Toscanini / NSO – Respighi: The Pines … The Fountains Of Rome (original US pressing, mono)

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# Composer: Ottorino Respighi
# Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
# Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra
# Vinyl (1953)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 11
# Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | LM-1768
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.23GB), 24-bit/96kHz (618MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (162MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

The definitive recording of these works by a conductor that knew the composer well.

It is mono but it is superb both in performance and reproduction.

Track listing:

Side One
The Pines of Rome
01 – I. The Pines Of The Villa Borghese
02 – II. The Pines Near A Catacomb
03 – III. The Pines Of The Janiculum
04 – IV. The Pines Of The Appian Way

Side Two
The Fountains of Rome
05 – I. The Fountain Of Valle Giulia At Dawn
06 – II. The Triton Fountain At Morning
07 – III. The Fountain Of Trevi At Midday
08 – IV. The Villa Medici Fountain At Sunset

Additional information and full booklet artwork can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5

Music Hall MMF-7.1
– Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0
– Music Hall cork mat
Ortofon 2M Mono SE
SimAudio Moon 110LP preamp
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC
PC

Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only), iZotope RX3

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12 Comments.

  1. it makes your mind travel …thanks

  2. Thank you so much

  3. Priceless. I heard Respighi for the first time right here from Boxset. Thank you!

  4. Terrific. Thank You.

  5. Thank you Steve!
    One of my favorites; yours will be an upgrade to a rip of the same LP that I have had for quite a while now.

  6. Many thanks Steve!

  7. “It is mono but it is superb both in performance and reproduction.”

    You got that right!
    Thanks Steve.
    Bob

  8. Thank you very much

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