HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Vanguard) Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsodies (Brendel)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Trottar for this wonderful variant of Liszt’s rhapsodies
I thoroughly enjoy listening to this recording. The performance is accurate to the music, artisticly interpreted, and flawlessly executed. The recording method has produced a very clean, pure sound of the piano which is a pleasure to hear. I would highly recommend this recording to anyone.

# Composer: Franz Liszt
# Performer: Alfred Brendel
# Vinyl (1968)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Vanguard
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 896 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

TROTTAAAAAR…..say “Goodbye” to this record, make “Bye Bye” with your hand…you won’t see it anymore ūüėČ

I have fallen in love with this record, and have fallen hard! It speaks to the Gypsy in my heart. The record dazzles with the extreme virtuosity, endless beauty, and superb musicianship by Mr. Brendel. If this were his only recording ever made, it would still be more than enough to ensure his musical immortality!

Alfred Brendel is a sensitive and nuanced interpreter of Catholic composer Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies. For depth and tonality, this album is one of the best recordings you will find, particularly if you’re looking to perform Liszt yourself. Brendel is no flashy or risk-taking performer, but an accomplished and relaxed master of the keyboard, which comes through very strongly in this listening experience. His performance is confident and robust, but also balanced and consistent, remaining faithful to the music as Liszt wrote it. I recommend it for all lovers of Liszt and all lovers of great classical pianists.

Analyzed folder: /96k Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsodies – Alfred Brendel
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR12¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†-1.27 dB ¬†¬† ¬†-16.04 dB ¬†¬† ¬†A1 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15, Allegro Animato ‘Rakoczy March’.wav
DR13        -2.20 dB     -21.41 dB     A2 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3, Andante.wav
DR13        -2.02 dB     -20.73 dB     A3 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Lento A Capriccio.wav
DR13        -1.23 dB     -20.06 dB     B1 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13, Andante Sostenuto.wav
DR13        -1.21 dB     -18.53 dB     B2 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 8, Lento A Capriccio.wav
DR12        -2.07 dB     -18.52 dB     B3 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 17, Lento.wav
DR12        -0.89 dB     -16.85 dB     B4 Csardas Obstine.wav
Number of files:    7
Official DR value:    DR12

Ripping Infos


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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27 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Vanguard) Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsodies (Brendel)

    • don’t know what happened. The folder on FileFactory is vanished, after about 50 DLs.
      A new upload is running, it will be available about 22:00 o’clock, EU-time.

    • OK Bob…here is now almost 20:00 o’clock, in Russia (blog’s time) 2 hours later, almost 22:00 o’clock, so I guess in Georgia, USA is now almost 14:00 o’clock.

      The rip will be online about 23:00 (not 22:00) in Russia about 1:00 and in Georgia about 17:00 o’clock.

      Now, happy confusion to all !!!

  1. Hello Rach,

    the file 96kFrLi_UngRh_Brndl.part1.rar is not available at FF.

    Could you please check the archive?

    Thank you very much.

  2. Wow, what a stunning recording. The piano seems to be played in front of me even with my low end equipment.

    Brendel plays the music beautifully.

    Thanks both Trottar and Rachmaninov.

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