Due to an unknown reason, the begin of the 4th mov. was totally distorted. I don’t know why, how and when this happened. Anyway, I ripped the 4th mov. again. Please DL it following the well known link and replace the old track B1 with the new one. Thank you!
# Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
# Orchestra: Czech Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Karel Ancerl
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Supraphon
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 964 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Thank you Jean-Luc for another Shosta-gem!
Ancerl was known for demanding very high technical and musical standards from his orchestra. His interpretations were tight and disciplined, no doubt as a result of his training as a percussionist, and he also shared Karajan’s ability to hold a long-term concept of a work through to its apparently inevitable conclusion. With Slavonic music he was adept at communicating a strong sense of the dance.
The Czech Philarmonic Orchestra at that time had a distinctive sound, now sadly lost as a result of international levelling processes. Characteristic sounds would be burbling clarinets, rustic double reeds, warm horns and thinly biting trumpets. The strings were virtuoso but the higher violins had an edge to them similar to the trumpets. Overall they sounded more Russian than Western European.
Those characteristics can be heard to good effect in these recordings. Ancerl takes a lighter view of both works than some modern conductors. The first symphony therefore is more akin to the work of a younger composer as indeed, Shostakovich was at that time. The freshness of this performance sets it apart from many others.
Analyzed folder: /96k Shostakovich – Symphony No. 1 – Karel Ancerl
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR15 -1.89 dB -23.12 dB A1 Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10- I. Allegretto – Allegro non troppo.wav
DR14 -0.43 dB -21.35 dB A2 Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10- II. Allegro.wav
DR12 -2.66 dB -20.60 dB A3 Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10- III. Lento.wav
DR13 -0.46 dB -19.71 dB B1 Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10- IV. Allegro molto.wav
DR11 -0.80 dB -16.32 dB B2 Festive Ouverture Op. 96.wav
Number of files: 5
Official DR value: DR13
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- 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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