Japanese Pressing, Deluxe Digi-pak Packaging, THE definitive Classical Performance on SACD!
Carlos Kleiber conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden as Gerhard Richter leads the Rundfunkchor Leipzig in Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Recorded August and October 1980, February and April 1981, and February and April 1982, and sung in German.
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
• Triple 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!
• DSD Mastering
• Made in Japan
• Deluxe, Full-Color High-Quality Digi-pak Gatefold Packaging
• Sung in German
Carlos Kleiber, conductor
Gerhard Richter, chorus master
Tristan - Rene Kollo, tenor
Konig Marke - Kurt Moll, bass
Isolde - Margaret Price, soprano
Kurwenal - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Melot - Werner Gotz, tenor
Brangane - Brigitte Fassbaender, alto
Ein Hirt, Anton Dermota, tenor
Ein Steuermann - Wolfgang Hellmich, baritone
Ein junger Seemann - Eberhard Buchner, tenor
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Tristan und Isolde
Recorded: August & October 1980, February & April 1981, February & April 1982, Dresden, Lukas-Kirche