Vasary`s 1964/5 performances of the Chopin piano concertos are extremely enjoyable pieces of music making. I rank them right up there with the top of the field, and the field of these concertos is quite packed indeed.
For the concerto in E minor, I prefer Vasary`s straight-forward approach: consistent tempi and a fine display of delicacy in the slower, second movement. He rarely demonstrates flashy feats of look-at-me “personal artistry” which pervades other performances, such as with Zimerman and the Polish Fest. Orch. on DG.
# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Tamas Vasary
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Janos Kulka, Jerzy Semkow
# Vinyl (1964-65)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B00000E4GZ
# Size: 1.85GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Analyzed folder: /96kCh_PC1and2_Vas/96k Chopin – Piano Concertos No. 1 and 2 – Vasary
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -0.34 dB -20.01 dB A1 Concerto No. 1 In E Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 11 – 1. Allegro Maestoso.wav
DR16 -3.96 dB -26.92 dB B1 Concerto No. 1 In E Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 11 – 2. Romance – Larghetto – Attacca.wav
DR15 -0.44 dB -20.68 dB B2 Concerto No. 1 In E Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 11 – 3. Rondo – Vivace.wav
DR14 -2.04 dB -21.97 dB B3 Mazurka D-Major Op. Posth. Allegro Non Troppo.wav
DR14 -2.86 dB -22.60 dB B4 Mazurka C-Major Op. 67 Nr. 3 Allegretto.wav
DR15 -0.69 dB -24.77 dB B5 Mazurka A-minor Op. 68 Nr. 2 Lento.wav
DR13 -2.02 dB -22.80 dB B6 Mazurka B-Major Op. 7 Nr. 1 Vivace.wavDR13 -0.35 dB -18.73 dB AA1 Concerto No. 2 In F Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 21 – 1. Maestoso.wav
DR15 -2.74 dB -24.46 dB AA2 Concerto No. 2 In F Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 21 – 2. Larghetto.wav
DR15 -0.35 dB -20.56 dB BB1 Concerto No. 2 In F Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 21 – 3. Allegro Vivace.wav
DR13 -1.38 dB -21.04 dB BB2 Nocturne No. 1 B minor Op. 9.wav
DR17 -1.17 dB -24.63 dB BB3 Nocturne No. 2 E Flat Major Op. 9.wav
Number of files: 12
Official DR value: DR15
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- Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
- Light de-Clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising
If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
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- DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
- Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
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