HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata (Scotto, Kraus, Bruson, Muti)

front-small-boxsetMany many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this precious gift
What Muti does in the party scene in the 1st act is unbelievable. His fast tempos fits extremely well. Scotto’s voice is, of course, quite different from Votto’s recording. I am very found of Scotto’s freshness on that recording. She went through this highly difficult score with an apparent easiness that is admirable. On this recording, she is more dense (her tone reminds me Cortubas or maybe it is vice-versa). Nevertheless, it is a wonderful accomplishment. Kraus sounds very similar as his Duke in the Rigoletto recording with Beverly Sills. Incredible fresh voice for his age. Bruson is okay. That duet on the second act is so beautiful that it is very hard to mess up.
Brand new box&vinyls, played here for the very 1st time.

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Renata Scotto, Alfredo Kraus, Renato Bruson
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Riccardo Muti
# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 17
# Size: 2.54 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory


Analyzed folder: /96k Verdi – La Traviata – Scotto, Kraus, Bruson, Muti
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR18        -0.54 dB     -25.86 dB     sideA.wav
DR16        -1.60 dB     -25.26 dB     sideB.wav
DR17        -0.58 dB     -23.55 dB     sideC.wav
DR17        -0.35 dB     -24.96 dB     sideD.wav
Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR17



  • Artwork By [Cover] – Josée Malamoud
  • Baritone Vocals [Barone Douphol] – Henry Newman
  • Baritone Vocals [Giorgo Germont] – Renato Bruson
  • Bass Vocals [Dottore Grenvil] – Roderick Kennedy
  • Bass Vocals [Marchese D’obigny] – Richard Van Allan
  • Choir – Ambrosian Opera Chorus*
  • Chorus Master – John McCarthy
  • Composed By – Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor – Riccardo Muti
  • Directed By [Principal Director Of Music] – Lieutenant-Colonel J.R. Mason
  • Engineer [Balance Engineer] – Peter Bown
  • Liner Notes – Avril Bardoni, Jean-Louis Dutronc
  • Liner Notes [Translated By] – Volker Feldmann
  • Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Annina] – Cynthia Buchan
  • Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Flora Bervoix] – Sarah Walker (2)
  • Orchestra – Band Of The Royal Marines (Royal Marines School Of Music)*, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Producer – John Mordler
  • Soprano Vocals [Violetta Valery] – Renata Scotto
  • Tenor Vocals [Alfredo Germont] – Alfredo Kraus
  • Tenor Vocals [Gastone De Letorières] – Suso Mariategui*
Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, 5-15 July 1980.

Ripping Infos


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.
I tend more and more, in the last time, to de-click with an automatic setting between 0.7 and 1.2 so you can say, my rips are like half rough rips.

  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Very 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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10 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata (Scotto, Kraus, Bruson, Muti)

  1. Thank you so much, this is a treasure! I’d get a “rough”, “worn” Violetta anyday over an “angelic-voiced” belcanto one. This role is pure dramma and needs an interpreter with fire in her.

  2. Dear Alf, thank you very much for this post. I’m eager to see if Scoto-Muti will overpass Cotrubas-Kleiber, which is still on the top of my favourites La Traviata recordings. Another beautiful La Traviata on my top list is Virginia Zeani – which unfortunately I had not yet the chance to hear in a hidef recording. I would highly appreciate if, one day, it might be possible to have it on boxset. I’m not quite familiar on how I might find a good LP on this subject but, if you can indicate any source. I would be delighted to buy and send it to you. to share with everybody my childhood memories of such a beautiful voice.

  3. je suis ravi, Jean Luc & Rach. I love Scotto who is now 81 years old. She made stuff come alive: Brava Signora!
    Excellent Traviata. I like Alfredo Kraus but his voice has no depth of tone like Bjoerling, Pavarotti, or Wunderlich. No Italianate squillo. But this beautifully done! But Alagna is too hard on him, he delivers his work well.

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