All thanks for this beauty go to Jean-Luc
Géza Anda’s interpretations of Mozart’s piano concertos are immortal classics that should not be overlooked. Granted, it is a crowded field, which include many excellent accounts (Perahia’s, for example). But these recordings – made in Salzburg – are fine examples of the rare moments in music making when a soloist and ensemble forms a coherent unit. Anda and his Salzburger team know Mozart by heart, and they perform these works with an unmatched dedication and sophistication. Technical brilliance is not the ultimate goal here; it is rather the music itself, how to let it flow with a balanced passion. This keeps the element of spontaneity, so crucial in Mozart’s music, alive and sparkling.
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Geza Anda
Orchestra: Camerata Academica Des Salzburger Mozarteums
Conductor: Geza Anda
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 911 MB
During his lifetime Geza Anda was acknowledged as among the foremost interpreters of Mozart’s piano scores, perfoming annually at the Salzburg Festival towards the end of his life. His Mozart piano concerto cycle was the first to be recorded almost in its entirety by one soloist and orchestra. It was also the first to have the orchestra under the soloist’s direction. Recorded over the span of several years, these performances still sound quite vividly clear and crisp. The sound quality on these recordings is absolutely first rate.
Credit is due to Deutsche Grammophon’s recording engineers; these are some of the label’s best recordings from the 1960’s. As a soloist, Anda gives introspective, yet passionate, readings of Mozart’s scores which lack the exuberance of Daniel Barenboim’s performances with the English Chamber Orchestra, but are as polished as Alfred Brendel’s with the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields under Sir Neville Marriner’s direction. Most noteworthy are his performances of the 14th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 26th and 27th concerti, but the others sound fine too.
|Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 27 B-dur KV 595|
|A1||1. Satz: Allegro|
|A2||2. Satz: Larghetto|
|A3||3. Satz: Allegro|
|Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 F-dur KV 37|
|B1||1. Satz: Allegro|
|B2||2. Satz: Andante|
|B3||3. Satz: Allegro|
Analyzed folder: /96kWAM_PiCons37-559_An/96k WAM – Piano Concerti KV 37, KV 559 – Anda
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -2.59 dB -21.52 dB A1 Konzert fuer Klavier und Orchester Nr. 27 B-dur KV 595 – 1. Satz- Allegro.aif
DR16 -4.50 dB -26.47 dB A2 Konzert fuer Klavier und Orchester Nr. 27 B-dur KV 595 – 2. Satz- Larghetto.aif
DR14 -1.87 dB -21.57 dB A3 Konzert fuer Klavier und Orchester Nr. 27 B-dur KV 595 – 3. Satz- Allegro.aif
DR14 -1.64 dB -18.91 dB B1 Konzert fuer Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 F-dur KV 37 – 1. Satz- Allegro.aif
DR12 -6.74 dB -24.06 dB B2 Konzert fuer Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 F-dur KV 37 – 2. Satz- Andante.aif
DR14 -1.40 dB -18.84 dB B3 Konzert fuer Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 F-dur KV 37 – 3. Satz- Allegro.aif
Number of files: 6
Official DR value: DR14
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- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
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- Pre Amp: Audio Research SP15
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
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