HD-Vinyl 24/96 (CBS) Franz Schubert/Ludwig van Beethoven – “Trout”-Quintet/Piano Quartet (Budapest String Quartet)

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All thanks for this gem go to Lemarquis
The Budapest String Quartet for over thirty years was reguarded as simply “the” string quartet. For over a decade they were the string quartet in residence at the Library of Congress. They used Strads from the Library’s collection. They performed the entire Beethoven cycle every year they were there. All these performances were recorded. The 1952 performances were released on columbia from those cycles. This stereo really captures the sound of the instruments.
The “Trout” is a lovely piece, the warmth of the sound is present, but what counts is the life and energy and thought that seem to have gone into every bar. The variety of dynamics and texture, the adjustments of pacing bespeak a total commitment to the music here, and it’s just harrowing in places. The lyrical gestures are fleeting, and the obsessive drive of the faster passages, contrasted with the eerie character of the slower ones is just gripping. It’s just an outstanding recording.

Composer: Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Budapest String Quartet, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Julius Levine, Joseph Roisman, Boris Kroyt, Mischa Schneider
Vinyl 1950(1963)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: CBS
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 1.22 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

 

Tracklist

  Quintet In A Major For Piano And Strings, Op. 114 (‘Trout’)

Composed By – Schubert

 
A1 I. Allegro Vivace 9:19
A2 II. Andante 7:43
A3 III. Scherzo (Presto) 4:03
A4 IV. Theme And Variations 8:15
B1 V. Finale (Allegro Giusto) 6:42
  Quartet In E-Flat Major For Piano And Strings, Op. 16

Composed By – Beethoven

 
B2 I. Grave (Allegro Ma Non Troppo) 10:49
B3 II. Andante Cantabile 7:37
B4 III. Rondo (Allegro Ma Non Troppo) 6:04

 

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Analyzed folder: /96k Schubert – Trout Quintet – Budapest String Quartet
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DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
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DR13        -1.10 dB     -18.62 dB     A1 Schubert – Quintet In A Major For Piano And Strings, Op. 114 (‘Trout’) – I. Allegro Vivace.aif
DR15        -3.80 dB     -22.05 dB     A2 Schubert – Quintet In A Major For Piano And Strings, Op. 114 (‘Trout’) – II. Andante.aif
DR14        -0.85 dB     -18.16 dB     A3 Schubert – Quintet In A Major For Piano And Strings, Op. 114 (‘Trout’) – III. Scherzo (Presto).aif
DR13        -1.48 dB     -19.99 dB     A4 Schubert – Quintet In A Major For Piano And Strings, Op. 114 (‘Trout’) – IV. Theme And Variations.aif
DR13        -1.69 dB     -18.91 dB     B1 Schubert – Quintet In A Major For Piano And Strings, Op. 114 (‘Trout’) – V. Finale (Allegro Giusto).aif
DR13        -1.70 dB     -19.34 dB     B2 LvB – Quartet In E-Flat Major For Piano And Strings, Op. 16 – I. Grave (Allegro Ma Non Troppo).aif
DR13        -4.05 dB     -23.15 dB     B3 LvB – Quartet In E-Flat Major For Piano And Strings, Op. 16 – II. Andante Cantabile.aif
DR12        -2.72 dB     -19.56 dB     B4 LvB – Quartet In E-Flat Major For Piano And Strings, Op. 16 – III. Rondo (Allegro Ma Non Troppo).aif
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Number of files:    8
Official DR value:    DR13
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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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10 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (CBS) Franz Schubert/Ludwig van Beethoven – “Trout”-Quintet/Piano Quartet (Budapest String Quartet)

  1. I used to have the whole Beethoven String quartet LP set by the Budapest Quartet.
    I wasn’t much on String quartets those many years ago, but this set changed my taste buds!
    This is a very pleasant reminder of those days, Mr. Lemarquis and Alf.
    Very grateful,
    Bob

    • My error: I just realized this was piano quartet, not just strings.
      Sorry, I was working from a poor memory, not a recent listen.
      Bob

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