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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  1. You are a good man!

    Muchas gracias / Thank you.

  2. Thank you for the sonic delights.

  3. Thank you very much

  4. Great! Thank You.

  5. Thank you very much for this great sounding recording!

  6. Wow, sounds awesome!

  7. erste schritte

    Thank u. Good deed!

  8. Excellent! The dynamic range is to die for. Thank you ever so much.

  9. Thank you very much for this great sounding record!

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