Super HD-Vinyl 192/24 (DGG) Johannes Brahms – Sonatas For Cello and Piano No. 1 Op. 38 + No. 2 Op. 99 (Fournier/Firkusny)

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Many thanks to our friend
ONKLE for this amazing 1st promo-pressing

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Pierre Fournier, Rudolf Firkusny
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: not found
# Size: 1.63 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

I cannot say, which recording is better, in sonically and artistic way: this one or the Starker/Sebok one, on Mercury. Surely both recordings belong a place among the best 50 recordings ever!

Now find yourself out, who’s the number one of these Brahms Cello-Sonatas.
Highly recommended.

Track Listing

A1 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38 – 1. Allegro non troppo
A2 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38 – 2. Allegretto quasi Menuetto
A3 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38 – 3. Allegro
B1 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 2 In F Major, Op. 99 – 1. Allegro vivace
B2 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 2 In F Major, Op. 99 – 2. Adagio affetuoso
B3 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 2 In F Major, Op. 99 – 3. Allegro passionato
B4 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 2 In F Major, Op. 99 – 4. Allegro molto

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Analyzed folder: /192kJoBr_CelPiSon38-99_Four/192k Brahms – Cello Sonatas Op. 38, 99 – Fournier
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DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
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DR15        -0.45 dB     -21.46 dB     A1 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38 – 1. Allegro non troppo.wav
DR13        -6.70 dB     -25.38 dB     A2 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38 – 2. Allegretto quasi Menuetto.wav
DR15        -1.88 dB     -20.86 dB     A3 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38 – 3. Allegro.wav
DR14        -0.88 dB     -20.04 dB     B1 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 2 In F Major, Op. 99 – 1. Allegro vivace.wav
DR16        -2.29 dB     -25.26 dB     B2 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 2 In F Major, Op. 99 – 2. Adagio affetuoso.wav
DR13        -3.28 dB     -21.53 dB     B3 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 2 In F Major, Op. 99 – 3. Allegro passionato.wav
DR13        -3.67 dB     -22.43 dB     B4 Sonata For Cello And Piano – No. 2 In F Major, Op. 99 – 4. Allegro molto.wav
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Number of files:    7
Official DR value:    DR14
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Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • 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 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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18 Comments.

  1. Brilliant !
    PS : Recording/Pressing date is 1965.

  2. And DR-Analysis seems to be 14, not 12. 😉

  3. Erratum : Recording sessions were in 1965 but the vinyl was pressed the next year, in 1966. 😉

  4. And last edit : You wrote “Frikusny” instead of “Firkusny” in the title.
    Now, I stop writing and listen. 🙂

  5. It’s true that the piano lacks a bit of body and bass but apart from this the sound is fabulous. What a presence ! Monsieur Fournier in my living room. Waow.

  6. Alf and Onkle, many thanks for this LP; I bougt this LP in 1966 and I lost it probably because of my several movings Now it is back with an outstanding sound.
    Trottar

  7. You’re not a “bastard-inside” man…you’re just a genius. But, like any human beings, geniuses share their joy with others. Brahms bless you !

  8. Thanks alot, hope i can download it for free 🙂

  9. So many thanks to Rach & Onkle! Look forward to listen & compare with extraordinary Starker-Sebok!

  10. Yes, thanks to Rach & Onkle. A major performance that I would never hear otherwise. It’s a favor to the world for you to preserve it like this.

  11. yes, yes, je dirais même plus, thanks to all!

  12. Thank You. Amazing.

  13. Cello, Piano, Brahms. Say no more…

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