HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Erato) Isaac Albeniz – Iberia, Vol. 3, 4 (De Larrocha)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these magnificent pearls
Note: Maybe you miss Vol. 1 & 2? Some years before, the two volumes were called “Iberia” Vol. 1 and 2,  released as single records. Then, years later the two “Iberia” Volumes were integrated in a cycle of four LPs, named Works For Piano (L’Oeuvre Pour Piano) with a different cover.
These recordings are of truly top notch piano playing which undeniably surpasses either of Larrocha’s other two recordings of Iberia because of it’s supreame technical mastery, rhythmic vitality and corloristic wizardry and ease of these fiendishly difficult, yet beautiful works. Complaints about sound quality in this recording are irrelevant, especially since it is not that pronounced. Besides, one who listens to the great recordings of Cortot, Rachmaninov, Hoffman, etc. knows the value of the actual performance over the sound quality.

Composer: Isaac Albeniz
Performer: Alicia De Larrocha

Vinyl (1968-69)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Erato
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.88 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory




A1 Suite Española 21:05
A1a Granada  
A1b Cataluña  
A1c Sevilla  
A1d Cádiz  
A1e Aragon  
A2 Pavana – Capricho 3:33
B1 La Vega 13:42
B2 Azulejos 8:28
  Cantos De España
A1 Preludio (Asturias) 6:23
A2 Oriental 3:27
A3 Bajo La Palmera (Cuba) 4:08
A4 Cordoba 6:03
A5 Seguidillas (Castilla) 2:50
B1 Puerta De Tierra 3:32
B2 Runores De La Caleta 3:49
B3 Zaragoza 3:45
B4 Tango 2:50
B5 Malagueña 3:50
B6 Mallorca 6:25
B7 Zambra Granadina 3:20


Analyzed folder: /96k Albeniz – Iberia Vol. 3 – Alicia De Larrocha
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -0.56 dB     -18.05 dB     A1 Suite Espanola – Granada-Cataluna-Sevilla-Cadiz-Aragon.aif
DR12        -6.61 dB     -23.60 dB     A2 Pavana – Capricho.aif
DR13        -1.70 dB     -20.10 dB     B1 La Vega.aif
DR11        -1.26 dB     -17.92 dB     B2 Azulejos.aif
Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR12

Analyzed folder: /96k Albeniz – Iberia Vol. 4 – Alicia De Larrocha
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR12        -0.92 dB     -18.18 dB     A1 Preludio (Asturias).aif
DR12        -0.44 dB     -17.10 dB     A2 Oriental.aif
DR12        -1.30 dB     -18.04 dB     A3 Bajo La Palmera (Cuba).aif
DR11        -0.55 dB     -17.98 dB     A4 Cordoba.aif
DR11        -1.48 dB     -16.07 dB     A5 Seguidillas (Castilla).aif
DR11        -1.84 dB     -17.44 dB     B1 Puerta De Tierra.aif
DR12        -3.92 dB     -19.50 dB     B2 Runores De La Caleta.aif
DR11        -1.79 dB     -16.59 dB     B3 Zaragoza.aif
DR11        -4.84 dB     -20.90 dB     B4 Tango.aif
DR12        -2.31 dB     -19.26 dB     B5 Malaguena.aif
DR12        -2.35 dB     -21.25 dB     B6 Mallorca.aif
DR11        -2.46 dB     -17.63 dB     B7 Zambra Granadina.aif
Number of files:    12
Official DR value:    DR11


  • Composed By – Isaac Albéniz
  • Liner Notes – Harry Halbreich
  • Piano – Alicia De Larrocha

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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8 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Erato) Isaac Albeniz – Iberia, Vol. 3, 4 (De Larrocha)

  1. These four Albeniz recordings are the best ever made. Larrochas Playing, the recording technic and the 24 bit transfer are outstanding. The later lARROCHA recordings with partly the same works are by far not as good. TROTTAR

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