Dedicated to Monsieurs F. Senior & Junior (from P.)
My friends, you’ll never believe it – found this record (without cover) some years ago in our waste bin, with other 4-5 records…when I saw the label (DG, Tulip edition – YEAH), the composer (LvB – WOW), the artist (Schneiderhan – WOWOW) I knew: people, I found a gem of inestimable value. Pardon me, if there are some light noises, here & there… the record was (you guess it) in terrible condition, but I did my very best.
Sorry for the poor artworks, found them on internet.
Reposted, now with FF links.
# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Wolfgang Schneiderhan
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Eugen Jochum
# Vinyl (1962)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B000001GQ0
# Size: 944 MB
# Scan: yes, Low Quality
# Server: FileFactory
This disc is one of the highlights of DG’s Originals series, and indeed of the entire classical catalog. This is one of the finest recording ever of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Jochum’s elegant, beautifully phrased introduction sets a high standard, but there is no deviation from it throughout the performance. Schneiderhan’s tone is gorgeous throughout his register, but particularly in the highest reaches, where he produces a wonderfully pure, silvery tone. One of his greatest strengths is his legato in the highest reaches of his range, which is especially important in this concerto. Beethoven wrote it with a violinist in mind, Franz Clement, who had many of the same strengths as Schneiderhan. Schneiderhan’s phrasing and singing line in the first movement is glorious, and the expressive, elegant atmosphere he and Jochum create is amazing. Schneiderhan uses his own adaptation of the cadenzas from Beethoven’s arrangement of this concerto for piano. This is a controversial choice, but I think it works fine. The slow movement’s stillness and lyricism have never been so clearly and compellingly conveyed as they are under Jochum and Schneiderhan. The phrasing of the themes is, again, particularly wonderful: passionate, expressive and simply gorgeous. The finale’s playfulness, good humor and rhythmic drive set it apart from all other performances. Just to pick one highlight of it: Schneiderhan phrases and plays the gorgeous subsidiary theme at 4:18 with extraordinary beauty and passion. An indispensable performance.
Analyzed folder: /96kLvB_ViCo_Schn/96k LvB – Violin Concerto – Schneiderhan
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR15 -0.62 dB -21.43 dB A LvB – Violin Concerto In D, Op.61 – 1. Allegro ma non troppo.wav
DR16 -1.89 dB -24.67 dB B1 LvB – Violin Concerto In D, Op.61 – 1. Larghetto.wav
DR13 -0.50 dB -19.55 dB B2 LvB – Violin Concerto In D, Op.61 – 1. Rondo. Allegro.wav
Number of files: 3
Official DR value: DR15
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- Cartridge: Limited Edition Denon DL 103 SA
- Phono Amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
- Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
- Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
- Light de-Clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising
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.
- 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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