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# Composer: Jean Sibelius
# Singer: Mari Anne Häggander, Jorma Hynninen
# Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Jorma Panula
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: BIS
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B000027EW6
# Size: 1.08 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
I find Häggander’s voice exceedingly colorful and beautiful. It is not a belcanto voice, but this is not belcanto music and I absolutely love the slightly smoky sound of her voice, and her musical performance of Luonnotar is outstanding – by far the best I ever heard, from the carefully shaped piano lines to the climax in the middle which she attacks with enormous power.
To most Sibelians, the Finnish composer’s vocal music remains an unknown world. And what a world! The best of the orchestral songs on this compilation, particularly the amazing, closing “Luonnotar,” offer hints of where his art might have moved, had Sibelius kept producing music beyond his last orchestral works of the mid 1920s. As it happens, the orchestration of another of the songs, a striking version (sung in Swedish) of Shakespeare’s “Come Away Death,” dates from the last months of the composer’s life in 1957 — making it one of a tiny handful of revisions from his pen dating to his final, silent, 30 years.
Both singers, baritone Jorma Hynninen and soprano Mari Anne Haggander, have a perfect idiomatic grasp of the music and the voices to handle its furthest demands.
Analyzed folder: /96kJeSib_OrcSon/96k Sibelius – Orchestra Songs (BIS)
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR15 -0.13 dB -20.65 dB A1 Serenad.wav
DR14 -0.00 dB -18.42 dB A2 Sangen om korsspindeln Op27.wav
DR14 -0.03 dB -21.23 dB A3 Pa verandan vid havet Op38-2.wav
DR16 -2.14 dB -24.34 dB A4 Kom nu hit, Doed Op60.wav
DR15 -3.91 dB -24.78 dB A5 Demanten pa marssnoen Op36-6.wav
DR14 -0.02 dB -19.12 dB A6 Koskenlaskian morsiammet.wav
DR13 -0.43 dB -20.20 dB B1 Oestkvaell Op38-1.wav
DR16 -0.46 dB -22.04 dB B2 Soluppgang Op37-3.wav
DR15 -0.66 dB -22.18 dB B3 Se’n har jag ej fragat mera Op17-1.wav
DR14 -2.03 dB -22.34 dB B4 Arioso Op3.wav
DR13 -2.17 dB -23.23 dB B5 Varen flyktar hastigt Op13-4.wav
DR14 -0.88 dB -20.62 dB B6 Luonnotar Op70.wav
Number of files: 12
Official DR value: DR14
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- System: Special Edition Denon DL 103
- Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
- 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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