HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Chandos) Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphonies 1 & 6 (Järvi)

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Dmitri Shostakovich, living during the harrowing days of the Stalin regime, wrote many of his works carefully, cleverly protesting the inhumanity of life under the cruel dictator. Neeme Järvi’s SNO account on Chandos is with no doubt the most powerful, implacable, shocking and devastating recorded performance ever done. Järvi’s wonderful approach is typical of the trenchant, uncompromising `Shostakovich sound’ that we only find in great Shostakovich conductors as he is. This spectacularly recorded disc from 1985 preserves a completely gripping delivery of the two symphonies. This is one of Jarvi’s most successful discs, even among the considerable number of high quality he made with this orchestra for Chandos. This is a clear example that for sheer involvement and edge of the seat excitement, this combination is hard to match when on this sort of top form.

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Vinyl (1985)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Chandos
DR 16
Size: 1.24 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF



  Symphony No. 1 In F Op. 10 (33:38)
A1 I – Allegretto – Allegro Non Troppo 8:40
A2 II – Allegro 4:50
A3 III – Lento 9:08
A4 IV – Allegro Molto 10:55
  Symphony No. 6 In B Minor Op. 54 (30:11)
B1 I – Largo 17:28
B2 II – Allegro 5:52
B3 III – Presto 6:33


Analyzed folder: /96k Shostakovich – Symphonies 1 and 6 – Neeme Jaervi
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR17        -2.17 dB     -26.39 dB     A1 Symphony No. 1 In F Op. 10 – I – Allegretto – Allegro Non Troppo.aif
DR17        -0.51 dB     -25.43 dB     A2 Symphony No. 1 In F Op. 10 – II – Allegro.aif
DR15        -4.99 dB     -27.88 dB     A3 Symphony No. 1 In F Op. 10 – III – Lento.aif
DR14        -0.92 dB     -21.87 dB     A4 Symphony No. 1 In F Op. 10 – IV – Allegro Molto.aif
DR16        -5.34 dB     -28.30 dB     B1 Symphony No. 6 In B Minor Op. 54 – I – Largo.aif
DR16        -0.43 dB     -23.14 dB     B2 Symphony No. 6 In B Minor Op. 54 – II – Allegro.aif
DR15        -1.05 dB     -22.59 dB     B3 Symphony No. 6 In B Minor Op. 54 – III – Presto.aif
Number of files:    7
Official DR value:    DR16

Ripping Info


  • 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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  1. Looking forward to listen it. Thank You.

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