Many thanks to spew8712 for this gem
Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin was a Russian conductor. He was born in Moscow to a family of orchestral musicians. Having spent many hours at rehearsals, he made a firm decision at the age of 14 to become a conductor. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory from 1931 to 1936 under the conductor Boris Khaykin. Kondrashin began conducting in the Young People’s Theatre in Moscow in 1931, continuing in the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre three years later. He conducted at the Maliy Opera Theatre in Leningrad from 1938 to 1942 and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow from 1943. His performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.1 attracted the composer’s attention and led to the formation of a firm friendship. In 1947 he was awarded the Stalin Medal.
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Orchestra: USSR Radio And Television Large Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kyrill Kondrashin
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 1.48 GB
Analyzed Folder: /192k Brahms – Symphony No. 4 – Kondrashin_dr.txt ———————————————————————————————-
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR11 -0.99 dB -16.64 dB A1 Symphony No. 4 In E Minor, Op. 98 – Allegro Non Troppo.flac
DR11 -0.83 dB -17.60 dB A2 Symphony No. 4 In E Minor, Op. 98 – Andante Moderato.flac
DR11 -0.91 dB -16.03 dB B1 Symphony No. 4 In E Minor, Op. 98 – Allegro Giocoso.flac
DR11 -0.85 dB -16.20 dB B2 Symphony No. 4 In E Minor, Op. 98 – Allegro Energico E Passionato.flac
Number of Files: 4
Official DR Value: DR11
- 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
- Pre Amp: Audio Research SP15
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
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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 😀
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- 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
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