HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (EMI) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Complete Piano Sonatas (Gieseking)

These are the recordings made in 1953-1954 for EMI, and, although some may prefer his earlier prewar recordings (available on EMI Japan pressings in admittedly poor sound), I believe they are his best. These are exquisite performances and at the current prices being asked, there is really no point in considering the prices being asked for the complete EMI set unless one must have everything Mozart wrote for the piano and performed by Gieseking. If one already owns the Walter Klein set on Vox, this makes an excellent supplement. Gieseking was one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century and he was, like Furtwängler, unfairly blamed for staying in Germany during the war until he was finally cleared by the US military and eventually performed to a sell-out crowd in Carnegie Hall in 1953, the year these recordings were begun. This is archive gold.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Walter Gieseking
Vinyl 1953-54
Number of discs: 5
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR 13
Size: 2.66 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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