Virpi Raisanen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Virpi Raisanen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Virpi Räisänen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 53:24 minutes | 2,31 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 53:24 minutes | 890 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Virpi Räisänen, one of the most sought after Finnish female singing talents at the moment, has garnered an impressive list of honours and achievements both as a mezzo soprano and earlier as a concert violinist. Next to her successful violin career singing was always her other passion, earning her singing diploma with the highest distinction. Her warm mezzo voice and her strong musicality is leading her from one success to another. "The Legacy of Mahler" is a collection of late Romanticism Lieder by Mahler as well as Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, Dmitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten, who were all strongly inspired by Mahler. Räisänen's duo partner at the piano is the highly-acclaimed Marita Viitasalo.

Much is made of Virpi Räisänen’s dual career path. Though an accomplished violinist, she is now making her name as a mezzo-soprano – not unprecedented but indeed rare, and with obviously positive artistic side effects. With a Nordic timbre suggesting a genetic kinship with Karita Mattila, Räisänen’s instrument is clear, clean and beautifully produced from a technical standpoint, with an extra something that’s initially hard to put your finger on. Then, as the recital goes on, you realise a violinist’s sensibility is at work and, with it, a lack of what many of her vocal counterparts seem to consider inevitable, such as pitch-obscuring vibrato at high volumes and a lack of fine details in any given vocal line. As much as her sound recalls Mattila, her vocal line is like Felicity Lott’s.

The programme’s theme, ‘The Legacy of Mahler’, is not pursued strictly. The Mahler selections are early works that other composers aren’t likely to have known but were basic to Mahler’s aesthetic and were refracted through works that have reached a bigger public. Early works by other major composers such as Schoenberg, Berg, Britten and Shostakovich also chart the early evolution of great artistic personalities.

Tracklist:

01 - Gustav Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 3: No. 2. Ablösung im Sommer
02 - Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 1. Frühlingsmorgen
03 - Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 2. Erinnerung
04 - Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 3. Hans und Grethe
05 - Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 4. Serenade aus Don Juan
06 - Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 5. Phantasie aus Don Juan
07 - Alban Berg: Jugendlieder, Vol. 1: Sehnsucht I
08 - Berg: Jugendlieder, Vol. 2: Er klagt, daß der Frühling so kurz blüht
09 - Berg: Jugendlieder, Vol. 2: Regen
10 - Berg: Schließe mir die Augen beide (1st setting)
11 - Berg: Schließe mir die Augen beide (2nd setting)
12 - Berg: 4 Lieder, Op. 2: No. 1. Schlafen, schlafen
13 - Berg: An Leukon
14 - Arnold Schoenberg: Brettl-Lieder: No. 6. Galathea
15 - Schoenberg: Brettl-Lieder: No. 2. Einfältiges Lied
16 - Schoenberg: Brettl-Lieder: No. 1. Der genügsame Liebhaber
17 - Dmitri Shostakovich: 2 Fables of Krilov, Op. 4: No. 1. The Dragon - Fly and the Ant
18 - Shostakovich: 2 Fables of Krilov, Op. 4: No. 2. The Donkey and the Nightingale
19 - Benjamin Britten: A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 1. A Cradle Song
20 - Britten: A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 2. The Highland Balou
21 - Britten: A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 3. Sephestia's Lullaby
22 - Britten: A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 4. A Charm
23 - Britten: A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 5. The Nurse's Song

Produced by Seppo Siirala. Engineered by Enno Mäemets.
Recorded on October 31, November 1 & 3, 2011 at Järvenpää Hall
A 24-bit recording in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition)

Musicians:
Virpi Räisänen - mezzo-soprano
Marita Viitasalo - piano

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DSD 5.6mHz using the Merging Horus/Hapi In and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.

DSD5.6mHz was created using Merging Horus/Hapi A/D converter, calibrated to the required format, and a dCS Vivaldi clock.

2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme.
Analyzed: Virpi Räisänen, Marita Viitasalo / The Legacy of Mahler
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR16 -10.74 dB -31.40 dB 1:50 01-Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 3: No. 2. Ablösung im Sommer
DR14 -11.80 dB -31.73 dB 2:00 02-Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 1. Frühlingsmorgen
DR15 -6.59 dB -30.12 dB 3:00 03-Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 2. Erinnerung
DR17 -6.63 dB -30.41 dB 2:27 04-Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 3. Hans und Grethe
DR13 -10.39 dB -29.40 dB 1:48 05-Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 4. Serenade aus Don Juan
DR13 -13.52 dB -33.02 dB 2:44 06-Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 5. Phantasie aus Don Juan
DR14 -13.00 dB -31.90 dB 1:14 07-Jugendlieder, Vol. 1: Sehnsucht I
DR12 -13.08 dB -32.24 dB 1:04 08-Jugendlieder, Vol. 2: Er klagt, daß der Frühling so kurz blüht
DR11 -14.39 dB -33.02 dB 1:31 09-Jugendlieder, Vol. 2: Regen
DR12 -12.46 dB -33.68 dB 1:05 10-Schließe mir die Augen beide (1st setting)
DR13 -10.03 dB -29.22 dB 1:40 11-Schließe mir die Augen beide (2nd setting)
DR13 -12.95 dB -33.00 dB 2:57 12-4 Lieder, Op. 2: No. 1. Schlafen, schlafen
DR12 -6.94 dB -27.31 dB 1:28 13-An Leukon
DR15 -6.59 dB -28.17 dB 3:16 14-Brettl-Lieder: No. 6. Galathea
DR15 -6.29 dB -28.51 dB 2:35 15-Brettl-Lieder: No. 2. Einfältiges Lied
DR15 -8.36 dB -29.80 dB 2:58 16-Brettl-Lieder: No. 1. Der genügsame Liebhaber
DR16 -9.10 dB -31.05 dB 2:41 17-2 Fables of Krilov, Op. 4: No. 1. The Dragon - Fly and the Ant
DR14 -12.36 dB -30.57 dB 4:57 18-2 Fables of Krilov, Op. 4: No. 2. The Donkey and the Nightingale
DR13 -11.13 dB -33.99 dB 2:25 19-A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 1. A Cradle Song
DR14 -10.34 dB -31.39 dB 2:01 20-A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 2. The Highland Balou
DR12 -11.54 dB -30.03 dB 2:01 21-A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 3. Sephestia's Lullaby
DR14 -9.49 dB -29.95 dB 1:46 22-A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 4. A Charm
DR14 -10.02 dB -31.07 dB 3:58 23-A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 5. The Nurse's Song
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Number of tracks: 23
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 5644800 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 11290 kbps
Codec: DSD128
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