HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA/Classic Records) Eduard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole (Szeryng)

Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beauty
This 1964 version with Szeryng and Hendl is superior. The sound is brilliant and weighty, with a nice amount of reverb and “air” around the sound. Nonetheless the orchestral sound is detailed and very, very good for the era.

# Composer: Eduard Lalo
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Walter Hendl
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA/Classic Records
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 1.31 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Note that this is the complete 5 movement version of the Symphonie; many Russian violinists (i.e. Heifetz, Milstein, etc) traditionally omitted the 3rd movement. This Szeryng version is a really good performance, much superior in my opinion to the sluggish 1975 version Szeryng did with the Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra. I especially admire the quicksilver and extra accurate rendition of the 2nd and 5th movements. Not even Heifetz is really superior to Szeryng in this version. Of course the Chicago S.O. is waaayyyy superior to the Monte Carlo band.

 Analyzed folder: /192k Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole – Szeryng
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR11        -1.19 dB     -19.09 dB     A1 Symphonie Espagnole In D Minor, Op. 21 – 1, Allegro Non Troppo.wav
 DR17        -1.36 dB     -24.64 dB     A2 Symphonie Espagnole In D Minor, Op. 21 – 2, Scherzando. Allegro Molto.wav
 DR15        -2.02 dB     -22.06 dB     A3 Symphonie Espagnole In D Minor, Op. 21 – 3, Intermezzo. Allegretto Non Troppo.wav
 DR13        -1.10 dB     -20.71 dB     B1 Symphonie Espagnole In D Minor, Op. 21 – 4, Andante.wav
 DR14        -1.90 dB     -22.00 dB     B2 Symphonie Espagnole In D Minor, Op. 21 – 5, Rondo. Allegro.wav
 Number of files:    5
 Official DR value:    DR14

Ripping Infos


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.
I tend more and more, in the last time, to de-click with an automatic setting between 0.7 and 1.2 so you can say, my rips are like half rough rips.

  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Very light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • 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

If you like what i do, please consider that a little donation would be very appreciate.
I reinvest all donations in maintenance of my rig, for purchasing cleaning solutions and, most important of all, purchasing of new vinyls.

Click on the “Donate”-button. Thank you very much !

Download from FileFactory
3 archives
PW: LaWally


25 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA/Classic Records) Eduard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole (Szeryng)

  1. many thanks . i will donate to your cause. hope you upload the rest of dgg 200 years edition soon. many thanks for any arrau lp. its marvelous. let me know about donation (how let you know) regards and thanks

  2. Many Thanks to you and to Jean-Luc for sharing this recording of Lalo’s complete Symphonie Espanole, performed by Henryk Szeryng with the CSO, directed by Walter Hendl. After listening to this recording, I wonder what your thoughts are about Itzhak Perlman’s recording of the complete Lalo Symphonie Espanole with Daniel Barenboim and the ODP? Szeryng’s recording with the CSO seems to be a better overall performance to me.

  3. Thank you very much, Alfredo! This is a great rendition, maybe the best one. I love that of Mutter and Ozawa, as well.
    The sound here is perfect, very lively and natural.
    By the way, do you have an LP of that Philips version of SE by Szeryng and Monte Carlo Orchestra?
    P.S. I fancy, this is not Speaker’s Corner issue, but Analogue Productions…

    • In fact we both were wrong, since this is from Classic Records. 😀
      Concerning the other “Symphonie” on Philips…no, I don’t have it, but I think, there is no comparition. The sound here is fabulous and seldom the CSO can be second to someone other orchestra.

      • “…Classic Records…” – true! However, it seems that Analogue Productions also issued their 200 g pressing (http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/91406/Henryk_Szeryng-Lalo_Symphonie_Espagnole-200_Gram_Vinyl_Record).
        As for CSO – this was one of the best orchestras of that time – technically and musically, at least it was the best American orchestra (however, my sympathy lies with the Cleveland Orchestra with George Szell). Mr Reiner created, so to say, the perfect band, that operated like a machine (further, it was no matter even, that not Reiner, but his assistant Henld conducted the orchestra – nothing could impact their playing).

Leave a Reply