HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti KV 466 and KV 456 (Anda)

A stunning 1st pressing from the golden age of stereophony

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
Vinyl (1964)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.19 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory


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. 20 D-Moll K V 466  
A1 1. Satz: Allegro 13:40
A2 2. Satz: Romanze 8:35
A3 3. Satz: Rondo: Allegro Assai 6:40
  Konzert Für Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 18 B-Dur K V 456  
B1 1. Satz: Allegro Vivace 12:00
B2 2. Satz: Andante Un Poco Sostenuto 9:58
B3 3. Satz: Allegro Vivace 7:15

Analyzed folder: /96k WAM – Piano Concertos No. 18, 20 – Anda
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR14        -0.42 dB     -18.94 dB     A1 Konzert Fur Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 20 D-Moll K V 466 – 1. Satz- Allegro.aif
DR13        -2.07 dB     -20.71 dB     A2 Konzert Fur Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 20 D-Moll K V 466 – 2. Satz- Romanze.aif
DR13        -0.52 dB     -18.65 dB     A3 Konzert Fur Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 20 D-Moll K V 466 – 3. Satz- Rondo- Allegro Assai.aif
DR14        -0.83 dB     -19.59 dB     B1 Konzert Fuer Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 18 B-Dur K V 456 – 1. Satz- Allegro Vivace.aif
DR15        -1.10 dB     -21.26 dB     B2 Konzert Fuer Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 18 B-Dur K V 456 – 2. Satz- Andante Un Poco Sostenuto.aif
DR13        -1.62 dB     -18.87 dB     B3 Konzert Fuer Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 18 B-Dur K V 456 – 3. Satz- Allegro Vivace.aif
Number of files:    6
Official DR value:    DR14



ST 33, tulips. date printed on cover bottom right 7/64
Red Stereo Jacket, “Alle Hersteller…” label at 1 O’clock


Ripping Info


  • 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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14 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti KV 466 and KV 456 (Anda)

  1. Thanks a lot, dear Alfredo!
    Anda is my No. 1 in the Mozart Piano Concertos. This is a brilliant addition to the collection of 3 LPs of original recordings with Anda and Mozart, as well as to 3 LPs of Resonance series, that you posted before.

  2. I wasn’t a follower of Anda before this. Now I look forward to these posts 🙂
    Merci Jean-Luc for this beauty, and to you Alf for another fine rip!

  3. The pairing of compositions is different between the Resonance series and the regular DG series, so there are some duplicates. I am guessing the performances are the same ones. I’ll probably end up keeping the new rips.

    Thanks again!

      • Rach,

        The time lengths are interesting. For example, No. 20 has lengths of 13:43, 8:37, 6:47 in the DG rip, but it has 13:30, 8:05, 6:32 in the Resonance rip. The differences are not proportional so I am not inferring that turntable speed is responsible. Could it be they are alternate performances?

        I will give it a listening test, after I finish watching Wimbledon! 😀

        • Not in every case it is a problems of speed of the TT. Sometimes it’s a matter of corrected original tapes speed.

    • Hi tovarnik. Rest assured: Clara Haskil is unbeatable … she was Mozart on earth. However she liked Geza Anda. Clara is unrivaled, but Geza is in the top 10.

  4. I’m speechless … during this period LPs and rips are better than ever. So I’m really happy right now. Thank you .

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