Japanese Pressing, Deluxe Digi-pak Packaging, THE definitive Classical Performance on SACD!
Pianist Friedrich Gulda joins the Wiener Philharmoniker for Mozart's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D minor and No. 21 in C major, conducted by Claudio Abbado.
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 G-0Rb 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)
• G-0Rb (Rubidium Master Clock Generator)
• ESOTERIC Mexcel Cables (BNC, XLR, AC cable)
"The two most popular piano concertos of Mozart in a dream cast with Gulda and Abbado. Warm, homogeneous sound." - Stereo (Euskirchen), November 2004
• 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
Friedrich Gulda, piano
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
1. I. Allegro (Cadenza: Beethoven)
2. II. Romance
3. III. Rondo (Allegro assai) [1. Cadenza: Gulda] [2. Cadenza: Beethoven]
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 21 in C major, K. 467
4. I. (Allegro maestoso) [Cadenzas: Gulda]
5. II. Andante
6. III. Allegro vivace assai (Cadenza: Gulda)
Recorded: September 1974, Wien, Musikverein, Grosser Saal