HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Peter Tchaikowsky – Symphony No. 4 (Mrawinskij)

 front-small-boxsetAll thanks fly to Jean-Luc for providing this rare record
Recordings reveal Mravinsky to have an extraordinary technical control over the orchestra, especially over dynamics. He was also a very exciting conductor, frequently changing tempo in order to heighten the musical effect for which he was striving, often making prominent use of brass instrumentation. Surviving videos show that Mravinsky had a sober appearance at the podium, making simple but very clear gestures, often without a baton.

Composer: Peter Tschaikowsky
Orchestra: Leningrader Philharmonie
Conductor: Jewgenij Mrawinskij
Vinyl (1961)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 862 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory


The critic David Fanning has memorably described some of Mravinsky’s Tchaikovsky performances: “The Leningrad Philharmonic play like a wild stallion, only just held in check by the willpower of its master. Every smallest movement is placed with fierce pride; at any moment it may break into such a frenzied gallop that you hardly know whether to feel exhilarated or terrified”.

In a 1970s interview on Leningrad Television, when asked how he chose a particular interpretation of the music he conducted, Mravinsky explained that he tried to understand what the composer’s intention was by immersing himself in the “atmosphere” of the music (he used the term “atmospherization”).


Analyzed folder: /96k Tchaikowsky – Symphony No. 4 – Mrawinskij
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR10        -1.03 dB     -15.63 dB     A Sinfonie Nr. 4 F-moll Op. 36 – 1. Satz- Andante Sostenuto – Moderato Con Anima.aif
DR11        -1.81 dB     -19.06 dB     B1 Sinfonie Nr. 4 F-moll Op. 36 – 2. Satz- Andantino In Modo Di Canzona.aif
DR13        -2.48 dB     -21.83 dB     B2 Sinfonie Nr. 4 F-moll Op. 36 – 3. Satz- Scherzo- Pizzicato Ostinato – Allegro.aif
DR10        -0.36 dB     -14.32 dB     B3 Sinfonie Nr. 4 F-moll Op. 36 – 4. Satz- Finale- Allegro Con Fuoco.aif
Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR11



  • Composed By – Peter Tschaikowsky
  • Conductor – Jewgenij Mrawinskij
  • Engineer [Uncredited] – Harald Baudis
  • Orchestra – Leningrader Philharmonie
  • Producer [Uncredited] – Karl-Heinz Schneider

Ripping Info


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
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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11 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Peter Tchaikowsky – Symphony No. 4 (Mrawinskij)

  1. Yesirree! even my computer sound card is picking up the difference with the SP-15 equipment.

    This Tchaikovsky 4th sound beautifully clear and spacious.

    Thanks Jean Luc and Alf for the pleasure this P.I.T. piece will give!

  2. Du kannst Gedanken lesen! Schaue ich mir Sonntag in Weimar im Konzert an, zusammen mit Mendelssohn’s Violinkonzert. Schöne Vorbereitung darauf, vielen Dank 🙂

  3. He does seem to have an eccentric approach to the time. It is almost as if he is looking for staccato everywhere. In general I tend to agree the Russians play the Russian music best, but in this instance I am not sure I am persuaded entirely.

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