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Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op 57 "Appassionata" performed by Ikuyo Kamiya on a Boesendorfer Imperial.
Original Japan pressing
Record is VG+ VG++ ( listen)
Cover VG+ slight cornerwear and 3 inches stain on back cover
Has inner sleeve ( see our pic)
which was pressed at 45 rpm for extra high quality. It features a direct to disk recording.
This renowned audiophile record appears on Arthur Salvatore's High End Audio list as well as other audiophile lists.
It consists of three movements:
1. Allegro Assai
2. Andante con moto
3. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto
This mixes beautiful music with lovely, solid piano tone. A friend of mine tells me that she plays this piece just exactly the way Horowitz did, and that's probably a good thing.
You will have a hard time finding a better recording of solo piano than this one.
This is one of the all time great Direct to Disc recordings