One of the best recording of PG ever. Not all recordings have the singing and its done beautifully. Magical. Really emotional music. Sir Thomas Beecham’s influence on classical music during a span of several decades across the twentieth century was unparalleled. On this album he conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the most glorious performances of Peer Gynt music ever recorded. The version of Grieg music here is simply magnificent. Beautiful, sublime, deepest performance. The Lyric Suite is a true jewell of music. The version of Solvejg’s Song by the soprano Ilse Hollweg is marvelous simply. Enjoy this fine music.
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Performer: Ilse Hollweg, Beecham Choral Society
Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Number of Discs: 1
Label: EMI/HiQ Records
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.62 GB
In my experience the performance is unparalelled, putting other good and sometimes famous recordings in the shade. No one captures both the drama and the lyricism of this great music better than Beecham; and while the current Royal Philharmonic is a very good orchestra it was, under Beecham, superb in every respect.. Second, the sound, in non-gimmicked early stereo and remastered here with consummate care, is indeed superb! It puts the earlier issues of this work, including the earlier Japanese EMI issue, in the shade for clarity, dynamics, tone color, and capturing the ambiance of the recording venue.
Sir Thomas Beecham’s influence on classical music during a span of several decades across the twentieth century was unparalleled. On this album he conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the most glorious performances of Peer Gynt music ever recorded. The Norwegian poet and playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote Peer Gynt in 1867, but it was not until 1876 that an abridged version, with incidental music by Edvard Grieg, was produced at the Christiania Theatre. Peer Gynt, fashioned from Norwegian folkfore, is a poetic fantasy based on a character of the same name, who appears in the role of a great hunter, and slayer of Trolls in Absjornsen’s Norwegian Fairy Tales.
Mastered from the original master tapes from the Abbey Road Studios.
Analyzed folder: /192k Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite – Barbirolli
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -2.56 dB -22.08 dB A1 Wedding March.aif
DR15 -0.68 dB -21.99 dB A2 Ingrid’s Lament.aif
DR12 -2.82 dB -20.48 dB A3 In The Hall Of The Mountain King.aif
DR13 -4.74 dB -24.43 dB A4 Morning.aif
DR14 -8.10 dB -28.08 dB A5 Ase’s Death.aif
DR14 -3.83 dB -21.73 dB B1 Arabian Dance.aif
DR14 -6.26 dB -26.09 dB B2 Solveig’s Song.aif
DR14 -8.87 dB -28.14 dB B3 Anitra’s Dance.aif
DR15 -2.49 dB -22.37 dB B4 Return Of Peer Gynt.aif
DR13 -4.04 dB -24.53 dB B5 Wiegenlied.aif
Number of files: 10
Official DR value: DR14
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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.
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- 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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