Many thanks to our generous friend Jean-Luc for the vinyl
This disc demonstrates the unique characteristics of De Larrocha’s pianism which made her the beloved musician she became: her flawless sense of rhythm, perfectly judged rubato, beautiful tone, brilliant technique, and her non-excessive tempos. Although some other pianists’ technique is superior to De Larrocha, there’s just something about de Larrocha’s playing that I’ve always found very endearing. Other pianists may be able to play the notes as well as she, but who else invests this music with the unmistakable style which is so instantly recognizable as being De Larrocha after hearing her play only a few bars?
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn
Performer: Alicia De Larrocha
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.98 GB
|A1||Haydn||Andante & Variations In F Minor||13:18|
|Mozart||Sonata In D, K.311|
|A2||1st Mvt. Allegro Con Spirito||4:25|
|A3||2nd Mvt. Andantino Con Espressione||5:14|
|A4||3rd Mvt. Rondeau, Allegro||5:47|
|B1||Mozart||Fantasia In D Minor, K.397||5:56|
|Mozart||Sonata In C, K.330|
|B2||1st Mvt. Allegro Moderato||6:11|
|B3||2nd Mvt. Andante Cantabile||6:17|
|B4||3rd Mvt. Allegretto||5:42|
Analyzed folder: /192k WAM, Haydn – Andante And Variations, Piano Sonata K311, Fantasia K397, Piano Sonata K330 – Alicia De Larrocha
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR15 -0.63 dB -20.12 dB A1 Haydn – Andante and Variations In F Minor.aif
DR12 -1.85 dB -18.28 dB A2 WAM – Sonata In D, K.311 – 1st Mvt. Allegro Con Spirito.aif
DR14 -4.18 dB -23.21 dB A3 WAM – Sonata In D, K.311 – 2nd Mvt. Andantino Con Espressione.aif
DR14 -0.90 dB -18.65 dB A4 WAM – Sonata In D, K.311 – 3rd Mvt. Rondeau, Allegro.aif
DR15 -0.66 dB -21.16 dB B1 WAM – Fantasia In D Minor, K.397.aif
DR13 -3.39 dB -19.12 dB B2 WAM – Sonata In C, K.330 – 1st Mvt. Allegro Moderato.aif
DR15 -3.43 dB -23.01 dB B3 WAM – Sonata In C, K.330 – 2nd Mvt. Andante Cantabile.aif
DR14 -1.18 dB -19.68 dB B4 WAM – Sonata In C, K.330 – 3rd Mvt. Allegretto.aif
Number of files: 8
Official DR value: DR14
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
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- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
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