 dB     B6 Suite Populaire Brasilienne – Schottisch-Choro.wav
Number of files:    8
Official DR value:    DR15

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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24 thoughts on “Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA) Heitor Villa-Lobos – Guitar Concerto + 5 Preludes (Bream/Previn)

  1. Thank you, Rach & Jean-Luc! This RCA recording is Villa-Lobos played at his best by Julian Bream (and Andre Previn and the LSO on the Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra track). The sound is truly excellent on the digital transfer here. Listen and enjoy, everyone!

  2. This record is a wonder, a marvel. The recording standard is astounding and the sound definition is higher than SACD. Beams rendition of Villa-Lobos guitar music is second to none (beats Turibio Santos’ in my humble opinion). Thanks a million to Rach and Jean-Luc for this. Donation on its way.

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