HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Sergei Rachmaninov – Songs, Volume 2 (Söderström/Ashkenazy)

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Rachmaninov’s Songs are absolute classics that deserve to be in the collection of any and every music-lover – it just so transcends not only the boundaries of Lieder but also of all classical music, period! Yes, it may be expensive but it’s worth every last penny! Original keys or not, the quality of the artistry and the obvious devotion of the performers to every aspect of these glorious songs is so magisterial as to make most competition to be redundant (only singers like Vishñévskaja or Khvorostóvskiy can really consistently match Söderström in every last one of these Lieder!!). Do not hesitate to GET IT.

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Elisabeth Söderström, Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vinyl 1976
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR12
Size: 797 MB
Scan: yes



A1 In The Silent Night (When Silent Night Doth Hold Me), Op.4, No.3

Words By – A. Fet

A2 So Many Hours, So Many Fancies, Op.4, No.6

Words By – Count A. Golenishchev-Kutuzov

A3 The Soldier’s Wife (For A Life Of Pain I Have Giv’n My Love), Op.8, No.4

Translated By [trans.] – A. Pleshcheyev Words By – T. Shevchenko

A4 A Dream (My Native Land I Once Enjoyed), Op.8, No.5

Translated By [trans.] – A. Pleshcheyev Words By – H. Heine

A5 I Wait For Thee, Op.14, No.1

Words By – M. Davidova

A6 The Little Island, Op.14, No.2

Translated By [trans.] – K. Balmont Words By – P.B. Shelley

A7 Midsummer Nights, Op.14, No.5

Words By – D. Rathaus

A8 The World Would See Thee Smile, Op.14, No.6

Words By – A. K. Tolstoy

A9 Believe It Not!, Op.14, No.7

Words By – A. K. Tolstoy

A10 Spring Waters (Tho’ Still The Fields Are White With Snow), Op.14, No.11

Words By – F. Tyutchev

B1 Fate (Suggested By Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony), Op.21, No.1

Words By – A. Apukhtin

B2 Day To Night Comparing Went The Wind Her Way, Op.34, No.4

Words By – K. Balmont

B3 Arion, Op.34, No.5

Words By – A. Pushkin

B4 The Raising Of Lazarus (O Lord Of Heaven!), Op.34, No.6

Words By – A. Khomyakov

B5 So Dread A Fate I’ll Ne’er Believe!, Op.34, No.7

Words By – A. Maykov

B6 Music, Op.34, No.8

Words By – Ya. Polonsky


Analyzed folder: /96k Rachmaninov – Songs Volume 2 – Soederstroem, Ashkenazy
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR12        -2.14 dB     -21.27 dB     A01 Op.4 – 3. V molchan’i nochi taynoy.aif
DR11        -1.91 dB     -17.81 dB     A02 Op.4 – 6. Davno l, moy drug.aif
DR11        -4.25 dB     -21.42 dB     A03 Op.8 – 4. Polyubila ya na pechal svoyu.aif
DR13        -3.43 dB     -22.63 dB     A04 Op.8 – 5. Son.aif
DR11        -3.80 dB     -20.28 dB     A05 Op.14 – 1. Ya zhdu tebya.aif
DR13        -7.46 dB     -25.06 dB     A06 Op.14 – 2. Ostrovok.aif
DR10        -2.27 dB     -17.05 dB     A07 Op.14 – 5. Eti letniye nochi.aif
DR13        -5.73 dB     -24.85 dB     A08 Op.14 – 6. Tebya tak lyubyat vse.aif
DR11        -3.06 dB     -18.31 dB     A09 Op.14 – 7. Ne ver mne, drug.aif
DR11        -1.85 dB     -18.06 dB     A10 Op.14 – 11. Vesenniye dushe.aif
DR13        -3.45 dB     -21.63 dB     B1 Op.21 – 1. Sudba.aif
DR12        -3.80 dB     -20.55 dB     B2 Op.34 – 4. Veter perelyotny.aif
DR12        -0.76 dB     -17.48 dB     B3 Op.34 – 5. Arion.aif
DR12        -3.15 dB     -21.11 dB     B4 Op.34 – 6. Voskresheniye Lazarya.aif
DR13        -2.18 dB     -21.48 dB     B5 Op.34 – 7. Ne mozhet byt.aif
DR12        -6.54 dB     -23.42 dB     B6 Op.34 – 8. Muzyka.aif
Number of files:    16
Official DR value:    DR12



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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