Japanese Pressing, Deluxe Digi-pak Packaging, THE definitive Classical Performance on SACD!
Pianist Maria Joao Pires performs Sonatas by Mozart recorded in 1989 and 1990.
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!
• Made in Japan
• DSD Mastering
• Deluxe, Full-Color High-Quality Digi-pak Gatefold Packaging
Maria Joao Pires, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Andante
3. III. Rondo (Allegretto)
Piano Sonata in A minor, K. 310 (300d)
4. I. Allegro maestoso
5. II. Andante cantabile con espressione
6. III. Presto
Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 (300i)
7. I. Tema (Andante grazioso) con variazioni
8. II. Menuetto - Trio
9. III. Alla Turca (Allegretto)
Piano Sonata in C minor, K. 457
10. I. Molto allegro
11. II. Adagio
12. III. Allegro assai
Recorded February 1989 (K. 545 & 310), May 1990 (K. 331 & 457), Friedlich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg