Claudio Abbado Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky, Scythian Suite & Lieutenant Kije Hybrid Stereo Japanese Import SACD

Claudio Abbado

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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 Digi-pak Packaging, THE definitive Classical Performance on SACD!

Claudio Abbado conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky featuring Mezzo-Soprano Elena Obraztsova, recorded June 8-15, 1979, at Watford Town Hall, London; and conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev's Scythian Suite and Lieutenant Kijé, recorded February 22, 1977, at Chicago's Orchestra Hall.

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.

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

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.


  • 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
  • Made in Japan


Alexander Nevsky

Elena Obraztsova mezzo-soprano
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado conductor

Scythian Suite & Lieutenant Kijé

Adolph Herseth solo trumpet [Op. 60]
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado conductor


Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
  1. Russia under the Mongol Yoke
  2. Song about Alexander Nevsky
  3. The Crusaders in Pskov
  4. Arise, ye Russian People
  5. The Battle on the Ice
  6. The Field of the Dead
  7. Alexander's Entry into Pskov
Ala and Lolly, Op. 20 - Scythian Suite for large orchestra
  1. The Adoration of Veless and Ala
  2. The Enemy God and the Dance of the Spirits of Darkness
  3. Night
  4. The Glorious Departure of Lolly and the Sun's Procession
Lieutenant Kijé, Op.60 - Symphonic Suite
  1. Kijé's Birth
  2. Romance
  3. Kijé's Wedding
  4. Troika
  5. Kijé's Burial

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