HD-Vinyl 96/24 (Eterna) Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 9 “The Great” – Karl Böhm

For a friend… a legendary and late recording of the great, old maestro, directing the “Staatskapelle Dresden” while sitting in a weehlchair

# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
# Conductor: Karl Böhm
# Vinyl (1979)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Eterna
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 958 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

Pay attention:
The Asin-Number is from a 2-Cd-Set by Emi, which contains this live recording. The comment here below (taken from Amazon) is referring to this set.
Karl Bohm was 87 when he died in 1981 as a staple of the DG catalog. It was said that his recordings died the day he did, but in fact they’ve survived. I must admit an antipathy to his musical personality, which was often brusque and hurried or else dead-pan and inexpressive. But Bohm certainly passed for a great conductor, and here the compilers have given us a generous sample of major works (for once), mostly taken from Bohm’s autumn years.CD 1 begins badly with a lackluster 1962 Cosi fan Tutte Over. that comes, surprisingly, from his acclaimed studio performance of the opera. The rest of the disc features a big work, the Bruckner Eighth in a live performance from Cologne (1974) in decent stereo. Bohm makes the orchestra sound good–he always possessed that talent–and the reading is straight-faced, sober, and reliable. One would have expected better from such a famous Bruckner specialist.CD 2 is much improved, beginning with a genial Haydn Sym. 91 with the Vienna Phil. (1973). This studio recording comes off agreeably in every way, but especially in the sunny playing of the orchestra. Don’t expect any revelations, however. The very best item is the concluding Schubert Ninth from Dresden, a live performance in very good stereo from 1979. For a conductor in his mid-eighties this performance is highly commendable. I especially liked the briskly taken second movement, which Bohm keeps going very well–so often it drags–but everything is nice here, well-balanced and carefree. It’s not deeply felt Schubert, but then I’ve never heard depth from Karl Bohm. He was a highly superior Kapellmeister, and for that I appreciated this collection.

A1 Schubert – Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great’ – 1. Andante – Allegro ma non troppo
A2 Schubert – Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great’ – 2. Andante con moto
B1 Schubert – Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great’ – 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
B2 Schubert – Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great’ – 4. Allegro vivace

Analyzed folder: /Users/alfredo/Desktop/ HiResMusic/96kFSch_S9_Bo/96k Schubert – Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great’ – Boehm
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -0.51 dB     -19.22 dB     A1 Schubert – Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great’ – 1. Andante – Allegro ma non troppo.wav
DR15        -1.29 dB     -22.60 dB     A2 Schubert – Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great’ – 2. Andante con moto.wav
DR14        -2.92 dB     -21.64 dB     B1 Schubert – Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great’ – 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace).wav
DR13        -0.42 dB     -18.44 dB     B2 Schubert – Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great’ – 4. Allegro vivace.wav
Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR14

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)
  • Interface: 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, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Light de-Clicking with ClickRepair, 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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4 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 96/24 (Eterna) Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 9 “The Great” – Karl Böhm

  1. Thank you very much for this.
    I must protest however this unbelievable critique on the legendary Bohm that you posted together with the upload! (to urge us NOT to download it, I suppose?…) Who is this “expert” who calls Karl Bohm “brusque and hurried or else dead-pan and inexpressive”, claiming to “never heard depth from Karl Bohm” or that he “passed (!!!) for a great conductor”?! Sacrilege!!! He was a Giant, his live recordings of Strauss and Wagner are hair-raising in their approach, how can anyone who has heard his live 1966 Tristan from Bayreuth with Nilsson or his Ring call him inexpressive…? Shame….

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