Borodin, Rimski Korsakoff – Symphony No.2 In B Minor, Cappricio, Espagnole, Tsar Saltan (1959) {Analogue Productions; Remastered, Ltd, 200g; 24-96} + 16-44


This is a happy marriage between conductor and orchestra in the second symphony by Borodin. The orchestra was bristling with talent such as Gervase de Peyer on clarinet and Barry Tuckwell on horn and Hugh Maguire the leader of the London Symphony Orchestra until 59′ on Violin. The sound is very direct but the orchestra stands up very well to this. Martinon’s interpretation is refreshing and very up-beat.

Remastered by Millem Makkee, Pressed at Quality Record Pressings

Composer: Alexander Borodin/ Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Orchestra:  London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Label: Analogue Productions ‎– AAPC 2298, RCA Victor Red Seal ‎– LSC-2298
Vinyl Release Date:  2017
Number of LPs: 1
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, 200g Pressing
Format: Flac
Resolution: 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size: 830MB / 216MB
Scans: yes
Server: FF


Symphony No. 2 In B Minor

Composed By – Alexander Borodin

A1 Allegro
A2 Scherzo Prestissimo
A3 Andante
A4 Allegro
Capriccio Espagnole, Op. 34

Composed By – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Violin [Solo] – Hugh Maguire

B1 Alborada
B2 Variations
B3 Alborada
B4 Scene And Gypsy Song
B5 Fandango Asturiano
Tsar Saltan

Composed By – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Violin [Solo] – Hugh Maguire

B6 March


foobar2000 1.3.14 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-12-31 20:14:59

Analyzed: Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakoff, London Symphony Orchestra, Jean Martinon / Symphony No. 2 · Capriccio Espagnole · March From “Tsar Saltan”

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -2.91 dB -19.04 dB 6:40 01-Symphony No. 2 In B Minor (Allegro)
DR13 -4.42 dB -22.89 dB 4:38 02-Symphony No. 2 In B Minor (Scherzo Prestissimo)
DR12 -2.80 dB -20.47 dB 7:38 03-Symphony No. 2 In B Minor (Andante)
DR14 -1.12 dB -20.00 dB 5:47 04-Symphony No. 2 In B Minor (Allegro)
DR11 -1.91 dB -18.79 dB 1:11 05-Capriccio Espagnole, Op. 34 (Alborada)
DR11 -4.85 dB -21.21 dB 4:29 06-Capriccio Espagnole, Op. 34 (Variations)
DR12 -0.71 dB -17.39 dB 1:11 07-Capriccio Espagnole, Op. 34 (Alborada)
DR14 -3.79 dB -25.02 dB 2:29 08-Capriccio Espagnole, Op. 34 (Scene And Gypsy Song)
DR13 -0.50 dB -18.12 dB 5:38 09-Capriccio Espagnole, Op. 34 (Fandango Asturiano)
DR13 -1.64 dB -21.10 dB 4:48 10-Tsar Saltan (March)

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2474 kbps
Codec: FLAC

RCM : Opera Consonance
Turntable : Thorens TD 160 mk IV in heavy custommade teakplinth. Delta Device Vinyl TT puck, Delta Device 6mm acrylic turntable plate.
Power supply : Custombuild Dr.Fuss linear motor power supply
Tonearm : Jelco SA 750D, Custommade internal wiring on KLE Innovations Pure Harmony plugs, Isokinetik asymmetric counterweight, Jelco Headshell
Cartridge : Ortofon Rondo Bronze
Preamp : Restek MRIA+ tuned with “hifi-tuning Supreme 3” fuse
ADC : RME Fireface UC
ADC Power Supply: MCRU 2.5 AMP Linear Power Supply tuned with Furutech iec inlet and “hifi-tuning Supreme 3” fuse
Laptop : MSI GP60 2QE Leopard,Core i5,2x250GB SSD,16GB Ram
Headphone : AKG 240 DF Studio Headphone (used for post processing)
Camera : Sony Alpha A 350
Interconnects : Supra Eff-I terminanted on KLE Innovations Pure Harmony Plugs, Wireworld Starlight USB 2.0 and 3.0
Power Cords : DIY Powercords using Isotek Evo 3 Schuko/IEC plugs and Supra LoRad 2,5 Silver Anniversary 1,5 m
Software : izotope RX 3 Advanced for recording, Resampling, cleaning and splitting into individual tracks, Traders Little Helper for encoding to Flac on Level 5, Tagging via Foobar 2000
Final Equipment
Speakers: DIY high effciency 2 way high-end speakers
Speaker cable: Supra Sword 2x3m
SET Amp:Tektron TK2A3/50S-I-REF fitted with 2x KR Audio 300B (triode),2x Psvane CV181-T-MII (driver) and 1x NOS Mullard GZ32(CV593) brown base military (rectifier) tubes
Power cord: Iego SChuko/IEC Gu-BK on Lapp Oelflex Heat 205 MC
No music was harmed during the post processing. Please burn gapless to match original track layout.

Vinylrip done by spearo December 2017



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