HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo – I Pagliacci (Cossotto, Bergonzi, Taddei, Karajan)

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What do you get if you sing Verismo like Belcanto? Right, you get such beautiful pearls like this one. Leoncavallo’s and Mascagni’s short operas belong among the most popular works of the verismo . A great example of love, disappointment, betrayal, and death. Mascagni s beautiful music was made popular among opera novices through the Hollywood masterpiece “The Godfather III” . Leoncavallo’s sad and touching aria of Canio “Recitar, mentre preso dal delirio…” is one of the most beautiful arias in operatics.

# Composer: Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni
# Performer: Joan Carlyle, Fiorenza Cossotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Giangiacomo Guelfi, Giuseppe Taddei
# Orchestra: Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 3.13 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Conductor Herbert von Karajan draws gorgeous performances from his singers and musicians, and the Deutsche Grammophon recording is glorious. Critics have noted that, because these operas are “verismo” works intended to portray real people and situations, Karajan’s interpretations may indeed be TOO lovely, lacking a natural roughness, but these burnished performances have endeared me to both these operas with a warmth I felt was missing from most other recordings.

Analyzed folder: /96k Mascagni-Leoncavallo – Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci (Cossotto, Bergonzi, Karajan)
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR15 -0.50 dB -21.58 dB Cavalleria-sideA.wav
DR13 -0.66 dB -19.42 dB Cavalleria-sideB.wav
DR15 -0.27 dB -21.04 dB Cavalleria-sideC.wav
DR14 -0.90 dB -20.49 dB Pagliacci-SideA.wav
DR14 -1.25 dB -21.07 dB Pagliacci-SideB.wav
DR15 -0.39 dB -21.70 dB Pagliacci-SideC.wav
Number of files: 6
Official DR value: DR14
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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Due to some strange digital errors, please discard after DL the file “Pagliacci-sideB” and replace it with the “fixedPagliacci-sideB”

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