Michael Murray is a consummate artist. He’s solid, not flashy. He has deep understanding of the music, he has beautiful technique and his pedal technique is second to none. He has played and recorded widely and is one of the great organists of our time. You can’t go wrong with anything he does. He plays music, not just notes.
Audiophile factor & artistic factor: High!
Composer: César Franck, Marcel Dupré, Louis Couperin, Eugène Gigout, Charles-Marie Widor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis Vierne, Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens
Performer: Michael Murray
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.56 GB
Michael Murray plays the Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1134, at the Symphony Hall, Boston
|A1||Chacone In G Minor
|A2||Carrilon, Op. 27, No. 4
|B1||Tocata, Symphony No. 5
|B2||Sinfonia From Cantata 29
|B3||Final From Symphony No. 1
|B4||Musette, Op. 51
Analyzed folder: /192k(Telarc) Michael Murray – Encore A La Francaise
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR12 -2.47 dB -18.26 dB A1 Couperin – Chaconne In G Minor.aif
DR12 -1.23 dB -18.26 dB A2 Dupre’ – Carrilon, Op. 27, No. 4.aif
DR10 -14.20 dB -29.17 dB A3 Gigout – Scherzo.aif
DR13 -1.28 dB -19.49 dB A4 Franck – Piece Heroique.aif
DR12 -0.60 dB -17.07 dB B1 Widor – Tocata from Symphony No. 5.aif
DR14 -2.75 dB -22.37 dB B2 Dupre’ – Sinfonia From Cantata 29 (Composed By J.S. Bach).aif
DR13 -0.54 dB -19.21 dB B3 Vierne – Final from Symphony No. 1.aif
DR9 -22.07 dB -34.86 dB B4 Dupre’ – Musette, Op. 51.aif
DR13 -3.41 dB -21.95 dB B5 Lemmens – Fanfare.aif
Number of files: 9
Official DR value: DR12
- Art Direction – Ray Kirschensteiner
- Engineer [Recording] – Jack Renner
- Photography By [Cover] – Lincoln Russel
- Producer [Assistance] – Elaine Martone
- Producer [Recording] – Robert Woods
- Organ – Michael Murray
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Audio Research SP15 own tube phono section.
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Audio Research SP15
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
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When I listen to music I “don’t hear” any noise: I enjoy the music 😀
I do not make rips for headphones!
- Software: iZotope RX 5 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.18
- Very careful de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removed, never de-noising
- Wave 32/192(32/384) —> Flac 24/96 & 24/192: Twisted Wave 1.18
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