Track 3: Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 Appassionata:
Movt 1: Allegro assai
Peter Frankl, piano
From Gale Maximum Fidelity Stereo LP of 1976, limited issue, GMFD 1-76-005
Producer: Graham Whiting
Recording engineer: Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording Assistant: Judith Agar
Technical Supervisor: Ira Gale
Dynamic range of the master recordings exceeded 86 dB. Gale Maximum Fidelity recordings were pressed from new compound of 95% virgin vinyl along with a lubricant, stabiliser, plasticiser, and carbon black.
Boxes were specifically designed to minimize warpage and were covered under a ten year warranty which could be exchanged for any reason (scratched, warped, broken, or even worn) once the enclosed registration form was completed. An enclosed booklet provided detail on both the content and recording process.
Today these LPs are highly sought after by collectors as they combined superb engineering with excellent musical performances.