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Details about  ESOTERIC SACD ESSG 90053: BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 - Karl Bohm - OOP JAPAN SEALED


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Brand New: An item that has never been opened or removed from the manufacturer’s sealing (if applicable). Item ... Read moreabout the condition
Genre: Classical
Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan Style: Symphony
Duration: Album Special Attributes: Hybrid SACD OUT OF PRINT, Audiophile Collectible, Factory SEALED, FREE SHIPPING - anywhere, NO DATE of Issue Provided on the Case, Hybrid SACD made in JAPAN, Comes complete with OBI, Recording is from 1959, Pictures are of the ACTUAL ITEM, Import, Limited Edition, Remastered, Special Edition
Country of Manufacture: Japan Record Label: Esoteric // TEAC
Sub-Genre: Symphonic & Orchestral Release Year: 2010 // 2011

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Here is yet another fine example of our waiting too long to start collecting these magnificent hybrid SACDs. We figured that they were "too expensive" and "why bother" - then we heard some of the titles played through a proper SACD system. Well, what can we say, we were converts! We started looking for them for our personal collection and have a number of them still to find. What makes it even more difficult is that TEAC / Esoteric produced only a few of each title before they quickly went out of print. It seems that the moment that they hit the market, they are no longer available. Get it now or pay much more later as they totally disappear. 

Karl Böhm was one of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century in the German tradition. He studied music as a child and continued to work and study in music while serving in the Austrian Army during World War I — and while completing a doctorate in law.

Böhm's career included stints with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Dresden State Opera and the Vienna State Opera. He debuted in the USA at New York's Metropolitan Opera with Mozart's Don Giovanni in 1957, and took prominent German orchestras and opera companies on tour. The Vienna Philharmonic bestowed on Böhm, who died in Austria in August 1981, the title of "Ehrendirigent" or honorary conductor; he left a legacy of many great recordings, including a complete Wagner Ring cycle that All Music Guide says is considered by critics to be the best.

Here, Böhm conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in a 1959 performance of Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68, with a violin solo by Michel Schwalbe.

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 on LP, until the present digital age of CD. 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 tapes. 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 tapes.

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. 

Out of print, this is a very rare audiophile Hybrid SACD title - a FACTORY SEALED HYBRID SACD (playable on SACD and all CD players), PRESSED and ISSUED by TEAC / ESOTERIC of a highly collectible title from their out of print SACD catalog - a superb Classical title featuring the music of -

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Music on this hybrid SACD -

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
1. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro - Meno Allegro
2. Andante sostenuto
3. Un poco allegretto e graziozo - attacca
4. Adagio - Piu Andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio - Piu Allegro - Piu Allegro

Performers -

  • Karl Bohm, conductor
  • Michel Schwalbe, violin
  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The Hybrid SACD is from the ultra-rare TEAC / ESOTERIC series of audiophile SACDs (out of print).

  • Hybrid SACD catalog # ESSG 90053
  • Hybrid SACD made in JAPAN - item is SEALED and comes with the little brown, paper OBI strip
  • Recording:
    Executive producer: Otto Gerdes
    Recording producer: Hans Weber
    Tonmeister (Balance Engineer): Gunther Hermanns
    Recording: Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, 10 / 1959

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

Condition & Notes -

The Hybrid SACD, Outer CASE and INSERTS are all in MINT condition - the CD is actually FACTORY SEALED!

This SACD is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

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