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Karajan & Callas 4 Great Operas Salome / Aida / Carmen / Tosca
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■ Product ID: ESSE-90072-80 (9 discs)
■ Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
■ Label: EMI Classics
■ DSD mastering / SA-CD layer: Stereo
■ 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 that have been mainstays of the catalog since their initial release.

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. 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.

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.


R. Strauss Salome ESSE-90072&73
(Disc 1&2):

R. Strauss "Salome"

(Libretto: Hedwig Lachmann after Oscar Wilde)

Wiener Philharmoniker
Conducted by
Herbert von Karajan
Recorded: 9-11,13, 16-18 May 1977 &
2 May 1978; Sophiensaal, Vienna
Producer: Michael Glotz
Balance Engineers: James Lock & Arthur Lilley
Verdi Aida ESSE-90074,75&76
(Disc 3,4&5):

Verdi "Aida"

Wiener Philharmoniker
Conducted by
Herbert von Karajan
Recorded: 7-10, 14-17 May 1979 Musikvereinssaal, Vienna
Producer: Michel Glotz
Balance Engineer: Wolfgang Glich
Bizet Carmen ESSE-90077&78
(Disc 6&7):

Bizet "Carmen"
(Meilhac & Hal騅y)

Orchestre du Th鰾tre
National de L'op駻a
Conducted by Georges Pr黎re
Maria Callas (Soprano)
Recortded: 6-20 July, 1964, Salle Wagram, Paris
Producer: Michel Glotz
Balance Engineer: Paul Vavasseur
Puccini Tosca ESSE-90079&80
(Disc 8&9):

Puccini "Tosca"

L'Orchestre la Soci騁 des Concerts du Conservatoire
Conducted by Georges Pr黎re
Maria Callas (Soprano)
Recorded: December 1964 & January 1965, Salle Wagram, Paris
Producer: Michel Glotz
Balance Engineer: Paul Vavasseur
Re-mastering
Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (Victor Creative Media Co., Ltd. Mastering Center)