HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 6 (Solti)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to Jean-Luc for another Mahler/Solti masterpiece
Georg Solti was a conductor who always strived for excellence. Sometimes, he did not achieve his objective. However, more often than not, he did. In this Mahler Symphony No. 6, recorded shortly after he took command as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony, he hit a home run. Solti was never one to wallow, unlike Celibidache or Knappertsbusch. In his younger years, he was given the moniker “the screaming skull.” He was renowned for his ability to tackle complicated scores and was a regular both in the opera house and the symphony hall.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Performer: Yvonne Minton

Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Vinyl (1970)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 3:61 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory


Solti’s approach to the Mahler 6 (which is one of my favorite symphonies of any composer) is dramatic and propulsive. He is no shrinking violet. One can debate whether the second movement should really be the third movement, and vice-versa, or whether there should be three hammer strokes in the 4th movement or two. Those issues are for academics who like to analyze every morsel of music. For those who simply wish to partake of an overwhelming musical experience which will bring one to the heights and depths of emotional reaction, this disc will do nicely.


  Symphony No. 6 In A Minor  
A I. Allegro Energico, Ma Non Troppo 21:00
B1 II. Scherzo (Wuchtig) 12:30
B2 III. Andante Moderato 15:25
C IV. Finale. Allegro Moderato 27:15
  Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen (Für Eine Singstimme Und Orchester)Contralto Vocals – Yvonne Minton (15:45)
D1 Wenn Mein Schatz Hochzeit Macht 4:00
D2 Ging Heut Morgen Übers Feld 3:48
D3 Ich Hab Ein Glühend Messer 2:58
D4 Die Zwei Blauen Augen 5:00


Analyzed folder: /192k Mahler – Symphony No. 6 – Solti
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -0.93 dB     -18.72 dB     A I. Allegro Energico, Ma Non Troppo.aif
DR14        -1.99 dB     -21.46 dB     B1 II. Scherzo (Wuchtig).aif
DR14        -1.55 dB     -21.42 dB     B2 III. Andante Moderato.aif
DR14        -0.47 dB     -19.42 dB     C IV. Finale. Allegro Moderato.aif
DR12        -3.97 dB     -22.62 dB     D1 Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen – Wenn Mein Schatz Hochzeit Macht.aif
DR12        -2.21 dB     -19.85 dB     D2 Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen – Ging Heut Morgen Uebers Feld.aif
DR13        -0.22 dB     -18.36 dB     D3 Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen – Ich Hab Ein Gluehend Messer.aif
DR13        -4.56 dB     -23.53 dB     D4 Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen – Die Zwei Blauen Augen.aif
Number of files:    8
Official DR value:    DR13

Ripping Info


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.
My rips are almost rough rips.

  • 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
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10 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 6 (Solti)

  1. Thanks a lot Rach & Jean-Luc for this very top notch recording! really amongst the very very best…..To get this Vinyl based and in 24-192 is just an incredible Gem!

  2. Another triumph in a new realm for me. I can see why you like that driving sound which you call propulsive. Exhilarating it is.


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