Many thanks to my friend Dr. G. for letting me this wonderful performance
# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Pinchas Zuckerman
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
# Vinyl (1977)
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Deutshe Grammophon
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B000001GFP
# Size: 804 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF
Zukerman’s playing here is absolutely beautiful. Every note he plays seems perfectly, beautifully articulated. The tempos here are taken somewhat slower than customary, but I feel that this is the only way it could have been done: any faster, and Zukerman’s supremely elegant, deeply expressive playing would have seemed rushed. It seems to me that most people think that the concerto is a virtuoso piece, which is the way it is normally performed, but here is revealed something profoundly deeper than the somewhat trivial flashiness that most are used to.
Ludwig van Beethoven wrote only one violin concerto, and yet, the one he wrote definined the history of this intrument for all time. There is no other concerto that I am aware of that achieves the same level of vibration or transmission between composer, performer and listener. Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Sibelius; all wonderful concertos in their own rights, but nothing like it compared to the Beethoven one. Here, the violin is not just making music or follwing a melody; it speaks, it talks, it resonates: It lives! Only here the instrument has a true language, a communication, a feeling of its own, and sometimes I think, especially in the adagio, it tells us a story, a story like the blues sometimes does, yes, I would almost say ths concerto has the blues! With Zukermann, Barenboim and the CSO as formidable interpreters, this concerto paints a picture of romantic music like nothing else before or since.
Analyzed folder: /96k LvB – Violin Concerto – Zuckerman CSO Barenboim
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -0.56 dB -21.26 dB A LvB – Violin Concerto In D Opus 61 – 1 Allegro Ma Non Troppo.wav
DR16 -5.28 dB -28.64 dB B1 LvB – Violin Concerto In D Opus 61 – Larghetto.wav
DR14 -0.67 dB -20.37 dB B2 LvB – Violin Concerto In D Opus 61 – Rondo (Allegro).wav
Number of files: 3
Official DR value: DR15
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- System: Special Edition Denon DL 103
- Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- 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 ClickRepair, 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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