Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 5 (Japanese pressing)

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7055-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.48GB), 24-bit/96kHz (838MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (196MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

The first classical rip with the new cart and preamp/ADC!

Track listing:

Side One
Sonate No. 10 En Ut Majeur, KV 330
01 – I. Allegro moderato
02 – II. Andante cantabile
03 – III. Allegretto

Sonate No. 12 En Fa Majeur, KV 332 (cont.)
04 – I. Allegro

Side Two
Sonate No. 12 En Fa Majeur, KV 332 (conc.)
05 – II. Adagio
06 – III. Allegro assai

07 – Rondo En La Mineur, KV 332

Maria João Pires – Steinway piano

Recorded by Masao Hayashi at Iino Hall in Tokyo, January-February 1974.

Additional info can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Milty Pro Zerostat 3

Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Ortofon Quintet Black S
PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC

Processing: Sound Forge 10, iZotope RX3

Note: This album looked perfect but had quite a bit of surface noise. Still, it cleaned up beautifully.. enjoy!

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20 thoughts on “Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 5 (Japanese pressing)

  1. AMAZING !! I seem to have never heard these recordings ! But one never knows how they would have sounded ripped from the left rig : it would be informative I think to re-rip the previous volume..

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