HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Melodiya/Columbia) Sergei Prokofiev – The Stone Flower (Rozhdestvensky)

The Stone Flower ballet is contemporaneous with the opera The Story of a Real Man. It was his last ballet and as you can see from the timings is on an ambitious scale inviting comparison with Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet. The year was 1948. Prokofiev had put aside thoughts of setting Pushkin’s The Stone Guest in favour of a subject with nationalist resonance. Folk material was required by the invitation of Zhdanov’s ‘spirit of the times’; an invitation not to be denied. The hero of the ballet is the artist Danilo. His ‘grail’ is the stone flower hidden somewhere in the caverns of the Copper Mountain. He needs it as the raw material for a malachite vase. The supernatural Mistress of the Copper Mountain guards the flower. Danilo finds it but is enchanted by the Mistress. Katerina rescues Danilo and the flower is won. The villainous bailiff, Severyan, is consigned to the earth

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Orchestra: Bolshoi Thater Orchestra Moscow
Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: Melodiya/Columbia
DR 12
Size: 2.91 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF


Analyzed folder: /96k Prokofieff – The Stone Flower – Rozhdestvensky
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -1.93 dB     -20.03 dB     sideA.aif
DR11        -1.03 dB     -16.62 dB     sideB.aif
DR13        -1.90 dB     -19.21 dB     sideC.aif
DR12        -1.14 dB     -17.36 dB     sideD.aif
DR12        -0.91 dB     -17.08 dB     sideE.aif
DR12        -1.17 dB     -17.35 dB     sideF.aif
Number of files:    6
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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