HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (Philips) Shostakovich/Ravel – Piano Concertos (Bernstein)

Don’t be surprised by the not-as-good-as-normally quality of the sound – this is a Columbia recording from 1959. Philips, sonically ways superior than CBS, was here only the distributor.
When you hear to the 2nd mov. of Shostakovich’s concerto, don’t forget to breath…that beautiful it is.

# Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich, Maurice Ravel
# Performer: Leonard Bernstein
# Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyls (1959)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 10
# Size: 411 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

The Second Piano Concerto of Dmitri Shostakovich has always been a favorite of mine — grand, thoughtful and full of play — and it gets a wonderful performance on this disc with Leonard Bernstein directing the New York Philharmonic as well as serving as soloist. I don’t know that I’ve particularly listened to any other recording of it because after my first hearing of this one I have had no desire to stray.

Analyzed folder: /96kShoRav_PCs_Ber/96k Shostakovic-Ravel – Piano Concertos – Bernstein
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR9        -0.35 dB     -12.68 dB     A1 Shostakovic – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 – Allegro.wav
DR11        -4.31 dB     -20.39 dB     A2 Shostakovic – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 – Andante.wav
DR9        -1.12 dB     -12.20 dB     A3 Shostakovic – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 – Allegro.wav
DR10        -0.72 dB     -15.01 dB     B1 Ravel – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E – flat major – Allegro maestoso.wav
DR12        -2.49 dB     -18.67 dB     B2 Ravel – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E – flat major – Quasi Adagio – Allegretto vivace – Allegro animato.wav
DR9        -0.99 dB     -12.63 dB     B3 Ravel – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E – flat major – Allegro marziale animato – Presto.wav
Number of files:    6
Official DR value:    DR10

Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
  • 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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20 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (Philips) Shostakovich/Ravel – Piano Concertos (Bernstein)”

    1. hey Joe (eh, famosa…)
      Prova, se ti capita, le Jazz suite…sono fantastiche, ma apparentemente impossibili da trovare in vinile

  1. You are right Rachmaninov: it is a very beautiful melody; I think the right term is lyric (!)
    and I did remember to breath, although unconsciously I tilted my head to the right – a sure sign that I was deeply moved by the music 🙂
    thank you Rachmaninov
    be well

    1. I do the same…my head hangs a little rightward…is an attempt to hear better, even with your stronger ear – the left ear……

      You are a left-handed, like I am 😉

  2. Thank you so much for your effort, this looks like a gem! I can’t wait to hear Bernstein conducting it, I wonder if he will give it a slight american/jazzy touch

  3. I’m in the process of downloading. Thanks. Last year I’ve heard Shostakovich’s 2nd piano concerto in Alexander Kobrin’s performance with Michail Jurowski conducting Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. Very romantic reading and I like it that way.

  4. I grabbed this for the Ravel concerto, but I gained equal enjoyment from the Shostakovich. (however that’s spelled) I had not knowingly heard anything from Shostakovich and now I shall be lending my ear to more of his works. I’ve been listening to this album all week! I quite enjoy it. Many thanks to you. Long live Rachmaninov!

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