Featuring ESOTERIC’s Proprietary Re-Mastering Process to Achieve the Highest Level of Sound Quality!
Japanese Pressing, Deluxe Digi-pak Packaging, THE definitive Classical Performance on SACD!
Pianist Maria Joao Pires performs Impromptus by Franz Schubert for this audiophile recording.
PIres, born in Lisbon, Portugal, performed her first recital at the age of five and was already playing Mozart piano concertos publicly at the age of seven. Two years later she received Portugal’s top prize for young musicians. Later she studied with Campos Coelho at the Lisbon Conservatory. She became known internationally in 1970 upon winning the Beethoven Bicentennial Competition in Brussels. Her worldwide fame after a performance in Amsterdam. She had rehearsed the wrong Mozart concerto from the one the orchestra started playing, so she quickly recovered playing the correct concerto from memory. The film of this event was published to YouTube in 2013.
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.
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.