Opera in 4 acts with a prologue Libretto by the composer, edition by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov
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# Composer: Alexander Borodin
# Performer: Ivan Petrov, Tatiana Tugarinova, Vladimir Atlantov, Jelena Obraztsova
# Orchestra: Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
# Conductor: Mark Ermler
# Vinyl (1969)
# Number of discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# Label: Melodya
# DR-Analysis: DR: 12
# ASIN CD: B0002GVE02
# Size: 3.7 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Mark Ermler was a great Russian conductor in the lineage of Golovanov, Melik-Pashaeyev, and Boris Khaikin, with whom he studied. His dramatic flair shines through in this exciting performance of Prince Igor, with some of the Bolshoi’s most radiant stars. Artur Eisen, Ivan Petrov, Elena Obraztsova, Vladimir Atlantov, and Alexander Vedernikov were among the cream of the crop of the post-Stalin generation of singers. Their voices are all gorgeous, expressive and exceptional, exemplary representatives of the Soviet era in the 1960’s.
This Melodiya release vastly improves on the sound heard on the Chant du Monde release of the same performance. Gone are the boxiness and echo – the singing and orchestra are clear and clean.
Vladimir Atlantov, the Russian answer to Mario Del Monaco, is more tasteful than usual in his singing. The duet with Elena Obratsova is stunning; her voice is at its most beautiful througout the recording. Act II, with its love duet and the Polovstian dances is the crown jewel of this performance.
Analyzed folder: /96k Borodin – Prince Igor
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR12 -1.00 dB -17.69 dB sideA.wav
DR12 -0.58 dB -17.19 dB sideB.wav
DR14 -0.29 dB -18.14 dB sideC.wav
DR13 -0.27 dB -16.89 dB sideD.wav
DR12 -1.69 dB -19.69 dB sideE.wav
DR12 -1.28 dB -16.94 dB sideF.wav
DR13 -0.66 dB -17.40 dB sideG.wav
DR13 -1.31 dB -18.23 dB sideH.wav
DR11 -1.59 dB -17.75 dB sideI.wav
DR12 -0.86 dB -16.98 dB sideJ.wav
Number of files: 10
Official DR value: DR12
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- Cartridge: Limited Edition Denon DL103 SA
- Phono amp: 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 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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