HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Sergei Rachmaninov – Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Dances (Previn)

Thank you Jean-Luc for this rarity
I fell in love with Rachmaninov’s music at the age of 7 or 8, back in 1965-66, when I heard for the 1st time his marvellous 2nd Piano Concerto. Until today he has remained one of my favorite composer – togheter with LvB, WAM and JSB – and nobody interprets his orchestral music better than André Previn. This is an album every lover of Rachmaninov will want. His tone poem “The Isle of the Dead” and his last work, “Symphonic Dances” shine in splendid, luxuriant sound courtesy of the London Symphony Orchestra, who give their all. Add this to your collection, if you love me, otherwise you will go to hell 😀

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: André Previn
Vinyl (1976)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR 15
Size: 1.08 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF


A1 The Isle Of The Dead. Ap. 29 21:24
  Symphonic Dances. Op. 45
A2 No.1 (Non Allegro) 11:32
B1 No. 2 (Andante Con Moto (Tempo Di Vasle)) 10:00
B2 No. 3 (Lento Assai – Allegro Vivace) 13:30

Analyzed folder: /96k Rachmaninov – Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Dances – Previn
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR14        -1.05 dB     -21.85 dB     A1 The Isle Of The Dead. Ap. 29.aif
DR15        -1.54 dB     -23.73 dB     A2  Symphonic Dances, Op.45 – No. 1 Non Allegro.aif
DR15        -1.71 dB     -24.02 dB     B1  Symphonic Dances, Op.45 – No. 2 Andante Con Moto.aif
DR14        -0.67 dB     -20.78 dB     B2  Symphonic Dances, Op.45 – No. 3 Lento Assai – Allegro Vivace.aif
Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR15


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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18 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Sergei Rachmaninov – Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Dances (Previn)

  1. Dear Rach and Jean-Luc, thank you very much for Rachmaninov’s beautiful music and Previn&LSO great interpretation of it, combined with masterful sound transfer to ones and zeros, all of this making a killing combination!

  2. Thank you Rach and Jean-Luc for sharing this magical record. I’m familiar with Serge’s Piano Concertos. However, his purely orchestral works have somehow escaped me, until now. Looks like you’ve given me a new landscape of music to explore! Thanks for the “turn on”.

  3. Hell – oooooooo, dear buddy Racha! And my mate Commrade Poch/Whatever!
    Old Man Fedorych is back from the forests of Russia :)))
    Nice to see that the good old team of bad boys alive and ticking..
    Gonna check whats new around but start with this beautiful Rachmaninov!!!

    • My friend Fedorych, nice to “see” you again 😀
      But Whatever seems to be disappeared, since his last activities here from last April. I had no chance to get an answer from him, so I don’t know, what is with him. Steve and I try to keep the blog alive with vinyl rips and Leonar with DVD rips.

      Welcome back 😀

      • Dear Amico! So glad to “hear” from you!!!
        Pray everything all right with our Russian Friend (we all have to disappear from time to time)..

        Tell me, Racha, how is going, the blog, how can I help? This genius baby should live long and happy))

        Best regards to Steve and Leonar, and all dear music lovers!!!

        • How to say? The blog is kept alive with my vinyls, Steve’s vinyls and thank to some great (and many other little) benefactors, who sent hundreds and hundreds of vinyls to Steve (TheNightOwl) and me. Concerning me, I alone have enough records here, my own and Trottar’s, Jean-Luc’s, Lemarquis’, astoler’s and Mats’ to keep the blog alive for the next 4-5 years…

          Do you have any news from Whatever or the possibility to reach him? I don’t know, how long the blog “lives” if something has happened to him. I don’t know if he’s alive, or expatriated, or on the moon, or sick or (that unspeakble “last” word)…
          Nothing of nothing…. I wrote him several times, but in the last 12 months or longer I never had an answer.

          I hope the best for him and that he returns again. I keep the blog alive as long as I can, but I don’t have the full privilegies of an admin. Only of a co-admin, that’s only (I guess) 80-90%.

          • Clear, dear friend.. Will try to find the way about our God Father, whatever had happened to Him..

            God bless you, Master, for your Magic Work and your endless Inspiration of Music!!

            Me, a humble diletant, will stay close to your ‘holy flame” till my last words ;))

            Big hugs

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