• Product ID: ESSE-90082
  • Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • DSD mastering / SA-CD layer: Stereo
  • Deluxe Digipak packaging

Classical masterpiece collection

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.

ESOTERIC equipment used for re-mastering

These new audio versions feature ESOTERIC´s proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality.

Experience by yourself…

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.

Béla Bartók

Concerto for Orchestra
1. 1st Movement: Introduzione
(Andante non troppo-Allegro vivace)
2. 2nd Movement: Giuoco della coppie
(Allegretto scherzando)
3. 3rd Movement: Elegia
(Andante non troppo)
4. 4th Movement: Intermezzo interrotto
5. 5th Movement: Finale
(Pesante – Presto)
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
6. 1st Movement: Andante tranquillo
7. 2nd Movement: Allegro
8. 3rd Movement: Adagio
9. 4th Movement: Allegro molto


Berliner Philharmoniker
Conducted by Herbert Von Karajan


1-5 30 May 1974, Philharmonie, Berlin
6-9 9&11 Nov. 1960
Producer: 1-5 Michel Glotz / 6-9 unknown
Balance Engineer: 1-5 Wolfgang Gülich / 6-9 unknown


Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (Victor Creative Media Co., Ltd. Mastering Center)