Kondrashin / MPO – Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (USSR pressing, 2LP)

# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
# Orchestra: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Мелодия | C 0813-16
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.06GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.54GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (429MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

OK, it’s official. I’m a rabid Mahler fan now. This was the performance that did it.

Track listing:

Side One
01 – Andante Comodo

Side Two
02 – Im Tempo Eines Gemachlichen Landlers

Side Three
03 – Rondo: Burleske

Side Four
04 – Adagio

Additional information can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Milty Pro Zerostat 3

Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Audio Technica AT33PTG/II
AVID Pellar preamp
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC

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17 thoughts on “Kondrashin / MPO – Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (USSR pressing, 2LP)”

  1. Great news. I was on a discovery of classical music and the compass was pointing at Mahler at that time. Well little did I know the woman I had just met was very knowledgeable in regards to the arts. When I told her I was just discovering about Gustav and Alma… it had a positive attraction effect. Long story short she agreed to marry me… the rest is all history as they say. But highlight was when she took me to the Philadelphia Orchestra on my birthday to hear Mahler’s Ninth. I seem to remember the harps were so beautiful.

  2. Thank you TNO! Mahler, Kondrashin & MPO on excellent Melodia vinyl and your masterful transfer to ones and zeros make a terrific combination.

  3. Thank you! Not a “rabid fan” of Mahler, but a curious listener certainly. Looking forward to the Kubelik set — I have heard 1, 2 and 5 and come away very impressed by Kubelik! (Why is he so scarce on record?) If one is perhaps a little puzzled by the fuss over Mahler I think Kubelik is a good place to begin the inquiry.

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