HD-Vinyl 24/96 (World Record Club) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 (Gilels/Szell)

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All thanks for this gem go to Lemarquis
Gilels recorded Beethoven’s concertos three times, and the recordings with Szell are simply the best. Recordings are made in the 60’s, and Gilels was in his best “Beethoven-form” then. When he was younger, he preferred to super-virtuoso romantic pieces, but from 1950’s he started to play Beethoven more and more. These interpretations are quite plastic, Gilels plays this like Viennesse-classical pieces should be played: everything is clear, but nothing is exaggrerated. And sound is so Gilels-like: Bright and metallic (in a positive meaning!!)! Szell proves an excellent accompanist with his superb Cleveland orchestra. A conductor who was especially famous for his interpretations of Viennese-classics. Gilels gives room to delightful solos by flute/oboe here and there – one gets a feeling that this is a chamber orchestra playing with piano in it! Not just orchestra against the piano. The tonal range is marvellous.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Emil Gilels
Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
Vinyl 1969(1971)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: World Record Club
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 835 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

 

Tracklist

A1 6 Variations In D Major, On A Turkish March From ‘The Ruins Of Athens’, Op. 76 7:09
  Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58
A2 I. Allegro Moderato 18:44
B1 II. Andante Con Moto 5:46
B2 III. Rondo (Vivace) 9:58

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Analyzed folder: /96k LvB – Piano Concerto No. 4 – Gilels, Szell
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DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
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DR13        -1.14 dB     -20.35 dB     A1 6 Variations In D Major, On A Turkish March From ‘The Ruins Of Athens’, Op. 76.aif
DR15        -1.37 dB     -22.15 dB     A2 Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58 – I. Allegro Moderato.aif
DR14        -5.34 dB     -25.89 dB     B1 Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58 – II. Andante Con Moto.aif
DR14        -1.05 dB     -20.53 dB     B2 Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58 – III. Rondo (Vivace).aif
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Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR14
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Ripping Info

Monitoring

  • 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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11 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (World Record Club) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 (Gilels/Szell)

    • This is an excellent version of the 4th and deserves its place in the Pantheon. Gilel’s playing here is simply mercurial hence, perhaps, the metallic reference 🙂 The Cleveland sound is as rich and powerful as ever under Szell. The recording of the piano and balance with the orchestra is also superb.
      Thanks again Alf for a first class transfer 😀

  1. Got this down a day or so ago, just forgot to thank you.
    I do so now. I love concerto 4, but 3 and 5 are my favorites. And Gilels is also one of my favorite pianists in Beethoven.
    My table is so full of great “Rachmaninoff” labors, that I feel like my External Hard Drives are “Fort Knox in Kentucky” where the US stores all its Gold Reserves.
    I am rich in SOUND.
    Bob

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