SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
Claudio Abbado conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, featuring pianist Martha Argerich performing works by Chopin and Liszt.
The Argentine pianist, born in Buenos Aires, started playing the piano at age three. She gave her debut concert in 1949 at the age of eight. At the age of 16, in 1957, she won both the Geneva International Music Competition and the Ferruccio Busoni International Competition, within three weeks of each other. It was at the Ferruccio Busoni International Competition where she met Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli whom she would later seek out for lessons at the age of 20.
Argerich rose to international prominence when she won the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1995 at the age of 24. In 1966, she made her first recording for which she received critical acclaim.
2-channel Single Layer SACD
Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.
This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player
Martha Argerich, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Romance - Larghetto
3. Rondo - Vivace
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in Es Major
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Quasi adagio
3. Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato
4. Allegro marziale animato