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The seeds were already planted in the early 1970s, when Deutsche Grammophon realised what amazing results could be achieved by recording on multi-channel tapes, using either four or eight channels. But it was not meant to be back then, as imperfections in the playback equipment of the day made it impossible for musical connoisseurs to enjoy these recordings in the way artists, producers, engineers and others who had created them intended – the new recording technology was clearly way ahead of its time.

Now with the advent of Super Audio CD, there is finally a system that makes it possible to release these magnificent recordings in the quality they already deserved back then. There is finally a system that enables these magnificent flowers to come into full bloom!

In re-mastering these multi-channel tapes – most of which had not left their boxes for 30 years ­­– it was possible to use the original testing and tuning tapes, in order precisely to tune the analogue reproduction machines used. And the analogue machines were directly connected to state-of-the-art DSD analogue-to-digital converters, without the intervention of any mixing consoles and/or other special equipment which could have influenced the sound.

As the famous American poet, Park Benjamin once said, “flowers are love's truest language,” and we are delighted to present this labor of love in its truest form: Re-mastered Classics in full bloom. A bouquet filled with new original beauty in every release.

A significant number of releases is already available now and the upcoming releases you will find here in the releases planning.

REVIEWS:

What a luxury in the 21st-century to hear these discs, not only as they were originally intended, but clearly sounding better on SACD than they would have done when originally recorded, given the technological limitations of the long-playing record (CD Choice UK, December 2014). Read more here.

Ik heb genoten van mijn ritje in de tijdmachine uit de jaren zeventig. Het is alsof je er middenin staat. En de tijdmachine van Pentatone heeft nog veel meer in petto! (Klassieke Zaken Nederland, December 2014). Read more here.

Echte Legenden der Aufnahmekunst. (Stereoplay Germany, December 2014). Read more here.

 
... c’è un senso di aria e di profondità che tutti i possessori di un impianto multicanale dovrebbero ascoltare. (Audiophile Italy, January 2015). Read more here.
 
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The Series

REMASTERED CLASSICS W.A. Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26

REMASTERED CLASSICS Giuliani, Castelnuovo-Tedesco & Villa-Lobos - Guitar Concertos

REMASTERED CLASSICS Ravel - Orchestral Works

REMASTERED CLASSICS J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1 - 6

REMASTERED CLASSICS Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5

REMASTERED CLASSICS Bizet - Carmen

REMASTERED CLASSICS Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

REMASTERED CLASSICS Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24

REMASTERED CLASSICS Joplin - Treemonisha

REMASTERED CLASSICS Liszt - Années de pèlerinage: Italie & Deux Légendes

REMASTERED CLASSICS Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez, Fantasía para un gentilhombre & Concierto madrigal

REMASTERED CLASSICS Haydn - Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major & Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major

REMASTERED CLASSICS Hugo Wolf - Mörike Lieder

REMASTERED CLASSICS C.P.E. Bach - Sinfonias for Strings Wq 182 Nos. 1-6

REMASTERED CLASSICS Igor Stravinsky - Le Roi des Étoiles & Le Sacre du Printemps

REMASTERED CLASSICS Debussy - Sonata for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano; Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp; Syrinx for flute solo

REMASTERED CLASSICS Schubert String Quintet in C major / Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major

REMASTERED CLASSICS Fritz Kreisler - Music for Violin and Piano

REMASTERED CLASSICS Bruch & Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Violin Concertos

REMASTERED CLASSICS Puccini - La Fanciulla del West

REMASTERED CLASSICS Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra & Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

REMASTERED CLASSICS Beethoven - Symphonies 1 & 4

REMASTERED CLASSICS Beethoven Symphonies 2 & 5

REMASTERED CLASSICS BEETHOVEN Symphonies 6, 7 & 8

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