HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Johannes Brahms – Double Concerto (Oistrakh/Fournier/Galliera)


# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: David Oistrakh: Violine, Pierre Fournier: Violoncello

# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Alceo Galliera
# Vinyl (1960)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000EF5MH2
# Size: 684 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

For years EMI has pushed the Brahms Double featuring Oistrakh paired with Rostropovich and led by Szell, usually partnering it on CD with what is arguably the single best Beethoven Triple Concerto, conducted by Karajan with Richter joining the aforementioned soloists. But this earlier account of the Double (from 1956 vs. 1969), with Pierre Fournier on cello and Alceo Galliera conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, has a certain charm, and definitely features Oistrakh closer to the peak of his powers. Regardless, if one has to rank recordings, they both reside comfortably in a top 5 list.


Track Listing

  Brahms: Double Concerto for Violine and Violoncello in A-minor, op. 102
A1   Allegro    
A2   Andante    
B1   Vivace Non Troppo – Poco Meno Allegro    


 Analyzed folder: /96kJoBr_DoCo_OiFou/96k Brahms – Double Concerto – Oistrakh-Fournier
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -0.34 dB     -18.49 dB     A Brahms – Double Concerto for Violine and Violoncello in A-minor, op. 102 – 1, Allegro.wav
DR13        -6.57 dB     -24.71 dB     B1 Brahms – Double Concerto for Violine and Violoncello in A-minor, op. 102 – 2, Andante.wav
DR13        -0.34 dB     -18.54 dB     B2 Brahms – Double Concerto for Violine and Violoncello in A-minor, op. 102 – 3, Vivace Non Troppo – Poco Meno Allegro.wav
Number of files:    3

 Official DR value:    DR13

Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
  • Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
  • 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 iZotope, 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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17 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Johannes Brahms – Double Concerto (Oistrakh/Fournier/Galliera)”

  1. Hahaha ! The little bastard inside you, again. I was just saying in the post I wrote for the Szeryng/Starker version that the Oistrakh/Fournier version was my all time favorite…
    The original SAX is unfortunately unaffordable but the CD is so bad (as far as I know, there is two different remasterings : one is bad and the other one is terrible) that I am very very very (did I say “very”) grateful you ripped and posted this reissue. Thank you so much !

      1. As my grandmother used to say : “Les grands esprits se rencontrent.”

        Also : In my opinion, this recording is about ten light years above the Oistrakh/Rostropovich version. It’s true that the Philarmonia Orchestra with Galliera is not the best orchestra performance in the world. It is true also the sound of this recording is not the best you can find, even for a 1956 recording. It is true at last Oistrakh is always Oistrakh, which means “great”. But Fournier is such a better musician than Rostropovich. Every time I listen to the introduction of the first mvt by Rostropovich, I feel like I’m listening to Rostropovich (and a Rostropovich listening to himself playing too), not Brahms. In my opininon, Fournier is just out of reach. Thank you again, Alf. I’m truly delighted.

  2. I won’t say anything about the performance that is legendary and that I love more than any other and will stay focused on the sound. Even if slightly sour and acid it is a hundred time better than the CD, especially in term of presence and space. My best wishes !

    1. please…would you read some (or all) comments, before you write yours? No one of thousands of users has this problem. LaWally is the right word…don’t have any other. In more than 1000 rips (here and on another blog) there was never an asking for another PW.
      Sorry, but the error is on your side. I would help, but I don’t know what I could do.

      1. OK, the first dl turned out to be corrupted, and I received a false indication from the decompressing program.

        Everything is fine after the 2nd dl.

        THank you very much!

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