Cut from the original 1/2-inch 4-track tapes
Mastered by Sidney C. Meyer directly from the original analog source at Emil Berliner Studios
Deluxe gatefold jacket featuring the original artwork and liner notes
Pressed at Optimal in Germany
For its 125th birthday, Deutsche Grammophon is releasing legendary recordings with highest sound standards: The new audiophile vinyl series The Original Source presents outstanding recordings from the 1970s in a whole new sound quality. For this, the renowned Emil Berliner Studios have remastered and edited the original four-track tapes in 100% analog quality (AAA) using technologies developed specifically to produce the series. The sonic differences to the original releases are considerable: greater clarity, more subtleties and improvements in frequency response, while at the same time less background noise, distortion and compression allow for an audiophile listening experience like never before.
Released on 180g vinyl records and in a deluxe gatefold edition with original covers and lyrics, the copies of this series are limited and numbered. They are accompanied by additional photos and facsimiles of the recording logs and tape boxes, plus an article, which explains the exact technical background.
It took Claudio Abbado and the Boston Symphony Orchestra two sessions in February 1970, and then the recorded team's recording was at the ready. Their interpretation of Debussy's Trois nocturnes, Ravel's suite Daphnis et Chloé, and his Pavane pour une infante défunte soon became classics.
Claude Debussy: Trois Nocturnes
I. Nuages. Modéré
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite Nr. 2
1. Lever du jour
3. Danse générale
Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Boston Symphony Orchestra