Here it is… since 1960 (!) the great king of all “1001 nights” recordings in this world
Repost, now with FF links
# Composer: Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1960/1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Chesky Records
# ASIN: NEVER ON CD
# Size: 915 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
This Chesky-Recording is identical with the RCA-Living Stereo-Recording, but improved by the Chesky Brothers. It is up to you to say wich sounds better.
Led with grand authority by Fritz Reiner, the Chicago’s brass and wind section play gloriously throughout, and the final movement of Scheherazade (we learn from the original producer  in an accompanying essay) was recorded in one take–an almost unheard-of feat. This fast movement is taken at breakneck speed, with no loss of clarity or power, with the strings in the hands of magicians.
“…The second movement is just ravishing in the beauty of the Chicago’s playing and Reiner’s romantic approach; there is some staccato triple-tonguing done by trumpeter Adolph Herseth in the fourth movement that should leave you, if not him, breathless. But let is just be said that, after you hear this, no other Scheherazade will ever replace it in your affections.”
HP’s The Golden Dozen LPs – Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2007
|A1||The Sea And Sinbads Ship||9:02|
|A2||The Story Of The Kalender Prince||11:30|
|B1||The Young Prince And The Young Princess||11:55|
|B3||Festival In Bagdad ; The Sea ; The Ship Goes To Pieces On A Rock Surmounted By A Bronze Warrior||11:36|
Analyzed folder: /96k Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade – Reiner (RCA-Chesky)
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR11 -1.00 dB -17.25 dB A1 The Sea And Sinbad’s Ship.wav
DR12 -1.00 dB -18.85 dB A2 The Story Of The Kalender Prince.wav
DR14 -2.67 dB -22.83 dB B1 The Young Prince And The Young Princess.wav
DR12 -0.71 dB -18.32 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: DR12
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- 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)
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- 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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