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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concertos KV 595 & KV 365 (Elena & Emil Gilels)

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Thank you Jean-Luc for this great recordings
This is probably the best 27th I’ve heard, with the great Russian pianist Emil Gilels at the pinnacle of his career. Here (and in K 365) the Vienna Philharmonic, led brilliantly by Karl Böhm, provides rich, colorful, authoritative support. In K 365, Mozart’s Double Concerto, Elena Gilels, a very talented player in her own right, joins her father. A lovely, mood-shifting composition for 2 pianos–is a great way to accompain this magical 27th. These 1970s recordings were superbly engineered, and the digital transfers are warm and vibrant. There’s good balance between piano(s) and orchestra, and nice stereo separation of the two pianos.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elena Gilels, Emil Gilels
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 1.11 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphonies No. 29 & 33 (Karajan)

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A well appreciated complement to my rip of WAM’s Symphonies No. 32, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41 High-Def Vinyls 96K24B (DGG) W. A. Mozart – Symphonies

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1966
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 800 MB
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Ashkenazy/Kertesz/LSO – Mozart: Piano Concertos 8 & 9 (original UK pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: István Kertész
# Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Decca Records | SXL 6259
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.55GB), 24-bit/96kHz (794MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (189MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 6 (Japanese pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7056-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.55GB), 24-bit/96kHz (794MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (189MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (EMI) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Complete Piano Sonatas (Gieseking)

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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-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 2.66 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Concert Hall) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Organ Sonatas

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All thanks for this rarity go to Lemarquis
WAM is normally not the first name that comes you in mind, when you think of organ music. Mozart composed these 17 Epistles in Salzburg during the period of 1772 until 1780, or when he was between the ages of 16 and 24 years old, as part of his duties as a musical servant of Archbishop Prince Colloredo of Salzburg. Used to bridge the liturgical gap between the singing of the Epistle and the singing of the Gospel at Mass, they are scored for two violins, bass instrument and organ ~ although three of them, intended for days of greater ceremony, involve a slightly larger ensemble.
Perhaps the tender age of the composer explains why these are such joyous works, brimful of uplifting melody and lighthearted exaltation. Here is music praising a benevolent God, a kindly Father. Concentrated and imaginative ~ the epitome of inspiring and elevating with their bright melodies and quick tempi ~ I can imagine how these would sound performed inside of a great cathedral, the music swirling in brilliant waves and echoing from the rafters, filling the worshippers with a satisfying taste of Mozart’s particular brand of heaven.
Heartening, moving, inspirational, stirring. A most delightful, eloquent foray into the sacred side of the supreme young genius of W. A. Mozart. Highly recommended!

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:
(Organ) François Delor
Orchestra: Collegium Academicum De Genève
Conductor: Robert Dunand
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Concert Hall
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.05 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti KV 175, KV 40 & KV 41 (Geza Anda)

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All thanks 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 1970
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 907 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti KV 271 & KV 39 (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 1970
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 920 MB
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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
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