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This is the type of music that Arthur Fieldler excelled at, and Earl Wild is simply fabulous.
One danger with Gershwin is that his mixing of classical and jazz has flummoxed more than a few otherwise excellent conductors and pianists who seem to miss the jazz feel that the piece requires. Neither Fiedler nor Wild had this problem. The result is an exciting recording, and, consequently, my favorite one of these pieces.
This recording blows the ach-so-acclaimed Bernstein version literally out of the window.
# Composer: George Gershwin
# Performer: Earl Wild
# Orchestra: The Boston Pops
# Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN SACD: B0002XNLTW
# Size: 690 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
The legendary North American pianist, Earl Wild recorded what many people consider to be one of his most successful recordings ever made. The formidable accompaniment of the charismatic Arthur Fielder made possible to record one of the most acclaimed performances. Tough my first and second choice go to Oscar Levant and Eugene List, my third election is that undeniably. It possess grace, expression, charm and voluptuousness. Besides, the master process was top of the line. If you are searching for the perfect balance between piano and Orchestra, maybe this is his right choice.
Fiedler and the Boston Pops have turned out another great disc! Rhapsody in Blue sounds fantastic, one of the best recordings of it!! In this recording, you get to hear the jazz side of it, with the beautiful saxaphone section. That right there makes it a great recording, along with that there are some sections that I never heard before, that I really like.
This is a truly amazing recording, complete with taxi horns. No, not a silly kind of french horn, the real thing, like a New York taxi, but just the horn. I think that Bernstein and Fiedler are about the same on this one, so both are a superb recording! Gershwin’s Concerto in F sounds fantastic, as paired with the great pianist, Earl Wild! Mr. Wild makes this recording spectacular with his amazind piano skills. Also he has great accompinament with Fiedler and the Boston Pops. Overall, this is a truly amazing disc, and is highly, highly recommended!
Analyzed folder: /96kGeoGer_RapInBl/96k Gershwin – Rhapsody In Blue – Wild
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -1.48 dB -20.10 dB A Rhapsody In Blue.wav
DR11 -2.62 dB -18.25 dB B An American In Paris.wav
Number of files: 2
Official DR value: DR12
- Composed By – George Gershwin
- Conductor – Arthur Fiedler
- Engineer – Lewis Layton
- Orchestra – Boston Pops Orchestra, The
- Piano – Earl Wild
- Producer – Richard Mohr
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- Cartridge: Limited Edition Denon DL103 SA
- Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
- Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
- 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, Twisted Wave 1.9
- Light de-Clicking with iZotopes, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising
If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
- 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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