HD-Vinyls 96k24b (Decca) A. Catalani – La Wally (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

Ladies & Gentlemen, please enjoy one of the finest Verismo-Jewels that you can ever find…..
Believe me, you would kill for this dream-team Tebaldi/Del Monaco
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# Composer: Alfredo Catalani

# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Justino Diaz, Piero Cappuccilli
# Orchestra: Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra

# Conductor: Fausto Cleva
# Vinyls (1969)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Label: London (Decca)

# Size: 2.28 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS

La Wally was premiered at a time when Italian verismo was emerging, but this opera was not a part of that school. Rather, it reflected its composer’s interest in the works of Wagner and other figures of the late Romantic period. Although it is seldom performed outside of Europe (especially in Italy), the work is known to many opera enthusiasts through its Act One aria for the heroine, “Ebben?…Ne andrò lontana,” a haunting reverie on the theme of traveling alone and far from home. The aria, aside from its popularity as a concert piece among prominent spinto and dramatic sopranos, was introduced to viewers of the cult film Diva.

Catalani lived a short life. He was dead at the age of 39, only a year and a half following La Wally’s premiere at Milan’s La Scala on January 20, 1892. This opera was his final stage work. Earlier, Catalani had enjoyed some success with Elda (1880), more so in its revised form as Loreley, first performed in 1890. La Wally enjoyed the presence of such celebrated singers as Emmy Destinn and Pasquale Amato when the Metropolitan Opera presented it for the first time in 1909. On the podium for those four performances was Arturo Toscanini, whose advocacy was important to such success as was enjoyed by Catalani’s works. The setting for La Wally poses some difficulties in staging. The Swiss mountain scenes must give a sense of both height and depth. The conclusions of both the third and fourth acts fail if the audience cannot believe that the ravine, in the former, and the mountain pass, in the latter, are real and dangerous. Still, for the company with modern stage facilities, which can pull together a rich-voiced star soprano, a dramatic tenor, a baritone who exudes villainy and a conductor who can build and maintain a high level of tension, La Wally can be a rewarding venture. ~ Erik Eriksson, Rovi———————————————————————————————-
Analyzed folder: /Volumes/PSK & MUSIC/HiResMusic/KLASSIK EIGENE/HiRes/96k Catalani – La Wally
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR15        -1.96 dB     -23.19 dB     SideA.wav
DR13        -2.73 dB     -21.77 dB     SideB.wav
DR13        -2.47 dB     -20.83 dB     SideC.wav
DR15        -1.37 dB     -20.82 dB     SideD.wav
DR15        -0.84 dB     -22.34 dB     SideE.wav
DR15        -2.35 dB     -23.54 dB     SideF.wav
Number of files:    6
Official DR value:    DR14

Composer: Alfredo Catalani
Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Justino Diaz, Piero Cappuccilli
Orchestra: Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Fausto Cleva

Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • System: Special Edition Denon DL 103
  • Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
  • Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
  • Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
  • Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
  • Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5 -> Wave 32 bit/96 kHz
  • Light de-Clicking with ClickRepair, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising

You hear some clicks and pops here and there? Who cares?
I better let some light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.

  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave 32bit/96kHz -> Flac 24bit/96kHz: Twisted Wave
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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4 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 96k24b (Decca) A. Catalani – La Wally (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

  1. what, put the hunters boots to match the dog???? I’m confused as fuck with these captchas

    anyway, Rach, you hero, I searched the internet this week for the best recording of la wally I could find, and here you are coming up with the goods for me a day later, with none other than my mistress tebaldi and my alter-ego MDM

    yeah, I’m drunk. posted the rest of my nutcraker review on the page if you’re bored enough. me…..I’m going to put on Rachmaninovs piano concertos and sink into the matress

    love to you both

  2. Yes sir, that is a fine job Rachmaninov.Sorry I’m so late getting to it. But the sound is fabulous.

    One of your fans;


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