Kempff had perhaps the best innate understanding of Beethoven’s lyrical architechtonics; plus he had the wonderful techinque to execute his realizations. Kempff had splendid taste and vibrant exhilaration.
# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Wilhelm Kempff
# Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000026DFH
# Size: 1.29 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Kempff’s playing is transcendent and goes beyond what mere interpretation is. It delves into the essence of the music and provides the emotional and spiritual nuances and energy that is at the heart of all great music. That such music is possible, and that it can be executed in such a manner is amazing in itself.
To quote Schnabel: “This music is better than it can ever be played”. True, but it’s never been played better than this. I love Alfred Brendel’s quote: “When Kempff is playing well, he is simply better than the rest of us.”
Kempff has long been admired for the qualities of his playing which unfailingly produce performances of great clarity and freshness and somehow are able to communicate as if directly from the composer without the intermediary of an interpreter. While this lack of an interpreter defies logic in any situation where a third party plays music created by someone else, it nevertheless remains a valid impression. Indeed Kempff himself is said to have commented that, in terms of playing individual or complete sets of the Beethoven concertos that ‘each performance gives me the feeling that it is a unique event, a ceremonial act. This well-nigh miraculous quality which the works possess, of appearing always as fresh and splendid as at a first hearing, can only be due to the presence in them of hidden powers.’
|Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 73 ‘Emperor’|
|B1||Adagio un poco mosso||7:35|
Analyzed folder: /192kLvB_PC5_KemLei/192k LvB – Piano Concerto No. 5 – Kempff-Leitner
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -0.41 dB -18.30 dB A LvB – Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73 ‘Emperor’ 1, Allegro.wav
DR14 -4.63 dB -24.59 dB B1 LvB – Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73 ‘Emperor’ 2, Adagio un poco mosso.wav
DR12 -0.72 dB -17.26 dB B2 LvB – Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73 ‘Emperor’ 3, Rondo-Allegro.wav
Number of files: 3
Official DR value: DR13
- 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 iZotope, 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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