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!
Edo de Waart conducts the San Francisco Symphony & Chorus in Edvard Grief's "Peer Gynt" Op. 23, Incidental music to Ibsen's play (excerpts), while Sir Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in Grieg's Holberg Suite.
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 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
Elly Ameling, soprano
San Francisco Symphony & Chorus
Edo de Waart, conductor
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
"Peer Gynt" Op. 23, Incidental Music To Ibsen's Play (Excerpts)
1. Prelude To Act 1
2. Prelude To Act 2 (Ingrid's Abduction And Lament)
3. In The Hall Of The Mountain King
4. Dance Of The Mountain King's Daughter
5. Aase's Death
6. Prelude To Act 4 (Morning Mood0
7. Arabian Dance
8. Anitra's Dance
9. Solveig's Song
10. Prelude To Act 5 (Peer Gynt's Homecoming)
11. Song Of The Church-goers
12. Solveig's Lullaby
Holberg Suite, Op. 40
13. Praludium (Allegro vivace)
14. Sarabande (Andante)
15. Gavotte (Allegretto) - Musette (poco piu mosso) - Gavotte
16. Air (Andante religioso)
17. Rigaudon (Allegro con brio)
Recorded: June 1983, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco [Peer Gynt]
November 1984, St. John's Smith Square, London [Holberg Suite]