HD-Vinyl 24/96 (London) R. Strauss – An Alpine Symphony (Mehta)


# Composer: Richard Strauss

# Orchestra: New York Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl (1976)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 913 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

Mehta was a younger and more dynamic conductor when he led his Los Angeles orchestra in this very fine performance. His sense of balance and pacing seems just right, and he never distorts the structure of the piece. The orchestra sounds as good as any of the big names here, and the brass are phenomenal. The sound belies its 1976 provenance. Some famous conductors drive this music too hard. My standard for this underrated tone poem had been Von Karajan, but I now put Mehta’s recording at the top of the heap.

Analyzed folder: /Users/alfredo/Desktop/ HiResMusic/NOCH BEARBEITEN/96k Richard Strauss – Alpensymphonie (Mehta)
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -0.98 dB     -19.16 dB     A Part 1.wav
DR14        -0.37 dB     -19.55 dB     B Conclusion.wav
Number of files:    2
Official DR value:    DR14


Composer: Richard Strauss
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Zubin Mehta


Vinyl condition: EX+
Comes from:
Property of AC/Rachmaninov


Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • System: Special Edition Denon DL 103
  • Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
  • Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
  • ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
  • 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 -> Wave 32 bit/96 kHz
  • Light de-Clicking with ClickRepair, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising

You hear some clicks and pops here and there? Who cares?
I better let some light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.

  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave 32bit/96kHz -> Flac 24bit/96kHz: Twisted Wave
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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