Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc
Sound is quite a bit better than I had expected, given the often poor quality of Melodiya recordings in that era. There is minimal surface noise, excellent clarity, and sufficient bass expression to give both of these recordings a full rich warm sound.
# Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
# Performer: David Oistrakh
# Orchestra: Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
# Vinyl (1966?)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Melodya
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 1.15 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
I feel that the 6th is very melodramatic, maybe not as much as the 11th and 12th, but still difficult to take seriously as a major artistic work. It is so melodramatic that I have even had the thought that it may have started life as one of Shostakovich’s movie scores, and then morphed into a smallish symphony when he realized that he had enough material to take things further than originally planned. To its credit, the first movement at least certainly consists of a unified theme; no mistaking this for the 4th symphony’s winding drifting meander through the ether. Kondrashin takes the first movement at a faster pace than is usual, making it an angry statement, rather than a sorrowful affair, an interesting approach.
The violin concerto was unknown to me and I must admit, I have my problems to like it. SurelyI have only a bad day, because Oistrakh’s artistry is immense. I will give it some chances more.
Analyzed folder: /96k Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 – Haitink
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -0.55 dB -20.88 dB A1 Symphony No. 5 Op. 47 – 1, Moderato.wav
DR14 -0.53 dB -21.65 dB A2 Symphony No. 5 Op. 47 – 2, Allegretto.wav
DR14 -6.28 dB -27.08 dB B1 Symphony No. 5 Op. 47 – 3, Largo.wav
DR14 -0.44 dB -19.42 dB B2 Symphony No. 5 Op. 47 – 4, Allegro Non Troppo.wav
Number of files: 4
Official DR value: DR14
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
- Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Vintage (1979) Luxman L-55A
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
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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