HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Franz Schubert – Die Zwillingsbrüder (Donath/Gedda/Moll/Fischer-Dieskau)

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Die Zwillingsbrüder (The Twin Brothers, D. 647) is a one-act Singspiel (sometimes also described as a Posse mit Gesang) composed by Franz Schubert in 1819 on a libretto by Georg Ernst von Hofmann. Die Zwillingsbrüder was first performed at the Kärntnertortheater on June 14, 1820.

# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Performer: Helen Donath, Nicolai Gedda, Kurt Moll, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
# Orchestra: Chorus & Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich
# Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch

# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 918 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

The scene takes place in a village on the Rhine, on the 18th birthday of the young heroine, Lieschen. Lieschen is eagerly awaiting her marriage to her young fiancé, Anton. The opera opens with a chorus in the couple’s honor.

Unfortunately, upon Lieschen’s birth, her father, Der Schulze, had agreed with a friend, Franz Spiess, that, in exchange for a sum of money, Franz would be allowed to marry Lieschen when she came of age. Immediately following the deal, Spiess had left for the war. Franz, now an old veteran whom the villagers had presumed dead, suddenly returns, on the last day on which he can claim his bride, and Lieschen’s father must keep his word.

Coincidentally, Friedrich Spiess, Franz’s twin brother, also a veteran, happens to return to the village on that same day. The Spiess brothers are both under the impression that their twin was killed in the war. Since they are identical twins and they are never in the same place at the same time, the villagers mistake them for each other. The twins’ stories and behaviors do not match (while one brother strives to arrange his marriage to the heroine, the other gladly revokes his right to it), leading Der Schulze to believe that the old soldier has sustained a mentally impairing sword wound and that he is unfit to marry his daughter. After this confusion is used to comic effect in a variety of ways, the twins finally meet, and Lieschen is allowed to marry Anton.

Analyzed folder: /96k Schubert – Die Zwillingsbrueder
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -1.11 dB     -20.14 dB     sideA.wav
DR13        -1.19 dB     -19.17 dB     sideB.wav
Number of files:    2
Official DR value:    DR13


Ripping Infos


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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5 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Franz Schubert – Die Zwillingsbrüder (Donath/Gedda/Moll/Fischer-Dieskau)

  1. WOW!! that Quadraphonic came out fantastically well! It’s a honey! and a Keeper! Gedda sounds great on this one.
    Thanks, and I’m not normally a hugger, but on this ONE you deserve a beeg hug!

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