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Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Wagner Overtures and Preludes
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Discontinued (June, 2011)

■ Product ID: ESSE-90047
■ Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
■ Label: EMI Classics
■ DSD mastering / SA-CD layer: Stereo / CD layer: ADD
■ Deluxe Digipak packaging

EMI masterpiece collection

The reissue of classical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) technology to improve sound quality. This series marks the first hybrid SACD release of two selections from EMI classics that have been mainstays of the catalog since their initial release on LP, until the present digital age of CD. These new audio versions feature DSD mastering of the original recordings.

ESOTERIC equipment used for re-mastering

The criterion of re-mastering is to faithfully capture the quality of the original master tapes. ESOTERIC痴 flag ship D/A converters, model D-01VU, Rubidium master clock generator model G-0Rb and ESOTERIC MEXCEL interconnect cables and power cords, were all used for this re-mastering session. This combination of highly advanced technology greatly contributed to capturing the high quality sound of the original master tapes.

Experience by yourself

Experience the legendary performance in this new Super Audio CD/CD format. Not only for new followers, but also for well experienced followers of these recorded materials. All will be equally impressed by the 都oul hidden within the notes, but never before found in previously released recordings in any format.

Title and track list
Johanes Brahms
鉄ymphony No.2 in D Major, Op.73
1. 1st Movement: Allegro non troppo
2. 2nd Movement: Adagio non troppo
3. 3rd Movement: Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino) -Presto ma non assai-Tempo
4. 4th Movement: Allegro con spirito
5. 典ragic Overture, Op.81
6. 鄭cademic Festival Overture, Op.80
Performance
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Recording
鉄ymphony No.2
Recorded: December 1967, Musikvereinssaal, Vienna
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson
Engineer: Ernst Rothe

典ragic Overture, Op. 81
Recorded: 18 December 1967, Musikvereinssaal, Vienna
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson
Engineer: Ernst Rothe

鄭cademic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Recorded: December 1967, Musikvereinssaal, Vienna
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson
Engineer: Ernst Rothe
Re-mastering
Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (JVC Mastering Center)