• Product ID: ESSE-90070
  • 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.
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.

Title and track list
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem in D Minor, K626

  1. Ⅰ. Introitus: Requiem aeternam
  2. Ⅱ. Kyrie eleison
  3. Ⅲ. Sequenz: Dies irae
  4. Tuba mirum
  5. Rex tremendae
  6. Recordare
  7. Confutatis
  8. Lacrimosa
  9. Ⅳ. Offertorium : Domine Jesu Christe
  10. Hostias et preces tibi
  11. Ⅴ. Sanctus
  12. Ⅵ. Benedictus
  13. Ⅶ. Agnus Dei
  14. Ⅷ. Communio: Lux aeterna
  15. Ave Verm Corpus, K618

Berliner Philharmoniker
Conducted by Riccardo Muti
Patrizia Pace, Soprano
Waltraud Meier, Mezzo-soprano
Frank Lopardo, Tenor
James Morris, Bass
Schwedischer Rundfinkchor
Stockholmer Kammerchor, Chorus Master: Eric Ericson

Recorded: 14 & 15 Feb. 1987 Philharmonie, Berlin
Recording Producer: James Mallinson
Recording Balance Engineer: John Kurlander

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