HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Johann Sebastian Bach – Four Flute Sonatas, Volume II (Shaffer/Malcolm/Gauntlett)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beautiful rarity

Shaffer was a very musical player who died of cancer before she was fifty and shortly after completing the Bach recording. Shaffer loved Bach and it shows. The lines develop beautifully and nothing is forced. Shaffer’s recording would be one to look for. Shaffer’s musicality and appropriate tone serve to highlight the major difficulties interpreting these works. Sound and style. The modern flute begs for vibrato. Without, it can sound like a tin pipe. But, Bach needs care. Some of the flutists rush through the lines, treating them as virtuoso vehicles. I’m no fan of a Baroque flute style played on a modern flute, but vibrato and intensity do not have to be switched on all the time. Many fine teachers and performers I know despair at the lack of subtlety and sophistication in modern flute playing. Grading the sound, a subtle use of vibrato, and the use of a true dynamic range need a lot more attention.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Elaine Shaffer, George Malcolm, Ambrose Gauntlett
Vinyl 1966
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 944 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

 

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Analyzed Folder: /96k JSB – Flute Sonatas – Shaffer
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DR         Peak       RMS        Filename
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DR10       -2.84 dB   -17.03 dB  A1 Sonata No. 4 In C Major For Flute And Obbligato Continuo, BWV.1033 – Andante – Presto.flac
DR12       -0.77 dB   -15.71 dB  A2 Sonata No. 4 In C Major For Flute And Obbligato Continuo, BWV.1033 – Allegro.flac
DR10       -3.42 dB   -17.87 dB  A3 Sonata No. 4 In C Major For Flute And Obbligato Continuo, BWV.1033 – Adagio.flac
DR10       -4.85 dB   -17.71 dB  A4 Sonata No. 4 In C Major For Flute And Obbligato Continuo, BWV.1033 – Minuets I and II.flac
DR9        -2.93 dB   -17.72 dB  A5 Sonata No. 6 In E Major For Flute And Continuo, BWV.1035 – Adagio Ma Non Troppo.flac
DR11       -0.61 dB   -15.08 dB  A6 Sonata No. 6 In E Major For Flute And Continuo, BWV.1035 – Allegro.flac
DR11       -5.29 dB   -20.56 dB  A7 Sonata No. 6 In E Major For Flute And Continuo, BWV.1035 – Siciliano.flac
DR11       -0.79 dB   -15.17 dB  A8 Sonata No. 6 In E Major For Flute And Continuo, BWV.1035 – Allegro Assai.flac
DR10       -0.52 dB   -15.12 dB  B1 Sonata No. 2 In E Flat Major For Flute And Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV. 1031 – Allegro Moderato.flac
DR9        -5.82 dB   -18.20 dB  B2 Sonata No. 2 In E Flat Major For Flute And Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV. 1031 – Siciliano.flac
DR11       -1.97 dB   -16.64 dB  B3 Sonata No. 2 In E Flat Major For Flute And Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV. 1031 – Allegro.flac
DR11       -2.60 dB   -16.70 dB  B4 Sonata In G Minor For Flute And Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV. 1020 – Allegro Moderato.flac
DR10       -4.22 dB   -18.88 dB  B5 Sonata In G Minor For Flute And Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV. 1020 – Adagio.flac
DR11       -0.55 dB   -16.36 dB  B6 Sonata In G Minor For Flute And Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV. 1020 – Allegro.flac
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Number of Files: 14
Official DR Value: DR11
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Ripping Info

Monitoring

  • Software: iZotope RX 5 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Super light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removed, never 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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15 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Johann Sebastian Bach – Four Flute Sonatas, Volume II (Shaffer/Malcolm/Gauntlett)”

  1. Ambrose Gauntlett, cellist and gamba aficionado…
    and one of the very first (or the first at all!) paparazzi.
    there exists a fine recording of Purcell Golden Sonata with Isolde Menges & William Primrose playing the violins, John Ticehurst at the harpsichord and, of course, maestro Gauntlett playing the gamba.
    early or mid-30-ies, Columbia 78 rpm

    all i have heard from Elaine Shaffer till now was the flute part in Mozart’s Double Concerto, conducted by Yehudi Menuhin.

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