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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