Anton Dvorak: Cello Concerto / Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violoncello

  • Product ID: ESSG-90087
  • Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
  • Label: Deutsche Grammaphon
  • 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.

Title and track list
Antonin Dvorak
Cello Concerto in B minor

  1. 1st Mov: Allegro
  2. 2nd Mov: Adagio ma non troppo
  3. 3rd Mov: Finale. Allegro moderato

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in A major, Op.69

  1. 1st Mov: Allegro ma non tanto
  2. 2nd Mov: Scherzo. Allegro molto
  3. 3rd Movement: Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace

Performance
Pierre Fournier, Violoncello
Berliner Philharmoniker [Dvorak]
Conducted by George Szell
Friedrich Gulda, Piano

Recording
Executive Producer: Prof. Elsa Schiller
[Dvorak] Recording Producer: Hans Weber
Tonmeister (Balance Engineer): Gunter Hermanns
Location: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin
Recording Date: June 1962
[Beethoven] Recording Producer: Karl-Heinz Schneider
Tonmeister (Balance Engineer): Heinz Wildhagen
Location: Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Recording Date: June 1959

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