HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 5 (Karajan)

Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this splendid 5th
Sibelius’s music is folkish in origin, part of that turn of the 20th century revival of national origins, hence his nature worship. At this time many European artists were eschewing the Christianism of prior centuries and investigating the pagan, heathen origins of their regions, and of the continent, but this was all only a culmination of the Romantic movement begun by Beethoven, at least in music. Beethoven of course, like all the Germans, was idealistic and cast a long glance back to the Greeks, but it was this disruption of Christianity’s universalist stranglehold on the mind that began the liberation which made possible the much later nativist spirits like Sibelius. One can see this clearly in Brahms, Grieg, Wagner, Hugo Wolf, and even traces of it in modernists like Stravinsky and Bartok. The Jew Adorno for one particularly despised Sibelius, and that makes sense given the anti-native, universal nature of Judaism. This religious abstractionism of Judaism, written large in Christianity, won out in the modernist moment, for political reasons, and Sibelius dropped out all together.

Composer: Jean Sibelius
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1964

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.89 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF



  Symphonie Nr. 5 Es-dur Op. 82  
A1 1. Satz: Tempo Molto Moderato – Largamente  
A2 2. Satz: Allegro Moderato – Presto  
A3 3. Satz: Andante Mosso, Quasi Allegretto  
B1 4. Satz: Allegro Molto – Misterioso – Un Pochettino Largamente – Largamente Assai  
  Tapiola Op. 112, Tondichtung Für Grosses Orchester  
B2 Largamente – Allegro – Allegro Moderato – Allegro – Allegro Moderato

Analyzed Folder: /192k Sibelius – Symphony No. 5 – Karajan
DR Peak RMS Filename

DR13 -0.99 dB -20.61 dB A1 Symphony No.5 In E Flat, Op.82 – 1. Tempo molto moderato – Largamente.flac
DR12 -0.89 dB -19.42 dB A2 Symphony No.5 In E Flat, Op.82 – 2. Allegro moderato – Presto.flac
DR14 -1.54 dB -23.34 dB A3 Symphony No.5 In E Flat, Op.82 – 3. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto.flac
DR12 -0.64 dB -17.79 dB B1 Symphony No.5 In E Flat, Op.82 – 4. Allegro molto.flac
DR15 -1.33 dB -23.23 dB B2 Tapiola Op. 112.flac

Number of Files: 5
Official DR Value: DR13




  • Composed By – Jean Sibelius
  • Conductor – Herbert von Karajan
  • Engineer [Recording] – Günter Hermanns
  • Liner Notes – Friedrich Herzfeld
  • Orchestra – Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Producer – Otto Gerdes
  • Recording Supervisor – Otto Ernst Wohlert

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



13 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 5 (Karajan)”

  1. In the A1 track, starting at 6:22, there is a quite long disturbance. Maybe it is worth to make new rip of this track… especially in the case of this amazing record.

    1. I uploaded a fixed A1. I did my very best, it was not easy, since the record is quiet clean (I washed it before ripping and nor again) and the error is in the groove. I hope now it’s OK.
      Let me know.

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