I’m just going to say: Wow. Beautiful. Magnificent. I do not know what more a fan of classical piano music could want! If you are just beginning to discover classical piano players, Richter ranks up there with the best of all time. Many would say he was above all the others. Technique, strength, passion–it is all here.
Composer: Robert Schumann
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 433 MB
Analyzed Folder: /96k (Mono) Schumann – Marsch, Waldszenen, Fantasiestuecke – Richter_dr.txt
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -1.54 dB -18.70 dB A01 March No. 2 G-Minor.flac
DR12 -11.37 dB -28.74 dB A02 Waldszenen Op. 82 – Eintritt.flac
DR12 -4.66 dB -20.70 dB A03 Waldszenen Op. 82 – Jaeger Auf Der Lauer.flac
DR13 -14.14 dB -32.57 dB A04 Waldszenen Op. 82 – Einsame Blumen.flac
DR16 -7.12 dB -31.36 dB A05 Waldszenen Op. 82 – Verrufene Stelle.flac
DR11 -11.45 dB -26.05 dB A06 Waldszenen Op. 82 – Freundliche Landschaft.flac
DR15 -5.88 dB -26.15 dB A07 Waldszenen Op. 82 – Herberge.flac
DR13 -14.41 dB -34.28 dB A08 Waldszenen Op. 82 – Vogel Als Prophet.flac
DR11 -0.52 dB -15.20 dB A09 Waldszenen Op. 82 – Jagdlied.flac
DR12 -11.63 dB -28.09 dB A10 Waldszenen Op. 82 – Abschied.flac
DR12 -12.89 dB -29.51 dB B1 Fantasiestuecke, Op.12 – 1. Des Abends.flac
DR10 -0.67 dB -16.87 dB B2 Fantasiestuecke, Op.12 – 2. Aufschwung.flac
DR14 -11.94 dB -31.24 dB B3 Fantasiestuecke, Op.12 – 3. Warum.flac
DR13 -0.95 dB -19.06 dB B4 Fantasiestuecke, Op.12 – 5. In Der Nacht.flac
DR13 -3.35 dB -23.58 dB B5 Fantasiestuecke, Op.12 – 7. Traumes-Wirren.flac
DR13 -0.64 dB -18.33 dB B6 Fantasiestuecke, Op.12 – 8. Ende Vom Lied.flac
Number of Files: 16
Official DR Value: DR13
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
- Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Audio Research SP15 own tube phono section.
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Audio Research SP15
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
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When I listen to music I “don’t hear” any noise: I enjoy the music 😀
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- 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
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