HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ‎- Elijah (Ormandy)

All thanks for this go to Bob
Premiered in Birmingham town hall in 1846, and a fixture of massed British choral societies ever since, Elijah is a prime culprit of George Bernard Shaw’s quip accusing Mendelssohn of “despicable oratorio-mongering”. But get a performance as fleet-footed and intelligent as this and all stodge and sanctimony are swept away. There is heft when it matters, in Yet Doth the Lord, and drama-charged recitatives from fulsome voiced soloists. But what’s more compelling is the nimbleness, the swift-moving parts. There are quick corners and shapely inner voices, subtle weft even in classic fat chorus numbers such as Blessed are the Men who Fear Him. Raspy period strings add God-fearing menace, the choir sound rich but luminous in detail.

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Shirley Verrett, Jane Marsh, Richard Lewis, Tom Krause, Singing City Choir Of Philadelphia, The Columbus Boychoir
Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR 13
Size: 2.85 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF


Analyzed folder: /96k Mendelssohn – Eljiah – Ormandy
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR14        -0.59 dB     -19.78 dB     sideA.aif
DR13        -0.88 dB     -19.31 dB     sideB.aif
DR12        -1.10 dB     -19.20 dB     sideC.aif
DR12        -0.87 dB     -18.32 dB     sideD.aif
DR14        -1.46 dB     -22.08 dB     sideE.aif
DR11        -0.87 dB     -17.45 dB     sideF.aif
Number of files:    6
Official DR value:    DR13



  • Alto Vocals – Shirley Verrett
  • Baritone Vocals – Tom Krause
  • Chorus – Singing City Choir Of Philadelphia, The Columbus Boychoir
  • Chorus Master – Elaine Brown
  • Orchestra – The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Conductor – Eugene Ormandy
  • Soprano Vocals – Jane Marsh
  • Tenor Vocals – Richard Lewis

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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9 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ‎- Elijah (Ormandy)”

  1. I always wondered what this album would sound like in Rach’s Hi Def. Now know!

    That was almost three years ago to the day I sent this and others to Germany.
    I think you may have another version of “Elijah” with Janet Baker, Gedda, Fischer-Dieskau, and de Burgos on EMI.
    I’m so grateful, Alf.
    This with Ormandy and the Philadelphia is really nice.

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