Now On Audiophile Super Audio CD Hybrid!
Pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli performing Debussy's Preludes and Children's Corner recorded on audiophile SACD.
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 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 D-01VU, Rubidium master clock generator model Grandioso G1 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.
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
DSD mastering / SA-CD layer: Stereo
Deluxe Digipak packaging
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
 -  Préludes 1er Livre
 -  Children's Corner
Executive Producer: Karl Faust
Recording Producer: Cord Garben [Préludes]; Rainer Brock [Children's Corner]
Tonmeister (Balance Engineer): Klaus Hiemann [Préludes]; Heinz Wildhagen [Children's Corner]
Recorded: 27 & 28 June 1978, Musikhalle, Hamburg [Préludes]; 25 July - 3 August 1971, Plenarsaal Residenz, Munich [Children's Corner]
Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (JVC Mastering Center Daikanyama Studio)