HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti KV 595 & KV 37 (Geza Anda)

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All thanks for this beauty go to Jean-Luc
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 1968(1973)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 911 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti KV 425 & KV 459 (Geza Anda)

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All thanks for this beauty go to Jean-Luc
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 (1967)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 1.02 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti KV 537 & KV 414 (Geza Anda)

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All thanks for this beauty go to Jean-Luc
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 (1966)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 1.01 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (Eterna) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Sonatas KV 330 & KV 331 (Gerhard Puchelt)

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Thank you Trottar for this another historical document
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
Vinyl (19??)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Eterna
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 374 MB
Scan: NO
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (HMV) Joseph Haydn – “Farewell” Symphony – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Serenades (Menuhin)

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Many thanks to our friend Lemarquis

Composer: Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Vinyl (1963)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: HMV
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 1.11 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (CBS) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante, Exultate Jubilate (Szell)

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The ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ in E flat for violin and viola, K364, is an iconic work for many Mozart lovers, and arguably the greatest music he wrote in Salzburg. Yet, frustratingly, we know nothing about its origins. Apart from a sketch for the first-movement cadenza, the autograph has disappeared. Neither Mozart nor any of his contemporaries ever mentioned the work. It seems fair to assume that, inspired by the sinfonie concertanti he had encountered in Paris and Mannheim, he composed it, in summer or autumn 1779, for himself to play with the Salzburg court Konzertmeister Antonio Brunetti. But this remains guesswork.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Abraham Skernick, Rafael Druian, Judith Raskin
Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
Vinyl (1965)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: CBS
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 976 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Eurodisc) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti 5,6,8,14 (Schmidt, Masur)

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for another 1st class pianist
The outstanding East German pianist Annerose Schmidt recorded all the Mozart Piano Concerti with Kurt Masur in the early seventies. I’ve spent the last several days immersed in Annerose Schmidt’s Mozart and I’ve come to adore her approach to this music. She is direct, bold, virtuosic – if you like Geza Anda’s 1960’s Concerti you’ll like what Schmidt does here. This is Mozart playing with no mincing around, no pulling back, but still with something perhaps a bit feminine about them in a phrasing flexibility. What wonderful playing.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Annerose Schmidt
Orchestra: Dresden Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Vinyl (1975)
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Eurodisc
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 1.56 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Teldec) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti No. 26 & 23 (Gulda, Harnoncourt)

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Please welcome, alongside with Anda, Brendel, Häbler…Mr. Gulda, in the club of the Giants-Mozart-Interpreters. Friedrich Gulda belonged to that lucky dinasty of this brilliant and talented austriac quartet pianists born between 1927 and 1935, together with Alfred Brendel, Georg Demus and Paul Badura Skoda.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Friedrich Gulda
Orchestra: Concertogebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Vinyl (1984)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Teldec
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 2.26 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 7 (Japanese pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7057-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.57GB), 24-bit/96kHz (789MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (186MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – KV 219, KV 525, KV 546 (Musici/Michelucci)

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Many thanks to Lemarquis (or Mats?) for this gem

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Roberto Michelucci
Orchestra: I Musici
Vinyl (1973)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 1.13 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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