Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Sheffield Lab) Richard Wagner – Music From Operas (Leinsdorf)

Audiophile gem (limited edition, direct-to-disc) from my own collection
The Sheffield/Leinsdorf sessions are well known among audiophiles, as they were originally recorded direct to disc, with a master tape safety backup. The frequency bandwidth is  exceptional. The performances of these Wagner selections are excellent. Sheffield Lab has been out of business for a few years, so I’d recommend that you grab this while it’s still available. Sheffield direct-to-disc recordings were THE hot demo records in every audio salon. After suffering through countless listening sessions featuring Lincoln Mayorga, Harry James, and Dave Grusin, I was thrilled when Sheffield actually released an orchestral recording–Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a performance of excerpts from Wagner’s operas. Great music in great sound!

Composer: Richard Wagner
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Vinyl (1978)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Sheffield Lab
DR-Analysis: 15
Size: 1.19 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory



  Die Walküre
A1 Ride Of The Valkyries 5:00
  Tristan Und Isolde
A2 Prelude To Act 1 (Concert Ending) 10:52
B1 Siegfried’s Funeral Music 7:47
B2 Forest Murmurs 7:53

Analyzed folder: /192k Wagner – Music From Operas – Leinsdorf
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR14        -0.63 dB     -18.48 dB     A1 Die Walkuere – Ride Of The Valkyries.aif
DR16        -1.62 dB     -25.05 dB     A2 Tristan Und Isolde – Prelude To Act 1 (Concert Ending).aif
DR15        -0.65 dB     -22.30 dB     B1 Goetterdaemmerung – Siegfried’s Funeral Music.aif
DR15        -1.07 dB     -24.94 dB     B2 Siegfried – Forest Murmurs.aif
Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR15



  • Composed By – Richard Wagner
  • Conductor – Erich Leinsdorf
  • Design – John Rosenkranz
  • Design, Photography By – Christina Farley
  • Engineer – Bud Wyatt
  • Liner Notes – William Malloch
  • Orchestra – Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes – Doug Sax
  • Producer, Liner Notes – Lincoln Mayorga
Complete Unedited Performance.
Recorded: July 18th & 20th, 1977 at M.G.M. Studios (Culver City, California).
℗© 1978 Sheffield Lab, Inc.Stereo Grammy Nomination for Engineering Excellence.
USA Release. Gatefold cover with 12-page booklet.
Manufactured in Germany stamped in deadwax.


Ripping Info


  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Super 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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