Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this pearl What is truly amazing to me is the fact that this version was originally recorded in 1959 (!!!). While the strings might seem a bit thin in places to some, the basses and woodwinds really shine in this recording. Ansermet’s crisp, up-tempo interpretation of the score is one of the best ever, in my estimation, and not to be missed. Ansermet delivers a lean, muscular performance of the ‘Ninth’ with a slow movement of cool beauty. The youthful choir adds real zest to the finale and aided by a quartet of star soloists (this was Joan Sutherland’s first recording for Decca) Ansermet gives the choral finale real nobility.
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven Performer: Joan Sutherland, Norma Procter, Anton Dermota, Arnold van Mill Orchestra: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande Conductor: Ernest Ansermet Vinyl (1961) Number of Discs: 1 Format: Flac Label: Decca DR-Analysis: DR 15 Size: 1.31 GB
# Composers: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Borodin
# Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Decca | SXL 2268
# Size: 1.14GB (24/96) + 311MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post
This one is an experiment, and as such, I would like your feedback. I’ve been using iZoTope RX2 as part of my workflow for quite some time now and figured it was time to try using the newer version – RX3.
This particular rip has been hanging around for quite some time. The album was in less than stellar condition (contrary to what was advertised when I bought it), and so I never got around to processing it.
This post was cleaned up using nothing but RX3 (manually, of course) and overall, I’m pretty pleased with the way it came out – especially considering the condition it was in when I started. Hopefully, the good folks at Speakers Corner will get around to releasing this at some point.
Liszt’s Eine Faust-Symphonie, based on the Faust legend, is an hour-long work for tenor, choir and orchestra, based on the Faust legend. The Suisse Romande Orchestra take to this complex score, one with which they could hardly have been familiar, with clear enthusiasm and imbue the performance with alertness and vivacity. The woodwind playing of the orchestra (not always enjoyed by critics) in the Gretchen movement is especially sensitive. Ansermet is direct, honest and conveys emotional intensity without resorting to sentimentality or the vulgarity to which conductors of this music are sometimes prone.
# Composer: Franz Liszt # Performer: Werner Krenn
# Orchestra: Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1968)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac # DR-Analysis: DR 15 # Label: Decca
# ASIN: B001APFIOC # Size:1.81 GB # Scan: yes
# Server: FF
Reposted, now with FF links Like most Ansermet performances with his beloved Suisse Romande Orchestra, these 1957/59 readings are precise and well-articulated, engineered to perfection and captured in glorious golden-age stereo.
# Composer: Leo Delibes # Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande # Conductor: Ernest Ansermet # Vinyl (1957/59) # Number of discs: 1 # Format: Flac (tracks) # Label: London (Decca) # DR-Analysis: DR 13 # ASIN CD:B00005HW1Z # Size:978 MB # Scan: yes # Server: FileFactory
Mario del Monaco has the perfect voice for Manrico. His interpretation contrasts with the sweet and moving Leonora sung by Renata Tebaldi.
Reposted, now on FF
# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi # Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Giulietta Simionato, Giorgio Tozzi
# Orchestra: Coro del Maggio Fiorentino, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande # Conductor: Alberto Erede
# Vinyls (1956) # Number of Discs: 3 # Format: Flac (Tracks) # Label: London (Decca) # DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B00000E2QV # Size: 2.38 GB # Scan: yes # Server: FF