Debussy & Ravel Bolero Hybrid Stereo Japanese Import SACD

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

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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!

Charles Dutoit conducts the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal in Claude Debussy's La Mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre and Maurice Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2. Recorded May 1989 [La Mer], October 1989 [Prélude], July-August 1980 [Daphnis], May 1983 [Pavane], July 1981 [Boléro], L'Eglise de St. Eustache, Montreal.

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. 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

Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY) Mastering Engineering: Kazuie Sugimoto (JVC Mastering Center Daikanyama Studio)

Esoteric Equipment list for this re-mastering:
• D-01VU (D/A Converters)
• Grandioso G1 (Rubidium Master Clock Generator)
• ESOTERIC Mexcel Cables


  • 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
  • Made in Japan
  • Deluxe, Full-Color High-Quality Digi-pak Gatefold Packaging


Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Charles Dutoit conductor
Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
René Lacourse chorus master


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

La Mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre
  1. De l'aube à midi sur la mer
  2. Jeux de vagues
  3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Timothy Hutchins, Solo Flute)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
  1. Lever du jour
  2. Pantomime
  3. Danse générale - Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (Chorus master: René Lacourse)
Pavane pour une infante défunte (John Zirbel, Horn)

Recording Producer: Ray Minshull
Balance Engineer: James Lock [La Mer]; John Dunkerley
May 1989 [La Mer], October 1989 [Prélude], July-August 1980 [Daphnis], May 1983 [Pavane], July 1981 [Boléro], L'Eglise de St. Eustache, Montreal

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