SACD_TB_essg90109
  • Product ID: ESSE-90072-80 (9 discs)
  • Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • DSD mastering / SA-CD layer: Stereo
  • Box set / Deluxe Digipak packaging
  • Limited edition (1,500 sets)

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.

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

ESOTERIC equipment used for re-mastering

The criterion of re-mastering is to faithfully capture the quality of the original master. ESOTERIC’s flag ship D/A converters, model D-01VU, Rubidium master clock generator model G-0Rb 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.

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.

ESSE-90072&73: R. Strauss "Salome"

(Libretto: Hedwig Lachmann after Oscar Wilde)

Wiener Philharmoniker
Conducted by
Herbert von Karajan
Recorded: 9-11,13, 16-18 May 1977 &
2 May 1978; Sophiensaal, Vienna
Producer: Michael Glotz
Balance Engineers: James Lock & Arthur Lilley

ESSE-90074,75&76: Verdi "Aida"

Wiener Philharmoniker
Conducted by
Herbert von Karajan
Recorded: 7-10, 14-17 May 1979 Musikvereinssaal, Vienna
Producer: Michel Glotz
Balance Engineer: Wolfgang Gülich

ESSE-90077&78: Verdi "Il Trovatore"

Orchestre du Théâtre
National de L’opéra
Conducted by Georges Prêtre
Maria Callas (Soprano)
Recortded: 6-20 July, 1964, Salle Wagram, Paris
Producer: Michel Glotz
Balance Engineer: Paul Vavasseur

ESSE-90079&80: Puccini "Tosca"

L’Orchestre la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Conducted by Georges Prêtre
Maria Callas (Soprano)
Recorded: December 1964 & January 1965, Salle Wagram, Paris
Producer: Michel Glotz
Balance Engineer: Paul Vavasseur

Re-mastering

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