Claudio Abbado conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for the recordings in the 3-disc SACD set of symphonies by Brahms recorded between September 1987 and September 1991.
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. These new audio versions feature ESOTERICs proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality.
ESOTERIC equipment used for re-mastering:
The criterion of re-mastering is to faithfully capture the quality of the original master tapes. ESOTERICs flag ship D/A converters, model D-01VU, Rubidium master clock generator model Grandioso G1and 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 tapes.
Experience for yourself...
Experience the legendary performance in this 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.
• Limited Edition
• 3-Disc SACD Set
• 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
• 3 Discs housed in a slipcase
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Disc 1 - 90192 - Symphony No. 1, Overtures:
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Disc 2 - 90193 - Symphony No. 2, Haydn Variations:
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a
Disc 3 - 90194 - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4:
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
September 1987 (Op. 80), September 1988 (Op. 73), September 1989 (Opp. 81, 90), September 1990 (Op. 68), November 1990 (Op. 56a), Philharmonie, Berlin; September 1991, Schauspielhaus, Berlin, (Op. 98)