Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this beauty
This is a very good reading of ‘Don Quixote’. The music is played nearly to perfection, and it is all done in a masterful fashion. To me, Strauss is about a sort of fireworks and indulgence of the orchestra, yet at the same time giving deep meaning through the music.
Composer: Richard Strauss
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Vinyl 1960 (1971)
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 2.05 GB
|Don Quixote, Op. 35
|B2||Waltzes From ‘Der Rosenkavalier’|
Analyzed folder: /Volumes/Boxset CL-OP/PUBLISHING CLASSICAL/ jean-luc/192kRiSt_DonQ_Rei/192k Strauss – Don Quixotte – Reiner
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -0.70 dB -19.90 dB A Don Quixotte – Part 1.aif
DR12 -1.92 dB -20.00 dB B1 Don Quixotte – Concluded.aif
DR11 -0.67 dB -18.27 dB B2 Waltzes From ‘Der Rosenkavalier’.aif
Number of files: 3
Official DR value: DR12
- 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
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
- 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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