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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No.41 in C major 'Jupiter', K. 551

Bruno Walter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


From Wikipedia

"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, on 10 August 1788. It was the last symphony that he composed, and also the longest.

The work is nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony. This name stems not from Mozart but rather was likely coined by the impresario Johann Peter Salomon in an early arrangement for piano."

Recording Information

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Work Symphony No. 41 in C Major 'Jupiter', K. 551
Orchestra The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Bruno Walter
Date Recorded 11th January 1938
Date Restored 19th December 2015
Serial Numbers HMV DB3428-31
Recording Cutter Blumlein
Bandwidth 35Hz to 8kHz
Transfer Stylus 2.8 mil truncated elliptical
Transfer Cartridge Stanton 500 at 5g
Transfer Turntable Hitachi HT-350 at 78RPM
Cutter Compensation 300Hz first order lift down to 30Hz
Click Reduction DeClick, wavelet mode, 62, 2 passes
Crackle Reduction DeCrackle, wavelet mode, 60, 2 passes
Low Frequency NR DeNoise LF, mono, 150Hz, -57dB
Wideband NR DeNoise, auto noise floor, -10dB reduction
Limiting Filter 48dB/octave Butterworth, at bandwidth limits
Additional Eq. None needed

Restoration Notes

This is a great recording for its era, with bandwidth extending right up to 8kHz, but most impressively all the way down to 35Hz for the timpani. This is the first full transfer I have done using the automatic noise floor feature in DeNoise, with excellent results, yielding a much better sensitivity to low level information towards the end of each side as the noise floor drops off. There are 7 sides in total, with some rather sneaky (if I say so myself) edits to ensure continuity.

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Michael Fearnley 2015