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Mendelssohn / Schumann: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 "Scotch" / Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.97 "Rhenish"
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■  Product ID: ESSW-90159
■ Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
■ Label: Warner Classics (EMI)
■ 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.
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.

ESOTERIC equipment used for re-mastering

The criterion of re-mastering is to faithfully capture the quality of the original master. ESOTERIC's flag ship D/A converters, model D-01VU, Rubidium master clock generator model Grandioso G1 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.

ESOTERIC equipment used for re-mastering
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847)

Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 "Scotch"
[1]I: Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato
[2] II: Vivace non troppo
[3] III: Adagio
[4] IV: Allegro vivacissimo
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)

Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.97 "Rhenish"
[5]I: Lebhaft
[6] II: Scherzo (Sehr mテ、テ殃g)
[7] III: Nicht schnell
[8] IV: Feierlich
[9]V: Lebhaft
Philharmonia Orchestra [1] - [4]
New Philharmonia Orchestra [5] - [9]
Conducted by Otto Klemperer
Producerシ喙1] - [4] Walter Legge & Walter Jellinek [5] - [9] Suvi Raj Grubb
Balance Engineer : [1] - [4] Douglas Larter [5] - [9] Allen Stagg
Recorded : [1] - [4] 22, 25, 27 & 28 January 1960, Abbey Road Studios, London
[5] - [9] 5 - 8 February 1969 [Schumann]
Producer : Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer : Kazuie Sugimoto (JVC Mastering Center Daikanyama Studio)

Rafael Kubelik

Otto Klemperer