HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Die Wiener Philharmoniker Spielen Strauss (Boskovsky)

For many years, Willi Boskovsky led the Vienna Philharmonics during the famous New Year’s concerts. Violinist and conductor, he had this “Viennese Blood” essential to understand the music of Strauss and know how to mark the dynamics in the most accurate way. Willi Boskovsky was born in Vienna. He, and the great Vienna Philharmonics of which he served as concertmaster for forty years, thoroughly assimilated the essence of the Strauss idiom. All of the most famous waltzes by Johann Strauss I & II are included on this box. Also some of the finest waltzes by his talented brother, Joseph.

Composer: Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss (Father), Joseph Strauss
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Willy
Vinyl 1974

Number of Discs: 6
Format: FLAC
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 5.33 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

Somebody I know is of Austrian heritage, and she keeps telling me the Strauss Waltzes are “pop music,” in the best sense of that term. And you know, I remember the height of disco, and there are some real similarities here, numerous change-ups in tempo, for example, that must have propelled those first listeners, those first dancers, into ecstasies, and made them think they were taking flight. What goes on here is really something radiant and special, and deserves to be liberated from the quarantine of “good for dancing to.” As the French critical theorists might say, it’s also “bon à penser,” good for thinking about seriously.

The sound is lush and present, room-filling, as the music demands. I don’t know the cultural or creative context of these compositions, but they seem almost breathtakingly inventive to me, shocking the listener with pauses, intakes of breath, that release into outbursts of joy. No wonder some of the ladies, even now, wish upon a star that they could dress up in the ball gowns of that vanished golden time–you know, the one before anesthesia and penicillin?–and swoop across vast polished floors until the world begins to spin.


A1 Einzugsmarsch Aus “Der Zigeunerbaron” 2:47
A2 Aquarellen-Walzer 7:33
A3 Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka 2:34
A4 Seid Umschlungen, Millionen 8:48
B1 Banditen-Galopp 2:12
B2 Künstlerleben 8:17
B3 Elien A Magyar 2:34
B4 Sphärenklänge 8:53
C1 G’schichten Aus Dem Wienerwald 11:04
C2 Pizzicato-Polka 3:35
C3 Mein Lebenslauf Ist Lieb Und Lust 7:00
C4 Unter Donner Und Blitz 2:54
D1 An Der Schönen Blauen Donau 9:12
D2 Feuerfest 2:50
D3 Kaiserwalzer 10:08
D4 Radetzky-Marsch 2:55
E1 Ouvertüre Zu “Waldmeister” 9:40
E2 Eingesendet 1:48
E3 Morgenblätter 9:20
E4 Ägyptischer Marsch 3:58
F1 Ouvertüre Zu “Der Zigeunerbaron” 7:18
F2 Leichtes Blut 2:28
F3 Wein, Weib Und Gesang 9:38
F4 Im Krapfenwaldl 4:00
G1 Auf Der Jagd 2:05
G2 Transaktionen 10:04
G3 Jubelmarsch 3:24
G4 Lagunen-Waltzer 7:14
H1 Frühlungsstimmen-Walzer 6:00
H2 Plappermäulchen 2:38
H3 Wiener Blut 8:07
H4 Fledermaus-Quadrille 7:44
I1 Vergnüngszug 2:45
I2 Tausendundeine Nacht 8:25
I3 Jockey-Polka 1:55
I4 Lorelei-Rheinklänge 7:50
J1 Wo Die Zitronen Blühn 8:18
J2 Auf Ferienreisen 2:30
J3 Dorfschwalben Aus Österreich 7:59
J4 Napoleon-Marsch 2:45
K1 Wiener Bonbons 8:28
K2 Neue Pizzicato-Polka 3:30
K3 Rosen Aus Dem Süden 8:04
K4 Persischer Marsch 2:05
L1 Dynamiden Walzer 8:32
L2 Explosions-Polka 1:46
L3 Liebeslieder 6:17
L4 Spanischer Marsch 4:40


Analyzed Folder: /96k Die Wiener Philharmoniker Spielen Strauss – Boskowsky_dr.txt
DR Peak RMS Filename

