HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Antonin Dvorak – Requiem (Kertesz)

front_small_boxsetDvorak’s Requiem should be as well-known as those of Verdi, Brahms, Berlioz, and Mozart. Though it is not as tuneful as the Verdi, it is powerful, lyrical, and dramatic. This recording came out on LP in the early ’70s and has been hailed as the definitive one almost since it appeared. The sound is superb, and the newcomer to this music, on hearing this, is bound to wonder why this piece is not better-known. I wonder why every time I hear it.

# Composer: Antonin Dvorak
# Performer: Erzsébet Komlóssy, Pilar Lorengar, Robert Ilosfalvy, Tom Krause
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
# Vinyl (1969)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Label: EMI Angel
# ASIN: B00AM5RD44
# Size: 1.88 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server:




A1 Requiem Aeternam (Soloists, Choir) 10:40
A2 Graduale (Soprano, Choir) 5:07
A3 Dies Irae (Choir) 2:09
A4 Tuba Mirum (Soloists, Choir) 8:42
B1 Quid Sum Miser (Soloists, Choir) 6:02
B2 Recordare, Jesu Pie (Soloists) 6:58
B3 Confutatis Maledictis (Choir) 4:15
B4 Lacrimosa (Soloists, Choir) 6:19
C1 Offertorium (Soloists, Choir) 11:12
C2 Hostias (Soloists, Choir) 11:18
D1 Sanctus (Soloists, Choir) 5:55
D2 Pie Jesu (Soloists, Choir) 5:12
D3 Agnus Dei (Soloists, Choir) 10:48

Analyzed folder: /96kAnDv_Req_Ker/96k Dvorak – Requiem – Kertesz
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR12 -2.43 dB -20.95 dB A1 Requiem Aeternam (Soloists, Choir).wav
DR14 -6.99 dB -27.23 dB A2 Graduale (Soprano, Choir).wav
DR10 -1.19 dB -13.73 dB A3 Dies Irae (Choir).wav
DR12 -1.63 dB -19.78 dB A4 Tuba Mirum (Soloists, Choir).wav
DR14 -2.60 dB -23.00 dB B1 Quid Sum Miser (Soloists, Choir).wav
DR15 -2.99 dB -23.70 dB B2 Recordare, Jesu Pie (Soloists).wav
DR14 -1.51 dB -21.18 dB B3 Confutatis Maledictis (Choir).wav
DR13 -0.88 dB -20.40 dB B4 Lacrimosa (Soloists, Choir).wav
DR12 -1.70 dB -19.41 dB C1 Offertorium (Soloists, Choir).wav
DR13 -1.06 dB -19.96 dB C2 Hostias (Soloists, Choir).wav
DR11 -0.27 dB -17.43 dB D1 Sanctus (Soloists, Choir).wav
DR12 -13.57 dB -31.01 dB D2 Pie Jesu (Soloists, Choir).wav
DR13 -0.81 dB -20.66 dB D3 Agnus Dei (Soloists, Choir).wav
Number of files: 13
Official DR value: DR13


  • Choir – Ambrosian Singers, The
  • Chorus Master – John McCarthy
  • Composed By – Antonín Dvořák
  • Conductor – István Kertész
  • Cover, Painting – Pieter Brueghel the Elder*
  • Liner Notes – Malcolm Rayment
  • Orchestra – London Symphony Orchestra, The
  • Soloist, Bass Vocals – Tom Krause
  • Soloist, Contralto Vocals – Erzsébet Komlóssy
  • Soloist, Soprano Vocals – Pilar Lorengar
  • Soloist, Tenor Vocals – Robert Ilosfalvy*



Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
  • Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
  • ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
  • Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
  • Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
  • Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
  • Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
  • Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Light de-Clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising

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.

  • 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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18 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Antonin Dvorak – Requiem (Kertesz)

  1. Wow! Thanks a lot! I came to visit to thank you for Mozart’s Requiem you just recently uploaded which was absolutely breathtaking! But then I saw here that you have Dvorak’s Requiem which I have never heard before. Everything I’ve heard from Dvorak has been absolutely fantastic! So far in my early musical life he is one of the tops for me. Pilar Lorengar has increased my excitement level for this album from a 9/10 to 9.385/10 on the standard scale of excitement set by the International Enjoyment Foundation. (I’d be more excited but I do feel that it might be dangerous to be any more excited.) Thanks again!

      • its strange, couple of hours ago, l tried it 5 or 6 times to download unsucessfully, now, it works even i didn’t do anything, thanks to answer me.

    • The same thing happened to me, I got Verdi’s Requiem. I’m glad though because gosh darn it, I haven’t heard this one either! And what a cast of great vocalists. I’ve got the correct links now and I think I may be entering requiem overload. (This is a good thing.) Thanks for both of these Rachmaninov!

  2. Rach,
    There was some confusion in the FF downloading. But I took the links to my storage one at a time insrtead of 5 at a time and the Verdi nomenclature went away and Dvorak came up.
    I do not know what happened, but I know Verdi’s Requiem and this is not Verdi. Besides I know the voice of Pilar Loregar, and Robert Ilosfalvy and these are they!
    Alf, it sounds beautiful. So this was “black bird” before he flew the koop, eh?
    Thank you, man.

    • Bobby, sometimes WordPress causes some strange issues….indeed I wrote this post, based on the Verdi’s Requiem post…of course changing text, pics, title…everything. I do this way since I’m here (3 years)

  3. Gracie maestro, for providing this beauty. I’d recommend this to anyone in love with choral sacred music, esp. Requiems, and to anyone who considers her/himself spiritual. Great music, indeed.

  4. Dear Rach,

    My comment on Mozart’s Requiem holds true for this post as well.

    You are a true gentleman. Thank you for your hard work.


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