HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • String Quartets KV 387 • KV 421 • Melos Quartett Stuttgart


Record generously provided by our friend Jean-Luc
I enthusiastically recommend this disk. These are first-rate performances very well recorded. The interpretation of the Melos Quartet is insightful. It isn’t intrusive but does illuminate the music and at the same time is very musical, as is the sweet tone these players produce. The Melos players bring coherence – and musicality – that aren’t there in some performances of other artists.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Melos Quartett Stuttgart
Vinyl 1977
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 2.14 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

Tracklist

  Streichquartett G-dur, KV 387  
A1 1. Allegro Vivace Assai 7:19
A2 2. Menuetto. Allegretto 8:28
A3 3. Andante Cantabile 6:50
A4 4. Molto Allegro 5:47
  Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421  
B1 1. Allegro 7:15
B2 2. Andante 6:25
B3 3. Menuetto (Allegretto) 4:14
B4 4. Allegretto Ma Non Troppo 9:23

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Analyzed folder: /192k WAM – String Quartets KV 387, KV 421 – Melos Quartet Stuttgart
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DR Peak RMS Filename
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DR13 -2.51 dB -19.79 dB A1 WAM – Streichquartett G-dur, KV 387 – 1. Allegro Vivace Assai.aif
DR15 -0.54 dB -19.54 dB A2 WAM – Streichquartett G-dur, KV 387 – 2. Menuetto. Allegretto.aif
DR13 -4.28 dB -22.31 dB A3 WAM – Streichquartett G-dur, KV 387 – 3. Andante Cantabile.aif
DR13 -1.94 dB -19.65 dB A4 WAM – Streichquartett G-dur, KV 387 – 4. Molto Allegro.aif
DR15 -0.51 dB -19.77 dB B1 WAM – Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421 – 1. Allegro.aif
DR15 -2.08 dB -21.89 dB B2 WAM – Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421 – 2. Andante.aif
DR14 -1.25 dB -19.33 dB B3 WAM – Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421 – 3. Menuetto (Allegretto).aif
DR14 -2.52 dB -21.10 dB B4 WAM – Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421 – 4. Allegretto Ma Non Troppo.aif
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Number of files: 8
Official DR value: DR14

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Credits

  • Cello [Violoncello] – Peter Buck
  • Composed By – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Engineer – Wolfgang Mitlehner
  • Ensemble – Melos Quartett Stuttgart
  • Painting, Cover – Pieter Horemans
  • Producer, Recording Supervisor – Dr. Rudolf Werner
  • Sleeve Notes [English – ©1977] – A. Hyatt King
  • Sleeve Notes [German – ©1977] – Monika Lichtenfeld
  • Viola [Alto] – Hermann Voss
  • Violin [1st] – Wilhelm Melcher
  • Violin [2nd] – Gerhard Voss

Ripping Info

Monitoring

A few words about the way i’ve been cleaning vinyl records and post-processing rips, since summer 2017: After washing and recording the vinyl, I use a kind of mixed cleaning of the rip, which consists of mostly manual rather than automatic de-clicking, (the latter only on unimportant passages, such as end of the groove, beginning and end of the songs, applause, speaking). I often leave the rips almost rough, de-clicking only the silences between the tracks. Never de-noising or/and EQ, as unfortunately some do. I prefer to hear a bit of quiet noises of the clean groove, that contain something of the music, rather than generate clinically clean files that may, eventually, sound a bit dead. If you do not agree, do not download my rips and buy instead digital files or CDs.
When I listen to music I “don’t hear” any noise: I enjoy the music 😀
I do not make rips for headphones!

  • Software: iZotope RX 5 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.18
  • Very careful de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removed, never de-noising
  • DR-Analisys
  • Wave 32/192(32/384) —> Flac 24/96 & 24/192: Twisted Wave 1.18
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

 

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