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17 Dec 2014

24/48: Suzanne Danco sings... Schumann. Liederkreis ... Faure. Bonne Chanson ... Ravel. Sheherazade, Poemes de Stephane Mallarme, Melodies hebraiques - Decca 1953/1955


Robert Schumann:  "Liederkreis", op.39       /       Gabriel Faure:  "La Bonne Chanson", Op.61 **
2 files zip 16/44 FLAC  Mega Download              2 files zip 24/48 XR FLAC  Mega Download         Suzanne Danco, Soprano - with  Guido Agosti, piano  

Maurice Ravel:  "Sheherazade"  /  "Trois Poemes de Stephane Mallarme" ** /  "Deux Melodies hebraiques
3 files zip 16/44 FLAC  Mega Download              3 files zip 24/48 XR FLAC  Mega Download          Suzanne Danco - Suisse Romande Orchestra  conducted by  Ernest Ansermet

Decca  LX 3107  10" 1953 LP/matrices: DRL1209 -2A / DRL1210 -2A    /    Decca  ECS 816  STEREO (electronic **)  1978 LP/matrices: EAL12707 -1G / EAL12708 -1G
Recorded: 8/9 April 1952  &  Oct./Nov.1954 - Victoria Hall, Geneva    (The 1952 recordings were re-issued 1957 as Decca/London LL 1324  - no LXT release)
'Mallarme' + Faure are single-channel from the electronic-stereo. Liederkreis LX 3107 additionally auto-de-clicked after vast effort (the surfaces, whilst appearing mint, were stunningly noisy due to inferior matrix processing: now just a subdued trace of 'hash' at side-ends (and sounding superior to Mr Pristine's effort !! mp3 sample - second part is Liederkreis)
October 2016: 24/96 files converted to 24/48 - slight (1.5dB) treble added to 'Liederkreis' - a few ticks removed from 'Sheherazade'..  
Liederkreis:  Not on CD   Two Hebrew Melodies:  Not on CD as stereo.  EMG reviews / Sleeve-notes / "The Times" - obituary 2000 >>>




7 comments:

  1. Wonderful voice, beautiful transfers! Thank you very much for these wonderful LP's!

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  2. Hi Tin Ear,
    Thanks for that great post.
    In my opinion Danco is the best choice for Sheherazade, better than Crespin with the same forces. I think she recorded that piece with Ansermet 3 times, 2 monophonic rec (one with Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire, the other with OSR) and one stereo still with OSR.
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  3. Hello Pablo,
    I'll have to take a memory stick to the main computer to see if I agree with you about the transfers (or take the computer to the main HiFi) -as only listen to these transfers on the laptop Sony speaker editing set-up.

    I'd bet the London 12" was rather better than this 10" Liederkreis - which was shocking for matrix-noise: '1.8' de-click (which cleared most of the remaining defects) - using the second JVC X-1 cartridge (of uncertain hours)..

    The 2 electronic-stereos folded-down into mono perfectly OK - lost some added 'resonance' that way; but the ECS 'Heure Espagnole' sounds better as 'stereo'.

    I'd never really listened properly to Danco before - as don't really like the Faure Requiem - and my mint original Erede/SRO is probably another inferior 1951 transfer compared to later - and the Berlioz Cincinnati is very strange sound (sort of impressive, though) of a similar date.

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  4. THANK YOU! so much_the transfer for the Maurice Ravel: "Sheherazade"
    is first rate!
    Truly shines on a TANNOY 15" GOLD custom monitor.

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  5. I've 'suddenly' realized that it has been a long time (and now time to find another hobby)!

    Will drag the desktop to the main (non QUAD) HiFi/s to check whether some, very infrequent, surface 'blips' are particularly obvious.

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  6. Not sure that I'll get-around to the 'promised' new transfer of Sheherazade - though may do a 24/96 (or 24/48) of some nice Ansermet mono's?

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