HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Mercury/Speakers Corner) Dmitri Shostakovich – Quartets No. 4 & 8 (Borodin String Quartet)

All thanks for this brand new jewel go to Jean-Luc
The veteran Borodin Quartet was strongly associated with Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartets over several decades. Their experience and skill shows strongly in these two quartets, which certainly rank among the finest of the composer. The performance from the Borodin Quartet is simply excellent, at times great, and the recorded sonics are audiophile-level, making for a compelling release.

# Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
# Performer: Borodin String Quartet
# Vinyl (1960/2009)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Mercury/Speakers Corner
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.68 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory


Analyzed folder: /192k Shostakovich – Quartets 4, 8 – Borodin String Quartet
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR10        -2.00 dB     -18.26 dB     A1 String Quartet No.4 in D major, Op.83 – 1. Allegretto.wav
DR12        -2.32 dB     -20.63 dB     A2 String Quartet No.4 in D major, Op.83 – 2. Andantino.wav
DR13        -3.80 dB     -22.22 dB     A3 String Quartet No.4 in D major, Op.83 – 3. Allegretto.wav
DR12        -0.77 dB     -18.90 dB     A4 String Quartet No.4 in D major, Op.83 – 4. Allegretto.wav
DR12        -9.71 dB     -26.54 dB     B1 String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110 – 1. Largo.wav
DR11        -1.01 dB     -15.12 dB     B2 String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110 – 2. Allegro molto.wav
DR14        -3.23 dB     -23.04 dB     B3 String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110 – 3. Allegretto.wav
DR13        -3.04 dB     -22.50 dB     B4 String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110 – 4. Largo.wav
DR12        -6.48 dB     -23.91 dB     B5 String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110 – 5. Largo.wav
Number of files:    9
Official DR value:    DR12

Ripping Infos


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.
I tend more and more, in the last time, to de-click with an automatic setting between 0.7 and 1.2 so you can say, my rips are like half rough rips.

  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Very light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • 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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32 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Mercury/Speakers Corner) Dmitri Shostakovich – Quartets No. 4 & 8 (Borodin String Quartet)

  1. Third Volume of downloads will not download properly.

    I can get only the first two movements of Op. 110 (SQ Nº 8)
    as a result. Beautiful tone.
    John D. from Iowa, USA

  2. Thank you very much, dears Rach and Jean-Luc!
    Well, I consider the Borodin Quartet as the best string ensemble in the world together with the Amadeus Quartett.
    At least, they were unbeaten in the former USSR! These musicians were advocates of the Russian classical chamber music: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, and then through Shostakovich.
    P. S. Thanks additionally to you, Rach, for another LP with chamber music: unfortunately you rip not so many records in this genre!

  3. Here weeee go!!! A 35mm Mercury dropped by RACH at a decent resolution. Oh la-la… WOW. Can’t wait. Breathlessly await any other 35mm recordings you find. Just awesome man.

  4. RACH:
    Link to the 3rd part might be MIA… have tried for a few days. I know that this is sometimes FF servers delaying us non-premium users. But whatever the case just wanted to tip you off just in case. As always keep up your fabulous work as our aural curator and hi-rez ripper…

  5. Me too. 3rd part not working.

    You work is amazing but why put links on services like this (Filefactory)? I can’t DL your nice records without to be premium and I don’t want to be premium.

    Why don’t you put it on torrent ? I will share it for ever.

        • You wrote you won’t do this and you won’t do that…but you want me to do this and that 😉
          So please, save this in your computer: I post, you want it, you grab it wherever I decide to post it…you cannot grab? buy a damn premium account or let it be.

          Thank you.
          Friends as we were before.

          • this is rach’s business (as in he makes an income from the downloads), torrent’s don’t support the site, however us buying premium does .
            when one out of the hundred don’t work then, i say thanks for the other 99.

            but then again the link works again. so, thanks rach, i will get a account soon, but first i need to take care of a bit of life first.

  6. Tim, I have the same problem, but i guess it is a good excuse to get a premium account. it is about time i help support boxset.

  7. OK Rach I didn’t understand that you have some money from FF. So I will buy a FF account to support you.

    You make a great job !

    • No, you didn’t understand what I meant, mon ami. I mean, how can you pretend to want me to go to another host, to make magnets, if you are not willing to make a simply thing like taking a premium account for few bucks, DLing tons of super music for free…
      Don’t assume, I would call “money” the 4-5 dollars weekly I get from FF…..If I wanted to earn money with FF I would have set all my files accessible only to premium accounts owners. But I still offer everything for free, so next time, before you write non-sense, please inform you properly.

      I will continue to offer for free, but if you have issues so do what FF suggests, or be patient until you get the damn files. OK? Or simply, DL from wherever but here.

      Until 5-6 months ago there has never been those massive attemps by FF to force customers to buy accounts, inventing the tale of too high traffic. Is not my thing…I’m on FF now for three years…

      You don’t need to apologize…in 5 minutes I forgot everything.

      Nice easter-monday

  8. Thanks you Rachmaninov!

    I can downloaded the file:
    It is OK, now.
    Wonder Sound!
    This work likes so much to everybody!

  9. real masterpiece, thanks.
    i’ve been always wondering why haven’t they fled all four from the USSR… i know well, say nothing about the chief founding member Berlinsky, being convinced and dogmatic communist.
    they could build a bit of communism elsewhere abroad for him to save the ensemble.

  10. Thanks for this great album. I love it… The cello sound so deep! Wonderful rip. I am a string quartet big fan. Thanks again Big Rach! The Borodin Quartet is one of my favorites

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