HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Supraphon) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 7 (Neumann)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this splendid “Grandezza”
Vaclav Neumann (1920-95) was the first conductor behind the Iron Curtain to record all the Mahler symphonies. He did so with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, where he was kaepllmesiter from 1964-68, and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra of these recordings, where he gained greatest fame as chief conductor from 1968-90. Perhaps owing to the enforced mantra of Socialist reality in East Germany and Czechoslovakia during his time, beauty tends to replace neuroses in his recordings. Indeed, Neumann’s Mahler is about as far removed temperamentally as possible from the Mahler-as-neurotic standard of Bernstein, Solti, Tilson Thomas and others in the West. Instead, Neumann focuses on beauty of sound and orchestral execution. There is prodigious beauty here in this Symphony. The overall impression this left me is: beautiful. Not overly angsty, tortured Mahler; rather, Mahler led by a dedicated conductor and a fantastic Czech Orchestra.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra:  Czech Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vaclav Neumann
Vinyl 1980
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 3.14 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

 

Tracklist

  Symphony No. 7 In E Minor  
A Langsam (Adagio) – Allegro Con Fuoco 21:30
B1 Nachtmusik, Allegro Moderato 14:15
B2 Schattenhaft, Fliessend Aber Nicht Schnell, In Den Anfangstakten Noch Etwas Zoegernd 10:10
C Nachtmusik, Andante Amoroso 16:15
D Rondo-Finale. Tempo I (Allegro Ordinario) 18:00

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Analyzed folder: /192k Mahler – Symphony No. 7 – Neumann
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DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
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DR15        -0.58 dB     -19.74 dB     A Symphony No. 7 In E Minor – Langsam (Adagio) – Allegro Con Fuoco.aif
DR17        -0.95 dB     -23.33 dB     B1 Symphony No. 7 In E Minor – Nachtmusik, Allegro Moderato.aif
DR16        -2.10 dB     -23.36 dB     B2 Symphony No. 7 In E Minor – Schattenhaft, Fliessend Aber Nicht Schnell, In Den Anfangstakten Noch Etwas Zoegernd.aif
DR16        -3.36 dB     -25.24 dB     C Symphony No. 7 In E Minor – Nachtmusik, Andante Amoroso.aif
DR15        -0.68 dB     -20.56 dB     D Symphony No. 7 In E Minor – Rondo-Finale. Tempo I (Allegro Ordinario).aif
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Number of files:    5
Official DR value:    DR16
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Ripping Info

Monitoring

  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Super 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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7 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Supraphon) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 7 (Neumann)

  1. Intriguing! If one can find the beauty in Mahler then one has really triumphed—not least, over socialism! Kubelik does it.

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