HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Peter Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 In E Minor (Muti)

Composed in 1888 the Fifth Symphony is generally considered to be the most attractive of Tchaikovsky’s major works. When he first began writing the symphony he was suffering from a deep depression. However, he moved to the countryside and his state of mind became much more relaxed, enjoying the peace and quiet, gaining a new-found pleasure from his garden. This E minor Symphony reflects all the violent and conflicting emotions that he was experiencing at the time of its composition.
Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Vinyl (1980)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 972 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory


Muti and the Philharmonians provide a grey and sombre opening Andante – Allegro con anima that gives way to increased weight and power. One, however, wonders if Muti is keeping something in reserve. The principal elements of melancholy and beauty are blended to considerable effect in the Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza, although the speeds feel rather too measured. Here Muti builds up great tension in a moving interpretation. In the Valse – Allegro moderato the infectious playing is light with a convincing lilt. With highly authoritative playing the Philharmonia convey a triumphant mood in the Finale: Andante maestoso – Allegro vivace movement. I found the recording clear, bright and fairly close.



Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Op. 64
A1 I. Andante – Allegro Con Anima 15:37
A2 II. Andante Cantabile, Con Alcuna Licenza – Moderato Con Anima 13:43
B1 III. Valse (Allegro Moderato) 6:10
B2 IV. Finale (Andante Maestro – Allegro Vivace) 12:05

Analyzed folder: /96k Leopold Mozart – Peasant Marriage
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR15        -1.12 dB     -19.74 dB     A Musikalische Schlittenfahrt In F.aif
DR13        -1.08 dB     -18.28 dB     B1 Sinfonia In D ‘Die Bauernhochzeit’.aif
DR14        -0.40 dB     -18.11 dB     B2 Sinfonia Burlesca In G.aif
Number of files:    3
Official DR value:    DR14


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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6 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Peter Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 In E Minor (Muti)

  1. Grazie per questa convincente esecuzione della quinta di Tchaikowsky. Una domanda, Alfredo: si tratta della versione con la Philarmonia (come da copertina) o con la Philadelphia (come da commento)?

    • oooops, solo un nodo nei pensieri. Conoscendo che Muti e Philadelphia sono un’unità….come Karajan e Berliner Philharmonics 😀
      Cmq, ho corretto. Naturalmente, come dice la copertina, sono la Philharmonia.

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