High-End HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Reference Recordings) Ottorino Respighi – Vetrate di chiesa

Reposted, now on FF – New rip with the new ADC/DAC

# Composer: Ottorino Respighi
# Orchestra: Pacific Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor:
Keith Clark
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Reference Recordings
# ASIN: B00000156W
# Size: 596 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

This is one of those works that seem to be oversaw by the bright audience. What a pity, that there are only 2-3 recordings of this phantastic symphonic poem. Not only the work itself is beautiful…it is also captured in a high-end way by the magicians from Reference Records so it’s simply breathtaking. I only have to say two things:

1st – try to get this vinyl from somewhere….you’ll be disappointed. Saw it (sealed) some years ago on ebay for near 400 EUR
2nd –
take care of your rig, especially your speakers, on track 4 “S. Gregorio Magno”


A1 La Fuga In Egitto: The Flight into Egypt 7:55
A2 S. Michele Arcangelo: St. Michael Archangel 6:47
B1 Il Mattutino Di Santa Chiara: The Matins of St. Claire 5:25
B2 S. Gregorio Magno: St. Gregory the Great 9:35

Analyzed folder: /Volumes/PSK & MUSIC/HiResMusic/NOCH BEARBEITEN/96k Respighi – Vetrate Di Chiesa (RR)
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -7.46 dB     -27.11 dB     A1 The Flight Into Egypt.wav
DR11        -0.76 dB     -17.57 dB     A2 St. Michael Archangel.wav
DR13        -10.94 dB     -30.95 dB     B1 The Matins Of St. Claire.wav
DR13        -0.39 dB     -18.57 dB     B2 St. Gregory The Great .wav
Number of files:    4
Official DR value:    DR13


  • Conductor – Keith Clark
  • Orchestra – Pacific Symphony Orchestra

Recorded October, 16 1983, Santa Ana, California, High School Auditorium

Vinyl condition: NM, optically like new.
Comes from: Property of AC/Rachmaninov

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)
  • ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
  • Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
  • Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
  • Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5 -> Wave 32 bit/96 kHz
  • Light de-Clicking with ClickRepair, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising

You hear some clicks and pops here and there? Who cares?
I better let some light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.

  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave 32bit/96kHz -> Flac 24bit/96kHz: Twisted Wave
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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30 thoughts on “High-End HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Reference Recordings) Ottorino Respighi – Vetrate di chiesa

    • Novego…no one forces you to do it, but you can’t say this, unless you are a member of an orchestra, unless you are an orchestra director, unless you have heard to this record. I think, your opinion is a second-rate opinion. I think, you have not the smallest idea, what about we are speaking here. This blog is full of little known orchestras, but everybody here (but you) is very happy about the wonderful music.

      Come back down and take care.

  1. Dear Novego… You do not know the difference between the sounds of the orchestras out there and the wrist of the different conductors… You don’t know the exact relation between them… You do not know the difference between Reiner’s and Stokowsksi’s 6/8… I do. You don’t. If Rachmaninov write Leipzig Gewandhaus instead of Pacific Symphony… You would believe it entirely. You don’t know what the second row of violins is playing… I would bet you don’t even see the difference between them and the violas, you just listen to a bunch of strings. So. The difference between well known orchestras and the rest is just a little technique (and you do not know wich…) and a lot of politics, media and fetichism… The musical language that connects everyone is above that, and you just despized it. You, therefore, know nothing and your musical sense will, if nothing is done, become indiossincratic beyond repair.

    • Dear Kapell, well wrote. Some people come to me like the “famous” criticians that critics every thing and everyone, without having the smallest skill of the things that they are criticing

  2. This is a hard recording for us pirates to find even on CD. Thank you very much.

    Respighi has a special place for me. It was Ancient Airs & Dances, an easily listenable piece for nonclassical listeners, that helped draw me into this world. It is only now that I am beginning to listen to recordings by different orchestras and their conductors. There really is a difference at times. Thank you again for everything. And not just the recordings themselves but the education as to what I am hearing and why.

  3. Thank you so much! You are doing a wonderful work. Only due to people like you I can listen to such a beautiful music. Such a shame that there are no epayment options in my country. I would be glad to help you. I can only say a thank you again. 🙂

  4. Ooh, rip with a new ADC! I still have the older rip. Will listen and compare, but I doubt I’ll notice the difference 😛

    Fitting, Filefactory’s CAPTCHA had the word “cathedral” in it…

    Thanks! 🙂

  5. Hard to believe this was recorded in a high school auditorium and how very lucky those students in attendance were to hear it live! I’m about half way through right now listening to it and it’s fantastic. Little gems like this help me get through the winter without getting bored. Thanks a million.

  6. Amazing recording! The very realistic sounding gong at the end of “St. Michael Archangel” has incredible impact and seems to go on forever, major goosebumps!! This recording of Church Windows is superb.

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