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Thread: Philadephia Met Riccardo Muti Mussorsky Quiz

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    Default Philadephia Met Riccardo Muti Mussorsky Quiz

    Arguably the best recording ever, of Mussorsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, took place in March and October of 1978
    conducted by Riccardo Muti with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Old Metropolitan Opera House Philadelphia.

    (Ah my spelling of Philadelphia is wrong in the title sorry )

    I am thinking and hoping it is in some forum members collections. It was on Angel EMI as a LP and was reissued by EMI Classics on CD

    Now the quiz is, what is the background sound heard on track 11 at 1.11 ? lasting for at least 6 seconds. For those with the LP The last section The Great gate of Kiev

    The Metropolitan Opera House was reopened in December 2018 with a concert by Bob Dylan .

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    Suspect it is a violinist picking up their bow and getting it ready.

    Or the sound recordist lighting a fag.
    Main: Tidal/Roon > MiniITX > Metrum Hex > LDR > either Radford STA25 V or Trilogy 968 > Tannoy (Eaton or Berkeley).
    2nd: Tidal/Roon > Roopio on Pi > Chevron Paradox > Firebottle Buffer > Sugden Masterclass IA-4 > Kudos Cardea


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Suspect it is a violinist picking up their bow and getting it ready.

    Or the sound recordist lighting a fag.
    er ... no not either of those two, but you are right you need to be listening closely.

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    It helps having a pre which lets all the detail through.
    Main: Tidal/Roon > MiniITX > Metrum Hex > LDR > either Radford STA25 V or Trilogy 968 > Tannoy (Eaton or Berkeley).
    2nd: Tidal/Roon > Roopio on Pi > Chevron Paradox > Firebottle Buffer > Sugden Masterclass IA-4 > Kudos Cardea


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    It helps having a pre which lets all the detail through.
    Yes agree, it helps a lot, early days in the Quiz, but suggests the other pre's out there are just not letting the quiz answer to be heard.

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    Whilst waiting for some brave soul to perhaps answer the Quiz, here are some of life's other unanswered questions :
    https://www.instructables.com/commun...-questions.../

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    Can anyone solve the Quiz ?

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    Yes!

    but I had some help.
    Main: Tidal/Roon > MiniITX > Metrum Hex > LDR > either Radford STA25 V or Trilogy 968 > Tannoy (Eaton or Berkeley).
    2nd: Tidal/Roon > Roopio on Pi > Chevron Paradox > Firebottle Buffer > Sugden Masterclass IA-4 > Kudos Cardea


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    Edward had a little help and knows the correct answer, but anyone else ?
    A clue is, your speakers should reproduce low frequencies to hear it.
    Another is if you caught it at that exact time, you might have missed the concert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Dependant Resistor View Post
    Edward had a little help and knows the correct answer, but anyone else ?
    A clue is, your speakers should reproduce low frequencies to hear it.
    Another is if you caught it at that exact time, you might have missed the concert.
    I don't have that recording but I do have a wondering 1960s recording of the Vegh Quartet playing Beethoven, and you can clearly hear the buses pulling away from the bus stop or traffic lights outside the studio (which may well have been Abbey Road).
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers with Tannoy ST50 supertweeters; Amp - Silvercore 833C monoblocks; preamp TBA watch this space; Vinyl: Schopper'd Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 9 inch and Ikeda IT-407 12 inch tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Takumi, Ikeda 9TT, vintage Ortofon SPU GM and SPU Gold; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Miyajima/Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage Allnic H7000V used with Miyajima ETR-Mono and ETR-Stereo SUTs; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily enhanced AN DAC based on kit but aspiring to DAC5 spec.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Marantz PM-4; Digital: CDP Sony CDP-X3000ES & Arcam rBlink; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT 1503 MkI broadcast arm, Ortofon SPU Classic GM, Ortofon 2-15k SUT and Puresound Tenuto platter mat

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