Boston Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)Seiji Ozawa (Conductor)
The era of Seiji Ozawa as principal conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra spanned an impressive 29 years – a period of unparalleled musical excellence. Even before officially taking office, Ozawa and his orchestra created a multi-faceted recording of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique on Deutsche Grammophon that was praised by the New York Times as particularly “light and mercurial.”
For its 125th anniversary, Deutsche Grammophon is releasing legendary recordings in the highest sound quality: 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 for the production of the series. The sonic differences to the original releases are considerable: greater clarity, more subtleties and improvements in frequency response, 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 cartons, plus an article explaining the exact technical backgrounds
Hector Berlioz:Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14