HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Hector Berlioz – Romeo Et Juliette (Colin Davis)

Many thanks Trottar for this rarity

After much searching for the Romeo et Juliette of my dreams, I ended up back here, with the very first recording of this piece I owned, along with much of the rest of the original Colin Davis Berlioz cycle. While other recordings have in my mind and ear superceded much of the Davis survey (excepting the colossal Les Troyens, and the Te Deum), this recording holds my attention just as it did 45 years ago. The London Symphony Orchestra was at a peak of performance and sound back in the late sixties, and here Davis has them in complete control. The choir is the estimable John Alldis Choir, and for me are the best of the best on this recording. The soloists are uniformly first class British singers from the era, and a special kudo to Robert Tear for sounding so French! In sum, there are other admirable recordings of this work, but for me this is the best, the definitive one.
(Alabamense, Amazon)

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Performer: John Shirley-Quirk, Patricia Kern, Robert Tear

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Vinyl (1968)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.89 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory


 Analyzed folder: /96k Berlioz – Romeo Et Juliette – Colin Davis
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR16        -0.63 dB     -23.42 dB     sideA.aif
 DR16        -0.71 dB     -23.85 dB     sideB.aif
 DR17        -0.63 dB     -24.72 dB     sideC.aif
 DR12        -0.70 dB     -18.93 dB     sideD.aif
 Number of files:    4
 Official DR value:    DR15


Ripping Info


  • 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 (Philips) Hector Berlioz – Romeo Et Juliette (Colin Davis)

  1. Hello Alf, I just heard Romeo and Julia in the 24 bit version and the sound is extrordinary. The performance has some problems: Patricia Kerns Voice is a little bit to old for singing the Julia, the Choir in those days was not first class. They should here Gardiners version , also on Philips from 1995 (only as CD). There is much more delicatesse, better Choir and better Soloists an the sound of the Original Berlioz wind and brass Instruments they should compare with the modern ones.— But I am happy to here this LP in your ripped Version.
    Thank you. Trottar

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