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Re: Classical music currently playing.

Post by DarthMaul » 14 Jul 2019 20:48

JDJX wrote:
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Got past some of my Vivaldi albums. Opus 1, 2 and 3 respectively. 13 albums down now. (L’estro armonico is in three separate volumes, each counting as an album.)
Vavaldi is perhaps my favorite classical composer, I have more Vivaldi LPs than LPs from any other classical composer. :)
Do you have this recording?:

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Post by DarthMaul » 15 Jul 2019 02:17

Cancelled a playthrough mid-way through an album. My last copy of Vivaldi: The Four Seasons on Vox sounds like rice-crispies on Side 2. Side 1 is okay, and better sounding than my parents copy. Although I might do a cleanup from Side 1 of my latest copy and theirs on Side 2, I don't know. Bought another copy graded near-mint. Might record my old copy instead which has the speakers on the label. If I do, no images or post about it.

Edit: What am I thinking? My other copy is off-center on Side 2. Audibly impacts it.

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Re: Classical music currently playing.

Post by DarthMaul » 15 Jul 2019 03:39

DarthMaul wrote:
15 Jul 2019 02:17
Cancelled a playthrough mid-way through an album. My last copy of Vivaldi: The Four Seasons on Vox sounds like rice-crispies on Side 2. Side 1 is okay, and better sounding than my parents copy. Although I might do a cleanup from Side 1 of my latest copy and theirs on Side 2, I don't know. Bought another copy graded near-mint. Might record my old copy instead which has the speakers on the label. If I do, no images or post about it.

Edit: What am I thinking? My other copy is off-center on Side 2. Audibly impacts it.
Another copy was bought. Graded Near Mint. Fingers crossed that it's better than any of the other three copies.

Here's what's wrong with each of the copies I've got:

First copy (parents'): Side 1 lost high frequency resolution.
Second copy: Off center. Side 2 is audibly impacted. End of side might distort.
Third copy: Side 2 sounds like rice-crispies. Side 1 is better. Record Revirginizer helped Side 1 only. Recording of this record was cancelled early on Side 2.

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Post by Gravitar8 » 15 Jul 2019 12:00

I have more Beethoven LPs than LPs from any other classical composer. Interestingly- Here where I live, Beethoven LPs command higher prices on the classical LP market than other composers. I keep an eye out for them in my thrifting adventures and never pass one up that is in very good + shape. Make no mistake though- I do love listening to pretty much everything from Beethoven. Vivaldi is okay and I have a few versions of the Four Seasons which I put in the top 5 'overall' classical LP list along with another "one hit wonder" (lol) : Holst the Planets
DarthMaul wrote:
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JDJX wrote:
12 Jul 2019 21:50
DarthMaul wrote:
12 Jul 2019 04:50
Got past some of my Vivaldi albums. Opus 1, 2 and 3 respectively. 13 albums down now. (L’estro armonico is in three separate volumes, each counting as an album.)
Vavaldi is perhaps my favorite classical composer, I have more Vivaldi LPs than LPs from any other classical composer. :)
I have a lot by him too, but not as many as by Bach. Currently in an audio cleanup phase on the computer. Merely posting about what digitized files got cleaned up. "La Stravaganza, Opus 4" is the next Vivaldi work I need to deal with, spread over two albums. The next major record plays are Haydn. Not ready to do that yet. In the past, this recording would have been from a US pressing on the Philips label with a green cover. This time, it's from original Netherlands pressings with the maroon labels. Sound quality is considerably better.

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Re: Classical music currently playing.

Post by JDJX » 15 Jul 2019 18:03

Another Purcell LP.....
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Post by DarthMaul » 15 Jul 2019 23:36

Gravitar8 wrote:
15 Jul 2019 12:00
I have more Beethoven LPs than LPs from any other classical composer. Interestingly- Here where I live, Beethoven LPs command higher prices on the classical LP market than other composers. I keep an eye out for them in my thrifting adventures and never pass one up that is in very good + shape. Make no mistake though- I do love listening to pretty much everything from Beethoven. Vivaldi is okay and I have a few versions of the Four Seasons which I put in the top 5 'overall' classical LP list along with another "one hit wonder" (lol) : Holst the Planets
DarthMaul wrote:
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12 Jul 2019 21:50


Vavaldi is perhaps my favorite classical composer, I have more Vivaldi LPs than LPs from any other classical composer. :)
I have a lot by him too, but not as many as by Bach. Currently in an audio cleanup phase on the computer. Merely posting about what digitized files got cleaned up. "La Stravaganza, Opus 4" is the next Vivaldi work I need to deal with, spread over two albums. The next major record plays are Haydn. Not ready to do that yet. In the past, this recording would have been from a US pressing on the Philips label with a green cover. This time, it's from original Netherlands pressings with the maroon labels. Sound quality is considerably better.
Speaking of Beethoven, keep an eye out for any originals by William Steinberg and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!

