All thanks for tis gem go to our friend Jean-Luc
The real test of greatness, both in content and in performance is the effect of repeated hearing–especially repeated hearing without focused concentration. After a while, both the art and the artistry of a recording like this make themselves felt in an undeniable way. Most important of all, the effect of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is to immerse the listener in the feelings and philosophies of an event that forms the foundation of western culture. This recording of the St. Matthew Passion captures all the feeling and emotion present in the Biblical passages upon which it is based. It is an excellent recording to use for study due to its extremely slow tempo. The tempo, however, unfortunately makes it rather tedious if you do not love the piece before listening to this recording. The final chorus, “Wir setzen uns,” is magnificently done, as is the opening chorus. The soloists are superb, and Klemperer certainly knows how to make one wait for a chord to resolve. All in all, it’s simply amazing.
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Sir Peter Pears, Sir Geraint Evans, Wilfred Brown, Nicolai Gedda, Walter Berry, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig
Choir: Boys Of The Hampstead Parish Church Choir
Chorus Master: Martindale Sidwell, Wilhelm Pitz
Orchestra: Philharmonia Choir And Orchestra
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Number of Discs: 4.5
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 4.62 GB
Analyzed folder: /96k Johann Sebastian Bach – St. Matthew Passion – Klemperer
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -0.96 dB -19.76 dB side1.aif
DR16 -0.90 dB -22.95 dB side2.aif
DR17 -0.63 dB -22.46 dB side3.aif
DR15 -0.71 dB -21.42 dB side4.aif
DR15 -0.29 dB -21.74 dB side5.aif
DR18 -0.67 dB -24.88 dB side6.aif
DR14 -0.36 dB -20.31 dB side7.aif
DR15 -1.41 dB -23.22 dB side8.aif
DR16 -0.34 dB -22.87 dB side9.aif
Number of files: 9
Official DR value: DR16
- Performers – Sir Peter Pears, Sir Geraint Evans, Wilfred Brown, Nicolai Gedda, Walter Berry, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig
- Cello – Raymond Clark
- Choir – Boys Of The Hampstead Parish Church Choir
- Chorus Master – Martindale Sidwell, Wilhelm Pitz
- Composed By – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Conductor – Otto Klemperer
- Harpsichord – George Malcolm, Viola Tunnard
- Leader – Hugh Bean
- Orchestra – Philharmonia Choir And Orchestra
- Painting [Uncredited; “Christ Nailed To The Cross“] – Gerard David
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Große Vorstufe, Erste Frankfurter Röhrenmanufaktur (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
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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