[SACD-R][OF] Herberf von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Karajan Conducts Wagner: Overtures & Preludes - 1974/2010 (Classical/Orchestral)

Формат записи/Источник записи: [SACD-R][OF]
Наличие водяных знаков: Нет
Год издания/переиздания диска: 1974/2010
Жанр: Classical/Orchestral
Издатель (лейбл): EMI / Esoteric
Продолжительность: 01:17:21
Наличие сканов в содержимом раздачи: Только обложка альбома
Karajan Conducts Wagner
Overtures and Preludes

1. Prelude to Act 1 from "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg"
2. Overture from "Tannhauser" (Paris Version)
3. Venusburg Music from "Tannhauser" (Paris Version)
4. Prelude to Act 1 from "Lohengrin"
5. Prelude to Act 3 from "Lohengrin"
6. Overture "Der Fliegende Hollander"
7. Prelude to Act 1 from "Tristan und Isolde"
8. Liebestod from "Tristan und Isolde"
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Chorus of Deutsche Oper, Berlin
Контейнер: ISO (*.iso)
Тип рипа: image
Разрядность: 64(2,8 MHz/1 Bit)
Формат: DSD
Количество каналов: 2.0
Доп. информация: Label: EMI Classics
Recorded: 22 September & 1, 15-19 October 1974, Berlin
Producer: Michel Glotz
Balance Engineer: Wolfgang Gulich
Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (JVC Mastering Center)
DSD mastering
Product ID: ESSE-90046. Iso was made with sacd-ripper for PS3, from the magical Mr_Wicked.
Источник (релизер): ManWhoCan (PS³SACD)

Лог DR
foobar2000 1.3.13 / Замер динамического диапазона (DR) 1.1.1
Дата отчёта: 2017-09-10 19:00:00
Анализ: Herbert von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker / WAGNER OVERTURES & PRELUDES
DR Пики RMS Продолжительность трека
DR11 0.00 дБ -16.23 дБ 9:38 01-Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Vorspiel (Prelude), 1.Aufzug - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
DR11 -0.63 дБ -17.98 дБ 11:38 02-Tannhauser (Paris Version): Overture from Tannhauser (Paris Version)
DR11 -0.46 дБ -17.90 дБ 12:17 03-Tannhauser (Paris Version): Venusberg Music from Tannhauser (Paris Version)
DR14 -1.65 дБ -23.18 дБ 9:47 04-Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I from Lohengrin
DR11 -0.69 дБ -17.83 дБ 3:19 05-Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin
DR11 0.00 дБ -16.26 дБ 11:48 06-Der Fliegende Hollander: Overture from Der Fliegende Hollander
DR15 -2.01 дБ -23.76 дБ 11:46 07-Tristan und Isolde: Prelude (concert version: arr. Humperdinck) from Tristan und Isolde
DR13 -2.80 дБ -23.25 дБ 7:08 08-Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod (concert version: arr. Humperdinck) from Tristan und Isolde
Количество треков: 8
Реальные значения DR: DR12
Частота: 2822400 Гц / Частота PCM: 88200 Гц
Каналов: 2
Разрядность: 24
Битрейт: 5645 кбит/с
Кодек: DSD64
Об альбоме (сборнике)
Originally EMI analogue recording with new DSD mastering 🙂
SA-CD.net review by Jonalogic February 5, 2011:
I have just auditioned this. The performances are fine in that burnished Karajan/BPO way; however, the sound is rather problematical, to put it mildly. Whatever you may think of Karajan (in my case, not a lot…) I don’t think that it could be denied that his Wagner – particularly when backed by ‘perfektion orkester’ playing from the BPO – was a formidable proposition. Think of being rolled over by a Panzer tank…
So it is, here. You can argue the merits of Klemperer, Szell, Solti & Knappertsbusch’s Wagner til the cows come home, but these are fine readings, powerfully played.
So much for the good news. However, I must advise that the recording – frankly – sounds very odd indeed to me: pinched sounding, nasally coloured, diffuse imaging, no central focus, bass-light & rather phasey. In short, it’s rather reminiscent of the nasty SQ encoding that these recordings were originally released in by EMI back in ’74. I recall these only too well, as I was unfortunate enough to be testing these generation zero ‘quad’ technologies for the BBC Research Department at the time…! Not a pretty experience, to be sure. The best thing that could be said about CBS’s long & deservedly extinct SQ matrix pseudo-quad system was that it was definitely even-handed in relation of the presentation of stereo & quad programme material – it sounded quite abysmal in both; anyone for 90 degrees phase difference between L & R signals for front centre images?
So, surely, SURELY Esoteric didn’t use an SQ-encoded stereo master here?! If so, what had they been smoking beforehand?
I have written to the UK importer to try and find out more about this recording.
For the moment, though, I would hazard extreme caution. You have been warned.
Review by petrushka1975 March 21, 2012:
I have quite a different opinion about the sonics of this disc than the reviewer above. It is a very good transfer preserving beautifully the hall sound & spatial information. The brass & mass strings sound more recessed than forward, but not in a way that is smoothed over or lacks detail; it reveals a lot of subtle harmonies & variation — a boon for anything Wagner. This contributes to an overall impression of sophistication & restraint & goes quite well with Karajan’s Wagner conducting which is always more cerebral than visceral.
As a comparison to other discs in the Esoteric reissue program, I find the sound to be comparable in quality & character to the Beethoven Overtures disc conducted by Sir Colin Davis. It is very good even if it does not reach the sonic heights of the Decca discs in the program, but those are highest demonstration quality recordings to start with & will better the present recording on any format.
As to the source material used in the remastering, the packaging only says (in Japanese) “remastered from original analog master tapes”. In comparison, the Kleiber Schubert Unfinished/No. 3 released at the same time says on the spine paper insert “remastered & mixed down in 24bit/96KHz from the highest quality, original 4 channel analog tapes”. You may draw your own conclusion about what this means. Personally I don’t obsess over these sort of details & always prefer evaluating a disc based on the final sonic merits, & to that end Esoteric has not disappointed.