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Samson François (1924-1970) is considered one of the most important French pianists of the 20th century. His unique sense of improvisation, which is the trademark of his recordings, blossomed even more in concert. Those who had the chance to attend his concerts recall a very special experience.
Samson François’s extravagant lifestyle, good looks, and passionate but highly disciplined playing, gave him a cult status as a pianist. He had a heart attack on the concert stage in 1968. His early death followed only two years later. He was only 46 years old.
François himself said “never play simply to play well” and, in a remark clearly inspired by his jazz influences, “It must be that there is never the impression of being obliged to play the next note.”
Composer: Franz Liszt
Performer: Samson François
Number of Discs: 2
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 985 MB
Analyzed folder: /96k Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsodies 1 -2 – Francois
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -1.33 dB -19.51 dB A1 Rhapsody No. 1 E-Major.wav
DR14 -0.67 dB -19.26 dB A2 Rhapsody No. 2 C-Sharp-Minor.wav
DR13 -2.89 dB -20.78 dB A3 Rhapsody No. 3 B-Flat-Major.wav
DR12 -1.60 dB -17.71 dB A4 Rhapsody No. 4 E-Flat-Major.wav
DR12 -1.11 dB -18.95 dB B1 Rhapsody No. 5 E-Minor.wav
DR12 -2.33 dB -19.24 dB B2 Rhapsody No. 6 D-Flat-Major.wav
DR13 -1.76 dB -19.19 dB B3 Rhapsody No. 7 D-Minor.wav
DR12 -2.54 dB -20.02 dB B4 Rhapsody No. 8 F-Sharp-Minor (Capriccio).wav
DR12 -0.48 dB -18.47 dB C1 Rhapsody No. 9 E-Flat-Major (Carnaval De Pesth).wav
DR14 -1.53 dB -20.39 dB C2 Rhapsody No. 10 E-Major (Preludio).wav
DR13 -2.33 dB -19.78 dB C3 Rhapsody No. 11 A-Minor.wav
DR13 -1.53 dB -20.34 dB C4 Rhapsody No. 12 C-Sharp-Minor.wav
DR13 -1.54 dB -19.91 dB D1 Rhapsody No. 13 A-Minor.wav
DR13 -1.39 dB -18.99 dB D2 Rhapsody No. 14 F-Minor.wav
DR12 -1.67 dB -16.75 dB D3 Rhapsody No. 15 A-Minor (Marche De Rakoczy).wav
Number of files: 15
Official DR value: DR13
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If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
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Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
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- 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
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