• Product ID: ESSG-90099
  • Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • 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.

Ludwig van Beethoven

1 – 19     15 Variationen mit Fuge Es-dur op. 35
20 – 22     Sonate No. 21 C-dur op. 53 “Waldstein”
23 – 25     Sonate No. 23 f-moll op. 57 “Appassionata”


Emil Gilels, Piano


Executive Producer:
Hanno Rinke [op. 35];Günther Breest [opp. 53, 57]
Recording Producer:
Werner Mayer [op. 35]; Günther Breest [opp. 53, 57]
Tonmeister (Balance Engineer):
Klaus Scheibe [opp. 35, 57]; Hans-Peter Schweigmann [op. 53]
Recording Engineer:
Klaus Behrens [op. 35]; Hans-Rudolf Müller [op. 53]; Volker Martin [op. 57]
Reinhild Schmidt [op. 35]; Jobst Eberhardt [opp. 53, 57]
Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin [op. 35]; UFA-Tonstudio, Berlin [op. 53]; Johannesstift, Berlin-Spandau [op. 57]
Recording Date:
September 1980; 9-13 January 1972; 12-16 June 1973


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