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Post by Gravitar8 » 16 Jul 2019 18:26

Steinberg and Pitts? Sure- i may even have a few in my collection. Im in the process of organizing and alphabeticizing having picked up another 100 LPs or so... What's the story on the Steinberg Beethovens?
DarthMaul wrote:
15 Jul 2019 23:36
Gravitar8 wrote:
15 Jul 2019 12:00
I have more Beethoven LPs than LPs from any other classical composer. Interestingly- Here where I live, Beethoven LPs command higher prices on the classical LP market than other composers. I keep an eye out for them in my thrifting adventures and never pass one up that is in very good + shape. Make no mistake though- I do love listening to pretty much everything from Beethoven. Vivaldi is okay and I have a few versions of the Four Seasons which I put in the top 5 'overall' classical LP list along with another "one hit wonder" (lol) : Holst the Planets
DarthMaul wrote:
13 Jul 2019 02:33


I have a lot by him too, but not as many as by Bach. Currently in an audio cleanup phase on the computer. Merely posting about what digitized files got cleaned up. "La Stravaganza, Opus 4" is the next Vivaldi work I need to deal with, spread over two albums. The next major record plays are Haydn. Not ready to do that yet. In the past, this recording would have been from a US pressing on the Philips label with a green cover. This time, it's from original Netherlands pressings with the maroon labels. Sound quality is considerably better.
Speaking of Beethoven, keep an eye out for any originals by William Steinberg and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!

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Re: Classical music currently playing.

Post by DarthMaul » 17 Jul 2019 02:18

Gravitar8,

They happen to be my favorite cycle of the Beethoven symphonies. However, it ain't easy to come across the original pressings. Still trying to find an original of Symphony No. 7 on Command, and no luck. The sound quality of the recordings, especially the older pressings, is great.

Speaking of things, last night I finished cleaning up the Vivaldi work "La Cetra". It's the 12 Concerti Opus 9. The only Vivaldi works left for me are those of Opus 10, 11 and 12. The last Vivaldi album is "Il Pastor Fido", which isn't actually by Vivaldi.

Edit: Just got done with The 6 Flute Concertos, Opus 10. Not much when it comes to pops. Nothing major was spotted when I scrolled through the waveform. Just sent it to Click Repair much more quickly than normal. Going to see how much cleanup work Opus 11 and 12 need.

Speaking of new record acquisitions, my latest copy of the first Bach Flute Sonata volume arrived. Looks terrific at first glance, with no graying even under a bright flashlight. But the inner grooves have peak distortion issues. Reducing the anti-skate a little helped with the flute on the inner grooves on the left channel. Settling between 0.25 and 0.5 grams. That flute is closely miked. Nothing I can do about it. Might have to record it as it is and clean up the sound as best I can. Going to keep the old recording effort around. Very slightly moved the arm forwards from its location, bringing the cantilever into a position virtually tangent with that record's grooves, making a mild improvement. Not that noticeable but might help. Wondering if the mono record is a better choice...

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Post by DarthMaul » 17 Jul 2019 03:57

Update:

Just dealt with the files from the concertos of Opus 11 and 12. Not much to manually remove there. Got Click Repair going quickly too. Nice that I don't have to spend gobs of time here either.

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Post by JDJX » 17 Jul 2019 18:18

Boccherini - String Quintets

This was wonderfully preformed by "The Stradivari Quintet".
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Post by Gravitar8 » 18 Jul 2019 00:25

Will keep eyes open for those versions and will report back here after i finish organizing my classical LP collection. Sidetracked at the moment due to being a bit floored by the Burwen Research dynamic noise filter that I have finally tried. Connected into the pre-amp tape loop I am slightly FLOORED- something definitely pleasing going on here- major pops removed and yet somehow more robustness. almost like my memory of using a DBX compressor/sub sonic harmonizer in days past. Just WOW.

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Post by DarthMaul » 19 Jul 2019 01:32

Sounds amazing. Never heard of such a thing. Wish I could afford one. Listening to another copy of Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. Gli Accademici di Milano on Vox STPL 511.480. Last copy I got was terrible on Side 2. Got my fingers crossed that this one is better. Tested the inner grooves earlier.
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Edit: Side 1 sounded great. Side 2 is sounding great so far. Much better than the previous copy of this pressing of the record. As a matter of fact, this record is better than any of the previous copies of the album I listened to. Side 2 does have an off-center appearance, but it's not as bad as the last good copy I got.

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Post by DarthMaul » 19 Jul 2019 02:54

Update: That record only had one big pop. Strings of light crackles occurred every now and then on both sides, but nothing compared to the previous copy. Finished the cleanup fast because the big pop was in a silent section at the start of the second concerto. I knew it wasn't going to leave an artifact when removed.

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Post by banerjba » 19 Jul 2019 03:27

Well it is an odd one tonight. Hans Werner Henze: The Tedious Way of the Place of Natascha Ungeheuer on a 1973 DG lp. This is also from Princeton and was once in the collection of the Hartford (Connecticut) Public Library. It is a cacophonous mess. Atonal music with male baritone lyrics. Very good condition likely because it was not popular.

Mid century socialist commentary, intellectual music when anything with a tune or beauty was considered old fashion. 46 years later, I have never heard of this piece nor seen a more recent recording. Likely for a good reason. I cleaned and listened to it once and this is round 2. Not likely to get another play from me any time soon.

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Post by Gravitar8 » 19 Jul 2019 11:53

Q- anyone else experienced this?
SOME (maybe 5%?) classical LP's in my collection have a low almost droning bass frequency where as the other 95% do not (and sound quite very nice). I've checked tracking force, subwoofer settings etc and all is in check. I am convinced that what I am hearing is simply the result of 'poor' recording or mastering. One that stuck out was the DG The Super Concert 100 minutes of.....
Other than the low, hazy bass drone this double LP sounds fantastic. Another possibility is groove degradation even though visual inspection it looks great?

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