HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Peter Tchaikowsky – The Nutcracker (Ansermet)

For Mr. Whatever
New rip with the new ADC/DAC and the new Phono Amp Pro-Ject RS

# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1958)

# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B0000041VZ

# Size: 1.67 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Ballet was Ansermet’s strongest forte, and his performances of Tchaikovsky’s three ballets (Decca recordings from the late 1950’s and all in spacious stereo) are among the very finest available: unfussy, no-nonsense, with both biting and sensuous details I usually do not hear in more recent performances.

 Analyzed folder: /96kTch_Nut_Ans/96k Tchaikowsky – Nutcracker – Ansermet
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR13        -5.97 dB     -24.60 dB     A1 The Christmas Tree.wav
 DR15        -2.17 dB     -21.81 dB     A2 March.wav
 DR13        -3.31 dB     -20.61 dB     A3 Little Galop And Entrance Of The Guests.wav
 DR11        -1.06 dB     -16.10 dB     A4 Dance Scene – Distribution Of Presents.wav
 DR13        -1.44 dB     -20.16 dB     A5 Scene – And Grandfather’s Dance.wav
 DR12        -1.52 dB     -19.50 dB     A6 Scene – Guests depart – Children retire to bed Magic spell begins.wav
 DR12        -1.21 dB     -19.12 dB     B1 Scene – Battle between Nutcracker and Mouse, King – Nutcracker wins battle.wav
 DR12        -1.04 dB     -17.79 dB     B2 Scene – Pine forest in Winter.wav
 DR11        -2.41 dB     -18.53 dB     B3 Waltz Of The Snowflakes.wav
 DR12        -0.75 dB     -17.49 dB     B4 Scene – The magic Castle.wav
 DR12        -9.23 dB     -27.40 dB     C3 Chocolate (Spanish Dance).wav
 DR12        -1.01 dB     -17.36 dB     C2 Divertissement.wav
 DR12        -1.32 dB     -19.52 dB     C1 Clara And The Nutcracker.wav
 DR13        -6.94 dB     -22.65 dB     C4 Coffee (Arabian Dance).wav
 DR12        -0.67 dB     -16.03 dB     C5 Tea (Chinese Dance).wav
 DR14        -3.92 dB     -24.96 dB     C6 Trepak (Russian Dance).wav
 DR11        -1.70 dB     -17.10 dB     C7 Dance Of The Mirlitons (Reed Pipes).wav
 DR12        -0.72 dB     -17.77 dB     D1 Clowns Dance.wav
 DR12        -1.67 dB     -17.87 dB     D2 Waltz Of The Flowers.wav
 DR14        -3.76 dB     -23.78 dB     D3 Pas De Deux.wav
 DR14        -8.86 dB     -28.04 dB     D4 Variations 1 (Tarantelle).wav
 DR12        -1.43 dB     -18.53 dB     D5 Variation 2 (Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy).wav
 DR12        -2.13 dB     -18.76 dB     D6 Final Waltz And Apotheosis.wav
 Number of files:    23
 Official DR value:    DR12

Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • System: Denon DL 103
  • 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 iZotope, 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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62 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Peter Tchaikowsky – The Nutcracker (Ansermet)”

  1. What a great gift … thank you very much for this new version. It is for me (too) like a … nostalgia trigger: regrets on how the music industry (influenced probably by the changes in the lifestyle) destroyed the way peoples approach the music today as compared with the late 50’s. It is obvious for everybody how the standards settled at that time are hardly meet(?) in our days. However, I tend to be more optimistic because today, more than ever, the new generation of artists has access to all those beautiful records and I believe the heritage of the 50’s would not be lost. This is one of the main reasons why I really appreciate your enthusiastic and charitable work to keep this website alive.

  2. I haven’t heard the Nutcracker in many years and so look forward to auditioning this recording. Thank you for this and other FLAC offerings!

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