HD-Vinyls 24/96 (London/Decca) Pietro Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana (Simionato/Del Monaco)

Ladies & gentlemen: simply, the greatest opera singer of all times – Mario Del Monaco

Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Pietro Mascagni
# Performer: Giulietta Simionato, Mario Del Monaco, Cornell Mac Neil
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia
# Conductor: Tullio Serafin
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 1.5
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B000026FUW
# Size: 1.38 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Think of it as a museum piece – going back to a time when tenors produced a masculine testosterone-filled sound.
The great Giulietta Simionato as Santuzza with Del Monaco and MacNeil. It’s just GREAT stuff.
Giulietta Simionata is a fine Santuzza, at times pleading, nagging, bitchy, and pathetic…and you can’t help but feel for her. Mario Del Monaco, not always appreciated because he was a “big” voice without a lot of restraint, is very moving as Turridu. The aria where Santuzza begs Turridu to stay with her is full of climaxes, and Turridu’s farewell song to his mother when he knows he is going off to die is chilling. The orchestra and conducting is flawless. Serafin keeps the orchestra almost tense at times, the tempo is unhurried but not lanquid, and it creates an edginess that many more modern performances lack.

 Analyzed folder: /96kPiMas_CaRus_Sim_MDM/96k Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana – Simionato-Del Monaco
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR15        -1.10 dB     -22.05 dB     sideA.wav
 DR11        -0.75 dB     -17.85 dB     sideB.wav
 DR14        -1.62 dB     -21.17 dB     sideC.wav
 Number of files:    3
 Official DR value:    DR13

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
  • 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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21 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (London/Decca) Pietro Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana (Simionato/Del Monaco)

  1. Добрый день.

    GOOD AFTERNOON RACHMANINOV – I cut and paste very well, yes?

    Anyway, – Thank you for this Cavalleria also!

    I notice you put down 1960 for the year of recording for I Pagliacci. I had 1961. But I do not know whwere to look to verify it.


    Bob from Georgia, USA

    • Hi Bob, concerning the date, i sometime write the date of release and sometime the date of production. This could be a little earlier

    • Hi Roger….i have DL all 4 parts and unrared them just now…everything work fine. Maybe you’ve interrupted the DL some times? This causes often CRC-errors and unraring fails. Try to DL in once, without interruptions.
      I unrared with Stuffit and Simply Rar, both on mac and with Winrar on the virtual machine. It works with all three

  2. Don’t know what happened to my 2011 downLoad, couldn’t find it. So what a breath of relief to see your re-upload on FF.

    Thanks Rach; I’m listening to the opening and now the Sicilialana by Mario! Fantabulous!

    Bravo, Mario!


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