HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) G. Rossini – Wilhelm Tell (Milnes/Pavarotti/Freni)

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# Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
# Performer: Sherrill Milnes, Luciano Pavarotti, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Mirella Freni
# Orchestra: National Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Decca
# Size: 4.28 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

This is definitely THE recording to own if one wants to hear what REAL vocal pyro-techniques are all about.

You wouldn’t think that Milnes would be a great Tell. The part is low and the singer is happiest on high. Yet Milnes is outstanding in this bass-baritone role. He has everything, a brilliant voice with superlative musicianship and emotional commitment. This recording will be his testament after his Verdi and Puccini roles have been eclipsed.

Milnes is better than Bacquier who should have a better tessitura fit. In the theater you might like Zancanaro’s voice better than Milnes’ but on their respective records Milnes is clearly better. Milnes is even better than Giuseppi Teddei who is quite wonderful on the old Cetra recording.

Pavarotti is at his peak. The part of Arnold is sometimes considered a killer part. Pavarotti makes it sound easy. No one else has the squillo and the beauty of tone in this part. Merritt is famous in this part and unlike Pavarotti actually does it in the theater but his real fach is in the Nozzari roles where he can show off his low notes. He simply is no match for Pavarotti in this part. Gedda has also recorded this role and of course he also sang it in the theater. Gedda’s voice is somewhat higher than Pavarotti’s but its a size smaller. Arnold is a heroic part unlike almost all the other Rossini tenor parts. Its more like Manrico. The classic Arnold was Esclais. More recently Fillipeschi was a famous Arnold. Pavarotti isn’t a real heroic tenor but he is much smoother and more musical than either of those two estimable gentlemen.

Freni is very fine – rather better than Studer who is also quite good. The best Mathilde I’ve ever heard was VanNess – but she hasn’t recorded it.

The sound of this set is spectacular and it isn’t conducted by Muti – another plus.

The famous basses however don’t make much impression. Ghuarov is perhaps all round finest bass of the century but here he sounds ordinary. Tomlinson has maybe the biggest bass voice I’ve ever heard but the recording studio robs him of that distnction and reveals an ordinary timbre. Tozzi and Corena on Cetra shows that it it is possible for a bass to be memorable in this show.

Analyzed folder: /Users/alfredo/Desktop/ HiResMusic/ FERTIG STELLEN/96k Gioacchino Rossini – Wilhelm Tell (Pavarotti)
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Number of files:    8
Official DR value:    DR15


Vinyl condition: EX++
Comes from:
Property of AC/Rachmaninov


Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • System: Special Edition Denon DL 103
  • Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
  • Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
  • NEW ! ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
  • 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 -> Wave 32 bit/96 kHz
  • Light de-Clicking with ClickRepair, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising

You hear some clicks and pops here and there? Who cares?
I better let some light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.

  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave 32bit/96kHz -> Flac 24bit/96kHz: Twisted Wave
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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20 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) G. Rossini – Wilhelm Tell (Milnes/Pavarotti/Freni)

    • I’m under investigation by HF…someone from JP denunciated me, 5 files were claimed by DMCA and i espect day after day that HF deletes my files and my account

    • I would be very “thank full” if I could rip them all for you and the world.

      All these items + the items of the other pic, would cost a fortune to you to ship them to Germany… 🙁

      • So?!?

        I cannot do magic.

        The rest of the world needs you to cast your spell on these recordings.

        Perhaps we start with a few tasty selections?

  1. hello mr. rachmaninov inform you that the traks of
    Willhelm tell 4 and 10 are corrupt may be the correct and I will check and report to my mail that you provide cuano last time you report the corrupt traks arias Bergonzi.

      • Hello Rach.
        My I kindly ask You for a re-upload the file No.4 of Wilhelm Tell -> 96kGioRoWiTeLuPa.part04.rar
        The link is reported as the file cannot be found.
        Thank You so much for Yours jewels You sharing them with us :),

  2. Hello Rach.,
    Thank You for Yours quick response.
    I use J-Downloader ant It found all the files and are all currently down-loadable except the No.4. I don’t know how J-D found the files while browser can’t but it can dl. the files except the No.4. If I try to dl the files via my browser it is the same as You point out and it is the same for more than a week so theirs maintenance is perhaps something else… Maybe they implement some kind of new way stile of blocking scheme.. who would know?

    With My kind regards to You, with due respect to Yours generous work, soul & share.

  3. Hello Rach.,
    Thank You so much for the reupped. No.4 rar file. Today right now J-D make smile on my face, already DL. … 🙂 😆
    With my sincere regards,


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