HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Supraphon) Béla Bartók – Violin Concerto No. 2 (Gertler/Ančerl)

Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this rarity
Andre Gertler was a close friend of Bartok and between 1925 and 1938 joined Bartok for a long sequence of joint concerts featuring many first performances of Bartok’s compositions. Clearly the two men had a close and sustained artistic relationship and Gertler’s empathy with Bartok’s vision cannot be missed in this recording. The performance is less indulgent than many others in terms of maintaining steady and forward moving tempos. At the same time the approach to the melodic line is more lyrical and the aggressive effect in certain passages as delivered by other players is therefore lessened. The last movement brings a clearer sense of the ‘dance’ element. In total, this performance simply feels ‘right’ in a way that often eludes other recordings.

Composer: Béla Bartók

Performer: André Gertler

Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karel Ančerl
Vinyl 1965

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 726 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF


Analyzed Folder: /96k Bartok – Violin Concerto No. 2 – Gertler, Ancerl_dr.txt
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -0.50 dB -20.25 dB A Concerto For Violin And Orchestra (1938) – I. Allegro Non Troppo.flac
DR16 -4.27 dB -25.99 dB B1 Concerto For Violin And Orchestra (1938) – II. Andante Tranquillo. Lento. Allegro Scherzando. Comodo. Tempo I.flac
DR13 -0.35 dB -19.73 dB B2 Concerto For Violin And Orchestra (1938) – III. Allegro Molto.flac
Number of Files: 3
Official DR Value: DR14



Ripping Info


A few words about the way i’ve been cleaning vinyl records and post-processing rips, since summer 2017: After washing and recording the vinyl, I use a kind of mixed cleaning of the rip, which consists of mostly manual rather than automatic de-clicking, (the latter only on unimportant passages, such as end of the groove, beginning and end of the songs, applause, speaking). I often leave the rips almost rough, de-clicking only the silences between the tracks. Never de-noising or/and EQ, as unfortunately some do. I prefer to hear a bit of quiet noises of the clean groove, that contain something of the music, rather than generate clinically clean files that may, eventually, sound a bit dead. If you do not agree, do not download my rips and buy instead digital files or CDs.
When I listen to music I “don’t hear” any noise: I enjoy the music 😀
I do not make rips for headphones!

  • Software: iZotope RX 5 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.18
  • Very careful de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removed, never de-noising
  • DR-Analisys
  • Wave 32/192(32/384) —> Flac 24/96 & 24/192: Twisted Wave 1.18
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5


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