HD-Vinyl mono 24/96 (EMI) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concertos (Solomon)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Solomon
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra London
# Conductor: André Cluytens, Herbert Menges
# Vinyl (1954-1956)

# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN SACD:
B000006N42 + B00CH8B4IU
# Size: 1.79 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Here’s an indelible image: a boy in short pants, not yet ten, plays Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasia and Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto in front of a well-dressed audience in Queen’s Hall. At the end of the performance, the boy is presented with a watch and a tricycle. The boy climbs on the tricycle and pedals offstage, much to the amusement of the audience. That boy was Solomon.

Solomon (born Solomon Cutner, but his family name never caught on with the public) was a child prodigy in the 1910s. A victim of probable exploitation, Solomon suffered the fate of many child prodigies, burned out, and ended up having to relaunch his career in the 20s. Sir Arthur Bliss wrote his Piano Concerto for Solomon, who premiered it at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, and HMV recorded Solomon’s playing throughout the 40s and 50s. His career ended in 1956, when he was silenced by a major stroke, but he survived until 1988. Fortunately, his recordings have outlasted his body. Harold C. Schonberg called him “one of the most finished pianists the century has had to show.”

A1 LvB – Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 – 1. Allegro Con Brio.flac
A2 LvB – Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 – 2. Largo.flac
A3 LvB – Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 – 3. Rondo-Allegro Scherzando.flac
B1 LvB – Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19 – 1. Allegro con brio.flac
B2 LvB – Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19 – 2. Adagio.flac
B3 LvB – Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19 – 3. Rondo (Molto allegro).flac
C1 LvB – Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 – 1. Allegro con brio.flac
C2 LvB – Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 – 2. Largo.flac
C3 LvB – Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 – 3. Rondo (Allegro).flac
D1 LvB – Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58 – 1. Allegro moderato.flac
D2 LvB – Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58 – 2. Andante con moto.flac
D3 LvB – Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58 – 3. Rondo (Vivace).flac
E LvB – Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 ‘Emperor’ – 1. Allegro.flac
F1 LvB – Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 ‘Emperor’ – 2. Adagio un poco mosso.flac
F2 LvB – Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 ‘Emperor’ – 3. Rondo (Allegro).flac


Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Kenwood KD 7010
  • Cartridge: Denon DL103
  • Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
  • ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
  • 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 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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16 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl mono 24/96 (EMI) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concertos (Solomon)”

  1. Alf, I had some recordings of Solomon, According to the dates of recording according to Trottar just above I was 20 years old in 1956. So much for nostalgia; I’ve re-enjoyed hearing these again.
    Thanks a million.
    Bob

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