All thanks go to ONKLE for this fine original 1st pressing
Complete new rip with the new phono stage Pro-Ject Phono Box RS + the new cart Sumiko Black Bird and in 24/192
# Composer: Jean Sibelius
# Performer: Christian Ferras
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B00000E3HR
# Size: 1.64 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF
I bought this recording of what is arguably the greatest piece of music for an instrument of the 20th century somewhen in 1973. For almost 40 years I have bought about a dozen recordings of this concerto to compare and hoping against odds to find a better rendition. There is NONE. Don`t look further, this is THE recording. I heard recently that Karajan had tears in his eyes when he performed with Ferras and then slapped him in the face urging him to stop drinking. What a waste of talent.
If I were stranded on a deserted island….
Analyzed folder: /192k Sibelius – Violin Concerto – Ferras-Karajan
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -1.44 dB -21.81 dB A1 Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op.47 – Allegro moderato.wav
DR15 -0.66 dB -22.70 dB A2 Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op.47 – Adagio di molto.wav
DR13 -0.91 dB -20.39 dB B1 Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op.47 – Allegro ma non tanto.wav
DR12 -0.83 dB -16.41 dB B2 Sibelius – Finlandia Op. 26.wav
Number of files: 4
Official DR value: DR14
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
- Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- 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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Pay attention please: formerly I had here the same rip in 24/96 from my own vinyl, that was a re-press from somewhen in the 70s, I guess. Then, our friend ONKLE sent me his vinyl, original from the 60s, 1st pressing, so I made this rip in 24/192. But I forgot to scan his vinyl-labels. The front and rear of the cover are similar, excerpt the two sticker on the front…but the labels are totally different. I included a rar-file in the DL folder with the “right” label pictures.