HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Schherazade (Bernstein)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
Many do not like Bernstein because of the dramatization he placed in the NYPO recordings. For a piece such as this, that drama brings out the real story behind the orchestration – Scheherezade entertaining her master, and thus saving her life, with wonderful stories. This recording from a few years ago is very good, if a little fast in Lenny’s interpretation. Wonderful music. Unfortunately there is a little “technical” error in the performance of the 4th pmovement. Do you hear it? Can you guess it? Keyword is: Cymbals at 7:20

# Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
# Orchestra – New York Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor – Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: columbia
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 990 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Analyzed folder: /96k Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade – Bernstein
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR12        -0.46 dB     -17.50 dB     A1  The Sea And Sinbads Ship.wav
DR14        -0.25 dB     -19.29 dB     A2  The Story Of The Kalender Prince.wav
DR15        -2.98 dB     -24.25 dB     B1  The Young Prince And The Young Princess.wav
DR14        -0.42 dB     -19.48 dB     B2  Festival In Bagdad – The Sea – The Ship Goes To Pieces On A Rock Surmounted By A Bronze Warrior.wav
Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR14



  • Composed By – Rimsky-Korsakov*
  • Conductor – Leonard Bernstein
  • Liner Notes – Charles Burr
  • Liner Notes [Reprinted From ” My Musical Life “, Translated By] – Judah A. Joffe
  • Liner Notes [Reprinted From ” My Musical Life “] – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Orchestra – New York Philharmonic, The*
  • Photography By – Leo Stashin
  • Soloist, Violin – John Corigliano (2)


Ripping Info


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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16 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Schherazade (Bernstein)

  1. NYPO & Bernstein are in fine Rimsky-Korsakov fettle (state or condition of health, fitness, wholeness, spirit, or form —often used in the phrase in fine fettle), Merriam-Webster’s English Dict.)
    A delectable “dish” to my taste. BRAVO. Thanks to all.

  2. Thank you very much for posting this gem. Bernstein is an inspired director. I always love his interpretation. Thanks, again.

  3. WOW!
    This is the version I heard when I was a child!!!
    I have this on a tape, but it was recorded with the old “dbx” and can’t be played on a normal deck…
    Is amazing to hear again the breathing of the Violinist (ie 0:56; 1:05, etc)

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