HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Claude Debussy – Preludes, Book 1 – Walter Gieseking

Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this gem
Most looking at Gieseking’s Debussy recordings for EMI already know what it’s about; Gieseking’s interpretations have been seminal since their original release, if not without controversy. Whether you feel that nobody has done them better, or you have quibbles with his approach, these are indeed recordings that everyone moderately interested in Debussy or even classical music should at least hear.

Composer: Claude Debussy
Performer: Walter Gieseking
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 326 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

Analyzed folder: /96k (Mono) Debussy – Preludes Book 1 – Gieseking
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR15        -4.43 dB     -26.99 dB     A1 Danseuses de Delphes.aif
DR17        -2.85 dB     -27.57 dB     A2 Voiles.aif
DR15        -2.76 dB     -24.14 dB     A3 Le vent dans la plaine.aif
DR14        -9.47 dB     -28.93 dB     A4 Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soirA4 Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir.aif
DR11        -0.36 dB     -18.59 dB     A5 Les collines d’Anacapri.aif
DR13        -13.92 dB     -34.20 dB     A6 Des pas sur la neige.aif
DR11        -1.46 dB     -16.61 dB     B1 Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest.aif
DR12        -12.53 dB     -29.88 dB     B2 La fille aux cheveux de lin.aif
DR16        -2.56 dB     -25.05 dB     B3 La serenade interrompue.aif
DR13        -2.28 dB     -21.42 dB     B4 La cathedrale engloutie.aif
DR16        -4.69 dB     -26.04 dB     B5 La danse de Puck.aif
DR12        -3.39 dB     -21.58 dB     B6 Minstrels.aif
Number of files:    12
Official DR value:    DR14


Ripping Info


  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Super light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • 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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7 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Claude Debussy – Preludes, Book 1 – Walter Gieseking

  1. I’m listening to the first Debussy album shared, and the sound is surprisingly good. Very well transferred, sir! I prefer mono actually to crude stereo of the early days.

    Thank you!

  2. The file name of A4 is doubled up. I fixed it, although not critical to the listening experience. Such a contrast to Michelangeli’s smooth elegance! He just might make me a fan of Debussy. 🙂

  3. Thank you so much guys for your Debussy/Gieseking series. I’m a fanatic of Jacobs and Michelangeli but if you’re looking for an “objective Debussy” Gieseking is the man for sure.
    Wonderful sharing and thank you again… So good…

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