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Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Herbert Von Karaja / Sibelius Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op.43 & The Swan of Tuonela & Finlandia
Distributed exclusively by ESOTERIC COMPANY

■ Product ID: ESSE-90058
■ 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
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op.43
  1. 1st Mov.: Allegretto
  2. 2nd Mov.: Andante ma rubato
  3. 3rd Mov.: Vivacissimo
  4. 4th Mov.: Finale (Allegro moderato)
5. The Swan of Tuonela Op.22-2
(from Four Legends from the "Kalevala")
6. Finlandia - Tone Poem, Op.26
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Herbert Von Karajan
Recorded: November 1980 (1-4), 28&29 December 1976 (5), September 1976 (6)
Philharmonie, Berlin
Producer: Michel Glotz
Balance Engineer: Wolfgang Glich
Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (Victor Creative Media Co., Ltd. Mastering Center)