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Gerhard Puchelt (born February 18, 1913 in Stettin, died August 27, 1987 in Berlin) was a German pianist. Puchelt studied from 1931 to 1935 at the Academy for Church and School Music with Else C. Kraus and Eduard Erdmann as well as at the Friedrich Wilhelms University in Berlin. He then worked as a concert pianist and accompanist of famous singers, instrumentalists and chamber music ensembles. After the Second World War, he continued his career as a piano virtuoso, and in September 1945 he was already performing for the first time with the Berliner Philharmoniker (Schumann, Klavierkonzert op. 54). In 1949 he was appointed professor for piano at the Academy of Music Berlin-Charlottenburg and remained in this function until 1978.
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gerhard Puchelt
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 374 MB
He performed his concerto activities in both parts of Germany, Western Europe, the Soviet Union, where he was the first West German pianist to be invited in 1956, South America, Japan and the USA. When he gave five concerts in the Soviet Union in 1962, he was not allowed to attend concerts by the Philharmonic, according to a decision of the West Berlin Culture Administration and the Berlin Philharmonic. “Puchelt was a juror of numerous international piano competitions, among others. Several times the Robert Schumann competition in Zwickau.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Puchelt also went on tour with his daughter Christiane Edinger. Gerhard Puchelt was repeatedly honored for his excellent work as a music pedagogue and concert pianist. In the Robert Lienau Musikverlag he published among others. Lost Sounds: Studies on German Piano Music 1830-1880 and introduced a new instrumentation of the 5th Piano Concerto by Johann Baptist Cramer. He produced numerous radio and record recordings (the latter at ETERNA / VEB Deutsche Schallplatten [Ost-] Berlin).
He is buried on the Dahlemer St. Annenfriedhof Grablege R 29-19. His grave was devoted from 1990 to 2014 as a tribute to the city of Berlin.
Analyzed folder: /96k (Mono) WAM – Piano Sonatas KV 330, KV331 – Puchelt
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -3.97 dB -20.76 dB A1 WAM – Piano Sonata A-Major, KV 331 – Andante Grazioso.aif
DR16 -3.81 dB -25.68 dB A2 WAM – Piano Sonata A-Major, KV 331 – Menuett.aif
DR12 -1.31 dB -21.17 dB A3 WAM – Piano Sonata A-Major, KV 331 – Alla Turca-Allegretto.aif
DR14 -5.31 dB -24.08 dB B1 WAM – Piano Sonata C-Major, KV 330 – Allegro Moderato.aif
DR14 -1.23 dB -21.29 dB B2 WAM – Piano Sonata C-Major, KV 330 – Andante Cantabile.aif
DR11 -1.18 dB -18.32 dB B3 WAM – Piano Sonata C-Major, KV 330 – Allegretto.aif
Number of files: 6
Official DR value: DR13
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
- Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Audio Research SP15 own tube phono section
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Audio Research SP15
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
- Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
- Super light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
- DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
- Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
- Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5
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