Featuring ESOTERICs Proprietary Re-Mastering Process to Achieve the Highest Level of Sound Quality!
Japanese Pressing, Deluxe Digi-pak Packaging, THE definitive Classical Performance on SACD!
Pianist Maurizio Pollini performs Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Nos. 30, 31 & 32.
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..
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.
The criterion of re-mastering is to faithfully capture the quality of the original master. ESOTERICs 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.
Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineering: Kazuie Sugimoto
Esoteric Equipment list for this re-mastering:
D-01VU (D/A Converters)
G-0Rb (Rubidium Master Clock Generator)
ESOTERIC Mexcel Cables (BNC, XLR, AC cable)
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!
Made in Japan
Deluxe, Full-Color High-Quality Digi-pak Gatefold Packaging
Maurizio Pollini, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
1. I: Vivace, ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo
2. II: Prestissimo
3. III: Gesangvoll mit innigster Empfindung
(Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
4. I: Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
5. II: Allegro molto
6. III: Adagio, ma non troppo
- Fuga (Allegro, ma non troppo)
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
7. I: Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
8. II: Arietta (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile)
Op. 109, 110: Recorded June 1975 at Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich
Op. 111: Recorded January 1977 at Grosser Saal, Musikverien, Vienna