Moussorgsky ‎– A Night On Bare Mountain · Pictures At An Exhibition (2009) {Analogue Productions; 2Lp, 180g, 45rpm, Remastered; 24-96} + 16-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recorded at Kingsway Hall and engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson, this record couples Moussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition with Night On Bare Mountain. It has long been considered among the greatest sounding records ever made. Perhaps most stunning about Power of the Orchestra are the effortless dynamics, which have been reviewed and raved about ever since the first RCA shaded dog. From the teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy gentle plucks of strings to the WHAM!! CRASH!! SLAM!! of a full orchestra without a bit of notice. It’s heart-stopping, jump-out-of-your-seat-type dynamics. The Power of the Orchestra – a more appropriate title there never was. But to hear it at 45 RPM…Oh! My! God! This thing’s got all the weight of an anchor but at the same time the clarity and airiness and sparkle of a feather. Nuance, a holographic soundstage, emotion to spare – this one’s got it all. A true reference. Power, indeed.

Remastered by George Marino

Composer: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Orchestra:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: René Leibowitz
Label: Analogue Productions ‎– AAPC2659-45
Vinyl Release Date:  2009
Number of LPs: 2
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, 45rpm, 180g Pressing
Format: Flac
Resolution: 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size: 846MB / 218MB
Scans: yes
Server: FF

Remastered by George Marino, this 45-rpm edition delivers “in spades” all this LP is desired for. A palette of instrumental colors as vivid as Kodachrome and as rich as a sampler of chocolate confections. A magnificently lifelike soundstage of tremendous width, depth, and air; and brass choirs, massed strings, high and low percussion delivered with extraordinary weight and effortless dynamic power. The ultimate demonstration disc, it’s guaranteed to show what your system can and can’t do…

Another sonic “MUST HAVE”

Tracklist

A1 A Night On Bare Mountain 10:36
B1 Promenade : Gnomus : Promenade : Il Vecchio Castello : Promenade : Tuileries : Bydlo 13:30
C1 Promenade : Ballet Of The Chicks In Their Shells : Samuel Goldenburg And Schmuyle : The Market Place At Limoges : Con Mortui’s In Lingua Mortua : 9:47
D1 The Hut On Fowl’s Legs : The Great Gate Of Kiev

 

foobar2000 1.3.14 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-02-17 12:39:41

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Analyzed: Moussorgsky / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Leibowitz / The Power Of The Orchestra : A Night On The Bare Mountain / Pictures At An Exhibition
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -2.40 dB -19.15 dB 10:45 01-A Night On Bare Mountain
DR15 -0.50 dB -22.60 dB 13:36 02-Promenade : Gnomus : Promenade : Il Vecchio Castello : Promenade : Tuileries : Bydlo
DR12 -4.77 dB -22.75 dB 9:56 03-Promenade : Ballet Of The Chicks In Their Shells : Samuel Goldenburg And Schmuyle : The Market Place At Limoges : Con Mortui’s In Lingua Mortua :
DR12 -2.07 dB -17.85 dB 8:29 04-The Hut On Fowl’s Legs : The Great Gate Of Kiev
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Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2838 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Equipment
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RCM : Opera Consonance
Turntable : Thorens TD 160 mk IV in heavy custommade teakplinth. Delta Device Vinyl TT puck, Delta Device 6mm acrylic turntable plate.
Power supply : Custombuild Dr.Fuss linear motor power supply
Tonearm : Jelco SA 750D, Custommade internal wiring on KLE Innovations Pure Harmony plugs, Isokinetik asymmetric counterweight, Jelco Headshell
Cartridge : Ortofon Rondo Bronze
Preamp : Restek MRIA+ tuned with “hifi-tuning Supreme 3” fuse
ADC : RME Fireface UC
ADC Power Supply: MCRU 2.5 AMP Linear Power Supply tuned with Furutech iec inlet and “hifi-tuning Supreme 3” fuse
Laptop : MSI GP60 2QE Leopard,Core i5,2x250GB SSD,16GB Ram
Headphone : AKG 240 DF Studio Headphone (used for post processing)
Camera : Sony Alpha A 350
Interconnects : Supra Eff-I terminanted on KLE Innovations Pure Harmony Plugs, Wireworld Starlight USB 2.0 and 3.0
Power Cords : DIY Powercords using Isotek Evo 3 Schuko/IEC plugs and Supra LoRad 2,5 Silver Anniversary 1,5 m
Software : izotope RX 3 Advanced for recording, Resampling, cleaning and splitting into individual tracks, Traders Little Helper for encoding to Flac on Level 5, Tagging via Foobar 2000
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Final Equipment
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Speakers: DIY high effciency 2 way high-end speakers
Speaker cable: Supra Sword 2x3m
SET Amp:Tektron TK2A3/50S-I-REF fitted with 2x KR Audio 300B (triode),2x Psvane CV181-T-MII (driver) and 1x NOS Mullard GZ32 black base (rectifier) tubes
Power cord: Iego SChuko/IEC Gu-BK on Lapp Oelflex Heat 205 MC
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Notes
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No music was harmed during the post processing. Please burn gapless to match original track layout.

Vinylrip done by spearo February 2018

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30 thoughts on “Moussorgsky ‎– A Night On Bare Mountain · Pictures At An Exhibition (2009) {Analogue Productions; 2Lp, 180g, 45rpm, Remastered; 24-96} + 16-44”

  1. Thank you Spearo for sharing this Moussorgsky & Leibowitz & RPO with us. I must admit that I haven’t heard this version and I think it’s gorgeous. There are lots of dynamics and the transfer is excellent.

  2. WOW! Thanks for this great recording! I have the original LP purchased in Europe in the 60s, a Japanese remastered CD, and this download in Hi Def. This is by far the best sounding of the recordings. Thanks again…

  3. I am not undermining your efforts to share this LP with us, but I never heard so perverse orchestration of “A Night on a bare mountain”. To quote one critic: “this must be version for those who love music in Technicolor”. And people accused Stokowski for his re-orchestrations.

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