Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Ferras/Karajan)

Ferras will be for all times simply the best!

Many many thanks to ONKLE for this gem

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Christian Ferras
# Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor:
Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1967)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 1.75 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 Analyzed folder: /192kLvB_ViCo_FerKar/192k LvB Violin Concerto – Ferras-Karajan
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR15        -0.85 dB     -22.74 dB     A LvB – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61-I. Allegro, ma non troppo.wav
 DR15        -4.22 dB     -26.53 dB     B1 LvB – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61-II. Larghetto – attacca.wav
 DR13        -1.11 dB     -20.72 dB     B2 LvB – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61-III. Rondo (Allegro).wav

 Number of files:    3
 Official DR value:    DR15

Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
  • Phono amp: 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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37 thoughts on “Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Ferras/Karajan)

  1. Can’t wait to listen to your rip, Alf. By the way, the DR-Analysis you posted is the one from Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6, not from Beethoven VC. Thanks !

  2. Thanks for this it sounds very good with clear, rich and resonate sound. Certainly sounds better than the CD.

    What I cannot understand is why the Penguin Guide always seemed to moan about Ferras’ sound saying it was thin or wiry. He was a fiddler of the first rank whose tone production sounds fine to my ears.

    • That’s the point: sometime people or organisations assume (pretend) to be the 1st instance in music or other things. My philosophy is to be thankful for the guiding comments but to preserve for myself the right to disagree. Means: the last words belongs to my ears and heart

      • I could not agree more nor put it into better words, my friend.
        (But I might have been less kind than you with the Penguin Guide, saying that one must be dumb or deaf to call Ferras’ sound “thin and wiry”. In my opinion, it’s just one of the most beautiful sound ever produced by a human being…)

  3. I’ve just listen to the rip and my first word is simply : wow.
    Karajan never sounds so clear and humble than when he play with Ferras. The orchestra is superb, the vinyl sound does justice to this formidable formation. And then, there is Ferras. All the incredible beauty of his inimitable vibrato and bow technique is revealed by your rip, all his heart and soul with this infinite and soft light in the high register and this particular “crunch” he had when attacking the G string. And this humanity, this fragility (that some “experts” call “thin and wiry”), his heart – pure and simple, always – could make even a stone cry.

    • It’s really really hard to have a favourite artists….no matter if cellist, pianist or violinist or others….and I have several problems to pick up only one from the team of the greatest and best, Since I “think” in classical (;)) terms I love them all…Katchen, the twins Pekinel, Heifetz, Campoli, Pollini, Michelangeli, Accardo, Carmignola, Mutter, Arrau, Fournier, Janigro, Rostropovich, Richter…but, hey man….since I first heard Ferras (not long ago…about 20 y ago) I knew it instinctively: he is the one, the best of all bests !

  4. Dearest Rachmaninov,

    It seems that filefactory has pulled the third part.

    Thank you for the wonderful shares of Ferras’ work.

    I’m really looking forward to listening to his Beethoven and Sibelius.


  5. Heavenly music! Ferras has opened his soul and heart on this recording. Thank you Oncle for this record and thank you Rachmaninov for the stunning sound quality of this rip. I am listening to it for days and obviously shall continue to do so for a while…:-).
    And, not to forget, “thin and wiry” sound – what did that man listen to at when he wrote his review? The fiddle sounds just majestic.
    Many thanks again for this.

  6. Please dear master, could you reupload link no 4 – it seems unavailable.
    Thanks for all of your marvelous efforts here!

    • Hi…the file is there, but just at moment not available, due to maintenance of the server. Try in 1 week again. Thank you

  7. TaVeryMuch ‘A’ … I’ve have been listening ‘Hilary Hahn’s (Sony Classical SK 60584) rendition of this, which I like a lot. Very lively. But, reading your comments of Ferras/Karajan performance you’ve persuade d me to give it a listen. Anyway, I just love your 192/blackbird sound which is more than enough reason.
    You’ve not posted anywhere for a couple of weeks I hope all is well with you, I guess you must be taking a break.

  8. Dear Rachmaninov,
    This is a superb recording, and the sound is outstanding! When I listen to this transfer, the presence is remarkable. One can really hear the humanity of Beethoven through the beautiful string section. Even on my DAC which is limited to 96 (time for an upgrade?) your work here is a testament to the ‘vinyl is better than CD’ discussion.
    Even if I had your great ‘rig’. I would no doubt wear out the grooves on this one 🙂
    Transferring these works to digital in such high fidelity is a work for posterity!

    • Thank you for your kind words… What a great loss Christian…oh man, I believe, he was among the 3-4 maybe 5 greatest virtuosi of all times.

  9. and as a cry of despair in a wilderness: dear good people, has anybody in his vaults CHAMBER heritage of Ferras on records? sonatas by Franck, Schumann or Lekeu (either the early mono HMV, or the later stereo DG version) would adorn any collection…

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