Hélène Grimaud – Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (1998) [Japan 2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:08 minutes | Basic covers | 2,01 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers incl. | 899 MB
Japanese Remastered Reissue ‘2013 / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSW-90083
Hélène Grimaud, who has lived with the early D minor Concerto for decades, has called Brahms’s Op 15 ‘a piece I need to survive’. Indeed, she recorded it with that kind of urgency for Erato back in 1997 with Kurt Sanderling and the Staatskapelle Berlin, her passion making up for the lack in sheer power you’d find in accounts by the likes of Brendel or Pollini.
This 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 SACD technology to improve sound quality. These new audio versions feature ESOTERIC’s proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality.
01. I Maestoso
02. II Adagio
03. III Rondo – Allegro non troppo
Produced by Lennart Dehn. Engineered by Christian Feldgen
Recorded on October 21-22, 1997 at Schauspielhaus, Berlin
Re-Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (JVC Mastering Center)
Hélène Grimaud – piano
Staatskapelle Berlin – conducted by Kurt Sanderling