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
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- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
- Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Vintage (1979) Luxman L-55A
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
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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
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