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# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Christina Deutekom, Ruggiero Raimondi, Sherrill Milnes, Carlo Bergonzi
# Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
# Vinyl (1973)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: Not found
# Size: 2.06 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
This is a superb performance, lead by a conductor who has a real understanding and sympathy for early Verdi, and who has an excellent cast at hand. But to be honest, the music doesn’t quite deserve such lavish excellence. This is very minor Verdi which is, despite some exciting and dramatically effective passages, lacking in inspiration and imagination – the absence of memorable melodies is conspicuous. Still, Gardelli almost manages to convince me otherwise; he shapes and paces the music superbly, never overrushing it for dramatic effect, constructing musical arches and tensions leading up to climaxes that you almost suspect even Verdi didn’t quite think of (this is meant as an unqualifiedly positive comment on Gardelli’s conducting). In short, he makes the most of this mostly energetic score, and then some.
The singing is also generally excellent; in particular, Bergonzi’s Foresto is sung with power and sensitivity. Attila is not one of Raimondi’s best roles, lacking a little in spirit and fervor, but still more than satisfying. Deutekom lacks expressive range for Odabella, but provides some magnificent singing in some of the crucial scenes, and Sherrill Milnes is always satisfying and vital as Ezio even if the singing is sometimes a little rough. The other roles are generally fine if not outstanding, and the orchestral playing and choral singing is really excellent. With respect to sound, the whole thing is well-balanced and clear, even if it is just a little bit receded. Still, this is superb advocacy for lesser Verdi, and even if the music is frankly nothing to write home about, very much a mandatory release for the committed Verdi enthusiast.
Analyzed folder: /Volumes/HDMUSIC/ TO DO – Opera/96kGV_At_RaiDeBeMil/96k Verdi – Attila – Raimondi-Deutekom-Milnes-Bergonzi
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -0.55 dB -19.58 dB sideA.wav
DR14 -0.75 dB -20.28 dB sideB.wav
DR14 -0.55 dB -20.45 dB sideC.wav
DR14 -0.62 dB -20.25 dB sideD.wav
Number of files: 4
Official DR value: DR14
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- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
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- Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
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- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
- Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
- Light de-Clicking with ClickRepair, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising
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Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
- 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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