"Overall, the first 10 releases in BMG's RCA Living Stereo SACD series are overwhelming successes. I eagerly await the next 10." - Stereophile
"The idea behind this project is to bring us closer to the master tapes than has ever before been possible. These SACDs are far superior to all previous CD versions. In every conceivable way, but especially in their retrieval of hall sound and the overtone structure of the various instruments." - The Absolute Sound
Newly remastered in DSD (Direct Stream Digital) from original source tape by the Grammy award winning Soundmirror engineering team headed by John Newton.
Plays back on both SACD and standard CD players.
Legendary performances from RCA Red Seal's greatest artists including Arthur Rubinstein, Van Cliburn, Jascha Heifetz, Leontyne Price, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch and more.
Original cover art updated with a contemporary new look.
Packaged in a "super" jewel box - the new industry standard for classical SACD releases.
Includes original liner notes as well as a brochure explaining the SACD technology and listening experience.
Living Stereo recordings were made with only two or three microphones, which represented the best recording techniques of that era. Today, with the advent of SACD and multi-channel sound, the listener can hear the left, center, and right channels exactly as the recording engineers heard them at the original recording sessions. When remastering the original recordings, John Newton and his engineering team used only three of the available six channels (or two when the original recording was two-track) on the SACD disc because that was the vision of the original producers. What you hear are faithful copies of these historic performances. No signal processing was used to "improve" these extraordinary tapes.
CRCA 61387 SA - Saint Saens: Symphony No.3 'Organ'/Charles Munch'
CRCA 61388 SA - Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloe/Charles Munch
CRCA 61389 SA - R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra/Fritz Reiner
CRCA 61390 SA - Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
CRCA 61391 SA - Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D/ Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor/Jascha Heifetz,violin/Charles Munch
CRCA 61392 SA - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1/ Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2/Fritz Reiner
CRCA 61394 SA - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition & Other Russian Showpieces/Fritz Reiner
CRCA 61395 SA - Verdi & Puccini Arias/Leontyne Price
CRCA 61396 SA - Chopin: Ballades/Arthur Rubinstein
CRCA 61397 SA - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique'/Pierre Monteux