Ashkenazy/Kertesz/LSO – Mozart: Piano Concertos 8 & 9 (original UK pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: István Kertész
# Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Decca Records | SXL 6259
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.55GB), 24-bit/96kHz (794MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (189MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Track listing:

Side One
Piano Concerto No. 9 In E Flat Major, K.271
01 – I. Allegro
02 – II. Andantino
03 – III. Presto – Menuetto – Presto

Side Two
Piano Concerto No. 8 In C Major, K.246
04 – I. Allegro Aperto
05 – II. Andante
06 – III. Tempo Di Menuetto

07 – Rondo In A Major, K.386

Vladimir Ashkenazy – piano

Recorded 12 May – 2 June 1966 in Kingsway Hall, London.

Additional info can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Milty Pro Zerostat 3

Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Audio Technica AT33PTG/II
AVID Pellar preamp
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC
PC

Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only), iZotope RX3

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14 Comments.

  1. Special thanks go out to Jean-Luc for donating this rare album!

  2. Zounds, Steve, what a gorgeous transfer. I took down the 24/192 and playing it on VLC Media Player, it is so rich, full and clear.
    On top of that, Ashkenazy has long been one of my favorite Pianists. I just like the guy’s work at playing and conducting.
    A thousand thanks, and kudos for your work.
    Bob

  3. Outstanding! It is hard to believe this recording is half-century old. I wish many pop/rock/jazz records of the same age sounded as good as this one.

  4. I was practically weened on Kertesz’ Mozart with the LSO and Curzon from the same period. Listening to this Magic with a huge smile on my face.

    This rip a Perfect Storm.
    1. Excellent 1st pressing and great Engineering from Decca (thanks Jean-Luc !)
    2. Kertesz with the LS(O) in their prime and a young(ish) Ashkenazy 🙂
    3. Steve’s deft touch on the controls, which is very hands off, thanks to his awesome rig where every little bit adds to the magic…

    This post deserves a Rosette in the Penguin Guide 😀

  5. Thank you very much.

  6. ohnothimagen

    Beautiful LP and rip, really enjoyed it!
    Thanks to you both!

  7. donny naides

    Beautiful sound. Many thanks.

    dn

  8. many thanks

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