The entire DG Paganini Accardo – Dutoit/LSO is a winner in all regards. The analog sound has the most extraordinary bass capture. Tonally accurate, clear, robust, natural – no need to fret over a digital master. Accardo never fails to impress with violin virtuosity and fingering skill. Never a jerky bow change or under-phrased musical statements, always a shimmering tone, steady, rich, well-controlled. The technical demands Paganini wrote for the violinist of intonation and bowing techniques are handled with ease by the “old-school” classically trained Accardo. Dutoit and the London Phil in top form. This disc or the entire set or collected separately belong in anyone’s collection lacking these titles.
Composer: Nicolò Paganini
Performer: Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 17
Size: 1.53 GB
Analyzed Folder: /192k Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 6 – Accardo_dr.txt
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR15 -0.14 dB -21.40 dB A Konzert Fuer Violin Und Orchester No. 6 E-Moll Op. Post. – Risoluto.flac
DR18 -0.19 dB -25.82 dB B1 Konzert Fuer Violin Und Orchester No. 6 E-Moll Op. Post. – Adagio.flac
DR16 -0.43 dB -22.40 dB B2 Konzert Fuer Violin Und Orchester No. 6 E-Moll Op. Post. – Rondo, Ossia Polonese.flac
Number of Files: 3
Official DR Value: DR17
- Conductor – Charles Dutoit
- Cover – Wandrey’s Studio
- Engineer [Recording] – Klaus Scheibe
- Orchestra – London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Photography By [Salvatore Accardo] – Paolo Gianbarberis
- Producer, Recording Supervisor – Rainer Brock
- Sleeve Notes [Ⓒ 1974] – Edward Neill
- Violin – Salvatore Accardo
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Audio Research SP15 own tube phono section.
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
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