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Munich Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Rudolf Kempe / Beethoven The Nine Symphonies
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Discontinued (January, 2012)

■ Product ID: ESSE-90061 90065 (5 discs)
■ Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
■ Label: EMI Classics
■ DSD mastering / SA-CD layer: Stereo / CD layer: ADD
■ Box set / Deluxe Digipak packaging
■ Limited edition (1,500 sets)

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. 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
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Nine Symphonies

ESSE-90061(Disc 1):
  Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21
  Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.55 "Eroica"

ESSE-90062(Disc 2):
  Symphony No.4 in B flat major, Op.60
  Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

ESSE-90063(Disc 3):
  Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36
  Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 "Pastorale"

ESSE-90064(Disc 4):
  Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92
  Symphony No.8 in F major, Op.93

ESSE-90065(Disc 5):
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 "Choral"
Performance
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Rudolf Kempe
Recording
16-19, April, 1973 (Symphony No.1 & No.2)
23-26, June, 1972 (Symphony No.3 & No.6)
15-20, December, 1972 / 27-30, April, 1973 (Symphony No.4)
20-23, December, 1971 (Symphony No.5 & No.7)
15-20, December, 1972 (Symphony No.8)
31,May - 4,June, 1973 (Symphony No.9)
Brgerbr舫, Munich

Producer: David Mottley
Recording Engineer: Wolfgang Glich
Re-mastering
Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (Victor Creative Media Co., Ltd. Mastering Center)