HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Mussorgsky//Rimsky-Korsakov/Borodin – Pictures At An Exhibition/Capriccio Espagnole/Polovetsian Dances (Muti/Roshdestwensky)

You can always count on Riccardo Muti to give a strong performance of popular works. His performance of Mussorgsky’s masterpiece is near the top. His tempi for the various “pictures” are right on. Muti’s performance is excellent and he has the sound to carry it off, but the reading does lack the oomph of others like Reiner and especially Ormandy (the earlier recording with the Philadelphia Orchestra on Columbia/Sony). Muti begins Pictures as though he is warming up, with the latter pictures much more highly charged than those in the first half. By the time he arrives at The Great Gate of Kiev he and the Philadelphia Orchestra are in full swing. It’s a top-notch performance.
Gennady Rozhdestvensky’s recordings of the “Polovetsian Dances” by Borodin and The “Capriccio Espagnole” by Rimsky-Korsakov are powerful and impeccable interpretations and good companions to Mussorgsky’s “pictures”.

Composer: Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Borodin
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris
Conductor: Riccardo Muti, Gennady Roshdestwensky
Vinyl 1972
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR 13
Size: 1.24 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF


Analyzed folder: /96k Mussorgsky – Pictures At An Exhibition – Muti
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -1.12 dB     -19.35 dB     A01 Promenade – Gnomus – Promenade.aif
DR14        -3.55 dB     -24.39 dB     A02 The Old Castle – Promenade.aif
DR15        -4.98 dB     -26.54 dB     A03 The Tuileries.aif
DR11        -1.12 dB     -18.32 dB     A04 Bydlo – Promenade.aif
DR12        -11.33 dB     -28.83 dB     A05 Ballet Of The Chicks In Their Shells.aif
DR11        -3.68 dB     -19.03 dB     A06 Samuel Goldenberg And Schmuyle.aif
DR12        -2.64 dB     -19.68 dB     A07 Limoges.aif
DR11        -2.99 dB     -20.10 dB     A08 Catacombs.aif
DR10        -18.59 dB     -33.20 dB     A09 Cum Mortus In Lingua.aif
DR12        -0.77 dB     -17.53 dB     A10 The Hut On Fowl’s Legs.aif
DR11        -0.91 dB     -16.08 dB     A11 The Great Gate Of Kiev.aif
DR12        -0.60 dB     -17.54 dB     B1 Borodin – Polovetsian Dances.aif
DR12        -0.67 dB     -18.10 dB     B2 Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnole.aif
Number of files:    13
Official DR value:    DR12


Ripping Info


  • 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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