Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this rarity
Fabulous music, fabulous recording, fabulous performance. The Kontarsky brothers were strong technicians, intuitive partners, and had a great feel for Impressionistic music. The recorded sound is also superb.
# Composer: Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel
# Performer: Aloys & Alfons Kontarsky
# Vinyl (1973/77)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# Size: 2.13 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
The Kontarsky brothers were among the finest duo-pianist teams of their day, performing from the 1950’s through 1983, when Aloys suffered a debilitating stroke. They were champions of modern music, premiering works from Stockhausen, Berio, and Zimmerman among others, and made a number of fine records for Deutsche Grammophon over the course of their careers. The present disc, recorded in 1973 and 1977, is representative of their best work and includes Debussy’s “En blanc et noir,” “L’Enfant prodigue” and “Prelude a l’apres d’un faune” as well as Ravel’s “Ma Mere l’Oyle” and “Rapsodie espagnole.” The Debussy and Ravel recordings are of the highest caliber, and were considered reference recordings for many years. The Stravinsky too is superb.
Analyzed folder: /96k Ravel-Debussy – 4 Hands Piano Music – Kontarsky
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR16 -1.31 dB -23.29 dB A1 Debussy – A mon ami A. Kussewitzky.wav
DR16 -1.61 dB -24.07 dB A2 Debussy – Au Lieutenant Jaques Charlot tue a l’ennemi en 1915, le 3 mars.wav
DR17 -3.51 dB -26.52 dB A3 Debussy – A mon ami Igor Stravinsky.wav
DR19 -2.13 dB -27.12 dB A4 Ravel – Ma Mere L’Oye.wav
DR16 -0.61 dB -22.70 dB B1 Debussy – Petite Suite.wav
DR14 -3.98 dB -24.88 dB B2 Debussy – Lindaraja.wav
DR16 -1.58 dB -24.55 dB B3 Debussy – Cortege Et Air De Danse.wav
DR16 -6.85 dB -28.22 dB B4 Debussy – Ballade.wav
DR17 -0.99 dB -24.65 dB C1 Ravel – Rapsodie Espagnole.wav
DR20 -3.31 dB -30.42 dB C2 Debussy – Six Epigraphes Antiques.wav
DR15 -0.59 dB -21.14 dB D1 Debussy – Symphonie en Si Mineur.wav
DR16 -0.85 dB -22.53 dB D2 Debussy – Marche Ecossaise.wav
DR15 -9.21 dB -30.72 dB D3 Debussy – Prelude a l’Apres-Midi d’un Faune.wav
DR13 -6.03 dB -24.42 dB D4 Ravel – Entre Cloches.wav
DR19 -6.62 dB -31.44 dB D5 Ravel – Frontispice.wav
Number of files: 15
Official DR value: DR16
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- 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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