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!
Herbert von Karajan leads the Wiener Philharmoniker through Verdi's Otello, with the Wiener Staatsopernchor and Wiener Grossstadtkinderchor, sung in Italian and recorded May 1961 in Vienna.
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
• Double Disc 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
• Deluxe, Full-Color High-Quality Digi-pak Gatefold Packaging
• Sung in Italian
Romano Gandolfi, chorus master
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Otello - Mario del Monaco, tenor
Desdemona - Renata Tebaldi, soprano
Jago - Aldo Protti, baritone
Cassio - Nello Romanato, tenor
Emilia - Ana Raquel Satre, mezzo-soprano
Lodovico - Fernando Corena, bass
Montano - Tom Krause, baritone
Roderigo - Athos Cesarini, tenor
Un araldo - Libero Arbace, bass
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Dramma lirico in quattro atti
(Libretto: Arrigo Boito / tratto dalla tragedia di Shakespeare)
Recorded: May 1961, Vienna, Sofiensaal