Alban Berg Quartett Beethoven & Dvorak: String Quartets Hybrid Stereo Japanese Import SACD

Alban Berg Quartett

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Limited Edition Hybrid SACD!
Featuring ESOTERIC's Proprietary Re-Mastering Process to Achieve the Highest Level of Sound Quality!
Japanese Pressing, Deluxe Digipak Packaging, THE Definitive Classical Performance on SACD!

Beethoven's String Quartet No. 9 in C major "Razumovsky" and String Quartet No. 11 in F minor "Serioso," plus Dvorak's String Quartet No. 12 in F major "American," performed by the Alban Berg Quartett. Recorded live June 15, 1989 (No. 11), June 17, 1989 (No. 9), and October 20-23, 1989 (No. 12) at the Mozart-Saal, Wiener Konzerthaus.

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 technology to improve sound quality. This series marks the first hybrid Super Audio CD 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 Grandioso D1X, Master clock generator model Grandioso G1X 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.

Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Masaya Tohno (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Technical Manager: Tetsuya Kato (ESOTERIC COMPANY)


  • Limited Edition - One-Time Pressing
  • Super Audio CD
  • SACD Stereo SACD Layer
  • This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
  • DSD Mastering
  • Deluxe Digipack Packaging with OBI Strip
  • Made in Japan


Günther Pichler violin
Gerhard Schulz violin
Thomas Kakuska viola
Valentin Erben cello


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59 No. 3 "Razumovsky"
  1. Introduzione. Andante con moto - Allegro vivace
  2. Andante con moto quasi Allegretto
  3. Menuetto. grazioso
  4. Allegro molto
String Quartet No.11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso"
  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Allegretto ma non troppo
  3. Allegro assai vivace, ma serioso
  4. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)

String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 "American"
  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Lento
  3. Molto vivace
  4. Finale. vivace ma non troppo

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