DR14 -0.52 dB -17.19 dB A1 Einzugsmarsch Aus ‘Der Zigeunerbaron’.flac
DR14 -0.65 dB -19.45 dB A2 Aquarellen-Walzer.flac
DR15 -1.21 dB -19.94 dB A3 Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka.flac
DR14 -1.40 dB -19.98 dB A4 Seid Umschlungen, Millionen.flac
DR14 -0.68 dB -19.36 dB B1 Banditen-Galopp.flac
DR13 -0.59 dB -18.84 dB B2 Kuenstlerleben.flac
DR13 -0.58 dB -18.52 dB B3 Elien A Magyar.flac
DR13 -0.91 dB -19.09 dB B4 Sphaerenklaenge.flac
DR13 -0.95 dB -19.99 dB C1 G’schichten Aus Dem Wienerwald.flac
DR16 -2.53 dB -31.58 dB C2 Pizzicato-Polka.flac
DR13 -0.37 dB -17.92 dB C3 Mein Lebenslauf Ist Lieb Und Lust.flac
DR14 -0.86 dB -16.81 dB C4 Unter Donner Und Blitz.flac
DR13 -0.58 dB -19.97 dB D1 An Der Schoenen Blauen Donau.flac
DR12 -0.84 dB -16.92 dB D2 Feuerfest.flac
DR13 -0.34 dB -18.95 dB D3 Kaiserwalzer.flac
DR13 -0.23 dB -16.57 dB D4 Radetzky-Marsch.flac
DR13 -0.45 dB -19.64 dB E1 Ouvertuere Zu ‘Waldmeister’.flac
DR13 -1.37 dB -18.15 dB E2 Eingesendet.flac
DR13 -0.67 dB -18.29 dB E3 Morgenblaetter.flac
DR12 -0.49 dB -17.41 dB E4 Aegyptischer Marsch.flac
DR14 -0.58 dB -20.13 dB F1 Ouvertuere Zu ‘Der Zigeunerbaron’.flac
DR13 -0.67 dB -16.64 dB F2 Leichtes Blut.flac
DR14 -0.52 dB -19.29 dB F3 Wein, Weib Und Gesang.flac
DR16 -0.87 dB -21.65 dB F4 Im Krapfenwaldl.flac
DR14 -1.45 dB -19.90 dB G1 Auf Der Jagd.flac
DR13 -0.59 dB -20.10 dB G2 Transaktionen.flac
DR13 -0.97 dB -17.78 dB G3 Jubelmarsch.flac
DR14 -0.46 dB -19.07 dB G4 Lagunen-Waltzer.flac
DR15 -0.61 dB -20.38 dB H1 Fruehlungsstimmen-Walzer.flac
DR12 -1.51 dB -18.80 dB H2 Plappermäulchen.flac
DR14 -2.30 dB -20.95 dB H3 Wiener Blut.flac
DR14 -1.52 dB -19.59 dB H4 Fledermaus-Quadrille.flac
DR14 -0.52 dB -18.57 dB I1 Vergnuengszug.flac
DR13 -0.52 dB -19.91 dB I2 Tausendundeine Nacht.flac
DR14 -0.80 dB -18.30 dB I3 Jockey-Polka.flac
DR15 -0.89 dB -20.92 dB I4 Lorelei-Rheinklaenge.flac
DR14 -1.52 dB -21.60 dB J1 Wo Die Zitronen Bluehn.flac
DR14 -0.91 dB -20.75 dB J2 Auf Ferienreisen.flac
DR13 -0.90 dB -18.02 dB J3 Dorfschwalben Aus Oesterreich.flac
DR13 -1.17 dB -18.56 dB J4 Napoleon-Marsch.flac
DR15 -0.46 dB -20.70 dB K1 Wiener Bonbons.flac
DR16 -1.79 dB -25.10 dB K2 Neue Pizzicato-Polka.flac
DR12 -1.40 dB -18.90 dB K3 Rosen Aus Dem Sueden.flac
DR15 -0.73 dB -19.00 dB K4 Persischer Marsch.flac
DR13 -1.29 dB -19.58 dB L1 Dynamiden Walzer.flac
DR13 -3.18 dB -21.73 dB L2 Explosions-Polka.flac
DR14 -0.33 dB -21.02 dB L3 Liebeslieder.flac
DR13 -0.33 dB -17.85 dB L4 Spanischer Marsch.flac

Number of Files: 48
Official DR Value: DR14




Ripping Info


  • Software: iZotope RX 5 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.18
  • Very careful de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removed, never de-noising
  • DR-Analisys
  • Wave 32/192(32/384) —> Flac 24/96(24/192): Twisted Wave 1.18
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5



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