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Hélène Grimaud, piano Staatskapelle Berlin Conducted by Kurt Sanderling / Brahms Piano Concerto No.1
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■ Product ID: ESSW-90083
■ Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
■ Label: Erato / Warner 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.

ESOTERIC equipment used for re-mastering

These new audio versions feature ESOTERIC’s proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality.

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 “soul” hidden within the notes, but never before found in previously released recordings in any format.

Title and track list
Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15
1. 1st Movement: Maestoso
2. 2nd Movement: Adagio
3. 3rd Movement: Rondo. Allegro non troppo
Performance
Hélène Grimaud, piano
Staatskapelle Berlin
Conducted by Kurt Sanderling
Recording
Recorded: 21, 22 October 1997, Schauspielhaus, Berlin
Producer: Lennart Dehn
Sound engineer: Christian Feldgen
Front cover: Hélène Grimaud, photo by J. Henry Fair
Re-mastering
Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (Victor Creative Media Co., Ltd. Mastering Center)