Reiner / CSO – Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat, Op. 55 (“Eroica”) (original US pressing, mono)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Vinyl (1955)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | LM-1899
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.66GB), 24-bit/96kHz (811MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (197MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Track listing:

Side One
01 – I. Allegro Con Brio
02 – II. Marcia Funèbre: Adagio Assai

Side Two
03 – III. Scherzo: Allegro Vivace
04 – IV. Finale: Allegro Molto

A “New Orthophonic” high fidelity recording. LP housed in rice sleeve. Trip changer deadwax spiral.
Liner notes from ‘Beethoven the Creator’, Volume I of the series ‘Beethoven: Les Grandes Époques Créatices’ by Romain Rolland. Published by Editions du Sablier.
Non-Breakable. Copyright 1955, Radio Corporation of America.

Additional information can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5

Music Hall MMF-7.1
– Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0
– Music Hall cork mat
Ortofon 2M Mono SE
SimAudio Moon 110LP preamp
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC
PC

Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only), iZotope RX3

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14 Comments.

  1. Thanks to Jean-Luc for donating another rare gem to the site!

  2. For a mono RCA from 1955, this sound is awefully (sic) good, Steve.

    I forgot to mention the other day My ISUS Computer has a Maxx Audio Master which gives a fuller sound to small speakers. It does not sound artificially tampered with, but kinda like Decca’s ffrr treatment.

    Reiner and CSO sound fantastic here. Love your Hi Def improvement.

    From one happy camper here,
    Bob

    • Thanks, Bob.. glad you liked it!

      There will be another mono RCA coming soon (maybe later today?) – this time from 1953. It took a lot of work to clean up , but I’m very happy with the results!

  3. thank you nice moment

  4. Thank you Steve, always a pleasure to listen to Reiner!

  5. Wow! I appreciate the 192k treatment of vintage cuts. Thank you!

  6. many thanks

  7. Thank you both.

  8. Thanks Jean-Luc & Steve!

  9. Thank you very much

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