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# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Singer: Leonie Rysanek, Leonard Warren, Carlo Bergonzi
# Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
# Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
# Vinyls (1959)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B000026MSH
# Size: 1.71 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF
This is an old recording with fine sound quality, with a great cast. Leonard Warren is possibly the best Macbeth.
This recording, in my opinion, is the overall ALL TIME BEST recording of this opera. I think this is an under rated Verdi opera. The music is very dramatic and listenable. It follows the story quite well also. The musical direction is perfect especially for the age of the recording. The direction is clear and energetic. Now, for singing. There are no words to describe Leonard Warren. I have not heard this recording since I was a teenager. Leonard Warren still sends chills. His large dramatic voice lends itself well to Macbeth. He gives power to the role where most other baritones just gives weakness. His voice is glorious. No other can match his incredible voice. As a far as Leonie Rysanek, I absolutely love this singer. She is the finest Lady Macbeth ever. Her voice is even, her high notes are not pushed and over produced. She uses her beautiful voice well and I don’t find myself cringing like I do with so many of today’s voices. This truely is an era where singers took time to really learn to sing and you can hear it in this recording. Leonie is dramatic without sacrificing her voice. She uses many different colors, again without sacrificing her voice to do so. In addition, Lady Macbeth is a soprano role and should be sung by a soprano and not a mezzo no matter how high a mezzo can screatch up to the high notes. Jerome Hines is dark, musical, strong, and, well, perfect. You just couldn’t get any better than that. If you are looking for a recording that is completely perfect, this is it. Yes, it has the slightly older sound that is quickly forgotten within seconds. This is the second recording I have of this opera. The first is with Birgit Nilsson, another incredible recording with Nilsson and the orchestra as the stars. The Macbeth is okay and from there it goes down hill. But it is worth the price just for Nilsson. However, this recording of Warren and Reysanek is the best. I will never get tired of listening to these great artists. I wish we had them today.
Analyzed folder: /Users/alfredo/Desktop/ HiResMusic/96kGV_Mac_RyWar/96k Verdi – Macbeth – Rysanek-Warren
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -0.41 dB -19.08 dB Verdi – Macbeth SideA.wav
DR14 -0.69 dB -20.00 dB Verdi – Macbeth SideB.wav
DR13 -0.77 dB -20.03 dB Verdi – Macbeth SideC.wav
DR14 -0.50 dB -20.72 dB Verdi – Macbeth SideD.wav
Number of files: 4
Official DR value: DR13
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- System: Special Edition Denon DL 103
- Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
- Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- 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
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.
- 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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