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New Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli / Mahler Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor
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■ Product ID: ESSE-90057
■ Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
■ Label: EMI Classics
■ DSD mastering / SA-CD layer: Stereo
■ Deluxe Digipak packaging

Classical 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 historical recording selections 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 ESOTERIC痴 proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality.

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
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor
1. 1st Mov.: Trauermarsch
(In gemessenem Schrtt, Gtreng, Wie ein Kondukt)
2. 2nd Mov.: Sturmisch bewegt (Mit Gr゚ter Vehemenz)
3. 3rd Mov.: Scherzo(Kr臟tig, nicht zu schnell)
4. 4th Mov.: Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
5. 5th Mov.: Rondo - Finale (Allegro)
Performance
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Recording
Recorded: 16-18, July, 1969, Watford Town Hall, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson
Balance Engineers: Allen Stagg & Stuart Eltham
Re-mastering
Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (Victor Creative Media Co., Ltd. Mastering Center)