Chailly / GOL / Bollani – Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (fonè, 2LP, 180g pressing)

# Composer: George Gershwin
# Orchestra: Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig
# Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: fonè Records | 050
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.05GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.51GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (392MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Quite possibly my new favorite version of “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Like all of the other fonè releases, sound quality is absolutely stunning.

Don’t miss this one!

Track Listing:

Side One
01 – Rhapsody in Blue (jazz band version – orchestration by Ferde Grofé)

Side Two
Catfish Row, Symphonic Suite in five parts (cont.)
02 – a) Catfish Row
03 – b) Porgy Sings
04 – c) Fugue
05 – d) Hurricane

Side Three
Catfish Row, Symphonic Suite in five parts (conc.)
06 – e) Good Mornin’ Sistuh!

Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra (cont.)
07 – a) Allegro

Side Four
Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra (conc.)
08 – b) Adagio – Andante con moto
09 – c) Allegro agitato

10 – Rialto Ripples

Stefano Bollani – piano

Producer – Andrew Cornall
Engineer – Philip Siney
Assistant engineers – Eike Boehm, Thomas Haendel, Ian Watson
Recording editors – Ian Watson, Jenny Whiteside
Recorded live at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig on 28, 29 & 30 January 2010

Signoricci vinyl
Limited edition, only 496 copies pressed
Printed in Germany
Pure analogue recording
Pure analogue cutting / cutting machine
One-stage pressing process
Analog tape recorder used – 2-track Ampex ATR 102 at 76cm/sec on 1/2″ tape

Additional info can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Milty Pro Zerostat 3

Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Audio Technica AT33PTG/II
AVID Pellar preamp
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC

Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only), iZotope RX3

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12 thoughts on “Chailly / GOL / Bollani – Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (fonè, 2LP, 180g pressing)

  1. I asked Signoricci about this release, since it is obviously not like the other fonè titles.

    This is the response I received (not sure why he refers to himself in the 3rd person):
    “this is a production that does not follow the usual fonè requirements.

    All fonè albums are recorded by Giulio Cesare Ricci, who also realizes all the technical phases.

    In this case the original master is Decca, Giulio Cesare Ricci has been authorized to work with the original master to make an analog master fonè with whom he has created a limited edition of 496 vinyl copies.

    For me this was an exception, but I did this willingly because I respect very much the story and the catalog Decca .

    Best Regards

    giulio cesare ricci”

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