Rare HD-Vinyl 96/24 (BASF) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Il Re Pastore (Auger/Schreier/Mathis)

All thanks for this gem go to mozartman
Wonderful and obscure (rarely performed, only few CD releases – anyway no CD release of this performance) by genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with the magic voice of Arleen Auger, who left us too early, aged 54.
Please, read this

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performers: Arleen Auger, Edith Mathis, Peter Schreier, Sona Ghazarian, Werner Krenn
# Orchestra: Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
# Conductor: Leopold Hager
# Vinyls (1974)
# Format: Flac
# Number of discs: 3
# Label: BASF
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: never on CD
# Size: 2.48 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Analyzed folder: /96kWAM_RePast/96k WAM – Il Re Pastore – Mozarteum
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -0.49 dB     -18.92 dB     sideA.wav
DR13        -0.46 dB     -18.67 dB     sideB.wav
DR15        -0.50 dB     -20.45 dB     sideC.wav
DR15        -0.64 dB     -20.79 dB     sideD.wav
DR13        -0.62 dB     -20.30 dB     sideE.wav
DR14        -0.65 dB     -19.24 dB     sideF.wav
Number of files:    7
Official DR value:    DR14

Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
  • Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
  • ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
  • Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
  • Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
  • Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
  • Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
  • Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Light de-Clicking with iZotopes, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising

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.

  • 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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28 thoughts on “Rare HD-Vinyl 96/24 (BASF) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Il Re Pastore (Auger/Schreier/Mathis)

  1. To Everyone:

    It was my pleasure to be able to provide this gem and I hope everyone enjoys it.

    As you can tell, Mozart has always been my favorite composer. Why this recording of IL Re Pastore was not resurrected in 1991 for the Philips Complete Mozart Edition is beyond me since most of the other Hager Mozart Opera Recordings were.

    This cast is, IMO, superior to all other recordings of this opera. I have always been a huge fan of Arleen Auger and it is a pleasure to hear her in the role of Elisa. Edith Mathis (another favorite of mine) also shines as Aminta.

    Again, Enjoy Everyone!

  2. I’m only into Side A but it is so clear and clean and pure Mozart. I’m in sympathy with Mozartman & Carlos-Spa, about Mozart: he was so widely accomplished that he’s mind-boggling.
    But I still leave room for Verdi, et Italianos in opera.
    I’m a glutton for good music . . . and for superb sound technicians like one we all know!
    Thanks Mo-man & Rach! Bravissimo!


    • I only know of four CD releases:

      1. Reissue of the Denis Vaughan LP recording from the late ’60s. Luigi Alva was terrible in the role of Alessandro and there is a horrible “wrong note” in Elisa’s opening Act 2 aria Barbaro..

      2. Harnoncourt – eccentric as usual

      3. Wentz on Brilliant Classics – missing the recitativo accompagnato for Aminta prior to Aer Tranquillo. Some tempos are too fast for my taste.

      4. Marriner – Probably the best of the four but still not ideal.

  3. I’ve found these operadis sites to be helpful.
    “There are 7 recordings of Il re pastore by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on file.”


    I also think Mozartman is correct: This BASF recording is by far and away the best of all of the 4 to which I’ve listened. Although, I do like Jerry Hadley as Alessandro on the Philips/Neville Marriner recording. It is still available on Philips’ MOZART Complete Edition.

    Keep on listening!

    • The Gustav Lund recording was my first exposure to this neglected masterpiece. It was issued on the period label. This recording only contained the music (no recitatives) and the cadenzas were cut. Never made it to CD but was available as an MP3 download via Amazon.com. The was the only recording at that time until the Dennis Vaughan LP on RCA was issued. This one was totally complete but like I mentioned Luigi Alva was not fit for the role of Alessandro.

  4. thanks a lot, padrone. I was so absorbed in other dreadful discussions – you know what I mean – I nearly forgot about this quite and peaceful place 🙂

    No I did not, and I am really thankful that you are around.

  5. I didn’t even know that this existed.

    Librarians at my public library and my university library defend ‘The Simpsons’ and stack Erich von Däniken on the shelves but meanwhile my peers don’t know of ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ and even I didn’t know about ‘Il Re Pastore .’

    Or Arleen Auger.

    Or Joan Sutherland until Rachmaninov introduced me to her work.

    It is a balm to a weary soul to know that erudition and common sense, good taste and fine execution are still valued and are still available. More wonderful is the discovery of the old and the timeless. There I shall take my ease, even on the sore mortal shore, for to be abreast eternity there is honor and glory – and I thank thee that made the way.

  6. I just want to take the time to say that I have looked and looked and looked around the WWW for a CD release of this performance [for the public library] and indeed — there isn’t one.

    Rach, please, PLEASE, focus on ripping works that have never been released on CD — that is where you’ll do the most people the most good.

    While looking online for a CD release of this performance I kept getting search results that came hear. Basically, this IS the modern-day release of this performance, and your rip is the only opportunity that the majority of people will ever have at hearing this.

    On that note — I checked the FF folder and the re-posted 1.rar is corrupt. If you are determined to leave boxset forever, may I BEG you to send all the other Admins back-ups of all your rips.

    I remember that there had once been hundreds more ripped titles that you posted. And I have not seen them for many years.

    I am reminded of something Carl Sagan once said [whom you may recall made the most important record of all time],

    “Our Science has far surpassed that available to the ancients; yet there are irreparable gaps in our artistic and historic knowledge. Imagine what we could know if their books were not now reduced to pathetic, scattered, fragments of bad and distant copies. In this library [of Alexandria] there was a History of the World — now lost — by a scribe named Berosus, who, incidentally, calculated that the time from the creation to his own day was 400,000 years; 100 times the information in the Old Testament. What wonders were in the books of Berosus . . . “

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