High-End HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade (Muti)

Oh friends…what a great performance !
Today, Mr. Reiner would have a very hard life.

Reposted, now with FF links – Attention: High audiophility addiction!

# Composer: Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Riccardo Muti
# Vinyl (1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 833 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

This recording has made me fall in love with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazede! Just astounding music, performed wonderfully, great quality recording. I recommend this to ANYONE. It puts me in a great mood every time I listen to it…there just aren’t enough good things to say about this recording.

Muti moves the piece along beatifully, with rhythms that are pliable but not distended. The playing of the soloists is heavenly. Norman Carol’s violin solos are wonderful, but to me the real highlight is the playing of the wind principals, especially the oboe (Richard Woodhams?).

The EMI recording is also marvelous–but then again, EMI records from the 70s and early 80s consistently sound wonderful. For less than seven bucks, this is hard to beat.


  Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite For Orchestra, Op. 35
A1   1. The Sea And Sinbad’s Ship 10:04  
A2   2. The Story Of The Kalender Prince 12:31  
B1   3. The Young Prince And The Young Princess 10:16  
B2   4. Festival Of Bagdad_The Sea_The Ship Goes To Pieces On A Rock Surmounted By A Bronze Warrior_Conclusion 12:14  

Analyzed folder: /Volumes/HDMUSIC/   Work on HiResMusic/96kRiKo_Sch_Mut/96k Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade – Muti
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR10        -0.86 dB     -16.58 dB     A1 The Sea And Sinbad’s Ship.wav
DR15        -1.24 dB     -21.99 dB     A2 The Story Of The Kalender Prince.wav
DR16        -1.21 dB     -24.44 dB     B1 The Young Prince And The Young Princess.wav
DR12        -0.83 dB     -17.73 dB     B2 Festival Of Bagdad_The Sea_The Ship Goes To Pieces On A Rock Surmounted By A Bronze Warrior (Shipwreck)_Conclusion.wav
Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR13


Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • System: Limited Edition Denon DL 103 SA
  • 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 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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20 thoughts on “High-End HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade (Muti)

  1. “Oh friends…what a great performance ! Today, Reiner would have a very hard life.” I agree with you on that one! Not only in music but in science and everything else today we have no longer geniuses like the ones in the 20th century, but there is a lot more people that do little things to contribute so that the advancement of everything remains “constant”. Maybe thats not good to music, because the 20th century musicians made unbeatable and definitive recordings of almost everything and the current education kind of discourages the upcoming of authentic and reckless brilliant people… Just one’s opinion

    • Hi Mr. Chang, i’ve downloaded both, HF and FSo….all files work well. Compared too with my files on my computer; they work well too. I cannot say, what’s the problem with your files.
      Please, try DL again, when possible without interruption (that can cause CRC-errors)

  2. Being a Chicagoan, I have the same connection to both, Reiner and Muti. I would have a hard time judging them. It would be great if Muti recorded another one with CSO then it would be very interesting to pit both of their recordings with CSO against eachother. Needless to say both recording will likely emerge victorious on one scale or another :mrgreen:

  3. I’ve been listening, with much, much pleasure, to three recordings of Scheherezade – Mutti, Reiner and Kogan. Each is beautiful for its own, but after some time, I established a “running order” – my absolute favorite is Mutti’s interpretation, which is rich in musical expression and rhytm and also with fabulous sound stage which goes way beyond the speakers. Not to be misunderstood, Reiner’ recording is one of finest recordings I’ve heard, the sound is fantastic, dynamics are like fireworks, it is just a matter of personal liking. Kogan’s interpretation is different, slower, more serious, the sound is warm and “silky”, thanks to the “all tube” recording system, but it can not stand equally in this competition. Thank you Mr. Rachmaninov for this exceptional music!

  4. Thank you so much, but I have a little question: there is a “corrected_A1.rar” can you tell me what is this for? is it needed? I just unrar the others and I have my 4 movements (files) and I am happy. Now I wonder what about the other link. Im sorry for my poor english. My best regards from Chile.

  5. grazie rach
    sto scaricando, ma ti ringarzio comunque prima di aver finito e sentito, non ho dubbi che sia una incisione notevole.

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