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# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky, Alexander Borodin, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Giacomo Puccini, Gaetano Donizetti, Francesco Cilea
# Performer: Virgilijus Kęstutis Noreika
# Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Opera Theatre
# Conductor: B. Chaikin
# Vinyl (1974)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Melodja
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN CD: Not found
# Size: 203 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Please, don’t blame the non-hifi-sound…it is what it is: it’s a rare record and better as you may judge after the 1st hearing
Virgilijus Kęstutis Noreika (born 22 September 1935, Šiauliai) is a Lithuanian tenor.
Noreika graduated with honors from the Lithuanian State Conservatory in 1958. A year earlier, while still a student, he was engaged as a performer at the National Opera and Ballet Theater of Lithuania. In 1959, Noreika sang the part of Alfredo Germont in Verdi’s La traviata, one of Noreika’s favorite and most frequently performed roles. Later in 1965, he continued his career at the La Scala, in Milan. There he mastered six new roles, and also sang the part of Pinkerton, from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, at the famous Opera House.
Noreika’s creative biography comprises more than 40 operatic roles: Cavaradossi from Tosca by Puccini, Faust from Faust by Gounod, Rudolfo from La bohème by Puccini, Otello from Otello by Verdi, to name a few. Noreika has performed in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theatre, in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colón, in Paris at the Opéra National de Paris, and many other famous Opera houses. Noreika has sung in more than 30 foreign theaters, participated in more than 1000 performances, given approximately 600 solo concerts, recorded some 20 phonographic records and CDs. In 1997, he celebrated his 40th anniversary as an operatic tenor, and received the Kipras Award from the Opera Fellow Society. Noreika, semi-retired, is currently a Professor at the Music Academy of Lithuania.
||Lensky’s Arioso And Aria (Eugen Onegin)|
|A2||A. Borodin||Vladimir’s Recitative And Cavatina (Prince Igor)|
|A3||N. Rimsky-Korsakov||Song Of The Guest Of India (Sadko)|
|B1||G. Puccini||Recondita Armonia (Tosca)|
|B2||G. Puccini||Ah, Non V’avvicinate… (Manon Lescaut)|
|B3||G. Donizetti||Tombe Degli Avi Miei (Lucia Di Lammermoor)|
|B4||F. Cilea||È La Solita Storia (L’Arlesiana)|
Analyzed folder: /Volumes/HDMUSIC/ Work on HiResMusic/ Takaji/44kVirgNor/44k Virgilijus Kestutis Noreika – Opera Arias
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -1.36 dB -19.44 dB A1 Tchaikowsky – Lensky’s Arioso And Aria (Eugen Onegin).wav
DR11 -1.70 dB -18.26 dB A2 Borodin – Vladimir’s Recitative And Cavatina (Prince Igor).wav
DR12 -1.51 dB -20.43 dB A3 Rimsky-Korsakov – Song Of The Guest Of India (Sadko).wav
DR9 -2.70 dB -16.73 dB B1 Puccini – Recondita Armonia (Tosca).wav
DR9 -2.44 dB -15.58 dB B2 Puccini – Ah, Non V’avvicinate… (Manon Lescaut).wav
DR12 -2.97 dB -19.07 dB B3 Donizetti – Tombe Degli Avi Miei (Lucia Di Lammermoor).wav
DR10 -2.47 dB -17.10 dB B4 Cilea – È La Solita Storia (L’Arlesiana).wav
Number of files: 7
Official DR value: DR11
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- System: Special Edition Denon DL 103
- Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
- 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 ClickRepair, 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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