This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player!
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
Carlo Maria Giulini conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concertos No.1 and 3. The performance history of Beethovens Piano Concertos is, it appears, bound up with a paradoxical situation. On the one hand, every great pianist must almost feel destined to perform these works at least once in his lifetime. But on the other hand, so many heroes of the schellac era have left future generations their excellent recordings that these are filled with awe and respect, their otherwise nimble fingers become lame and often only a mediocre recording is the result.
The present recording, a milestone among the multitude of televised recordings made in the heyday of analogue recording technique, is highly impressive for its depth of musical focus, even without any visual support. Benedetti Michelangelis performance is a far cry from sugar-sweet pedaling and showy virtuosity, rather he displays a highly individual understanding of the intricately constructed musical material. Each phrase blossoms out to become a unique event in time composed. The soloist and the excellent orchestra here give a performance which sums up all Beethovens famous compositions and in which the pianists amazing sensitivity penetrates even the smallest detail.
2-channel Single Layer SACD
Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.
This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
1. Allegro con brio - Cadenza
3. Rondo. Allegro - Cadenza
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
4. Allegro con brio - Cadenza
6. Rondo (Allegro)