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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 - Celibidache

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 - Celibidache

Sony Classical (Japan)  SICC-10372 (2 discs)

Stereo Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral


Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sergiu Celibidache (conductor)

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Comment by PaulSARenaud - October 19, 2021 (1 of 2)

Any information on the recording and mastering specs. I owns the blu-ray version of this concert and that is a low quality digital recording.

Comment by Athenaeus - October 20, 2021 (2 of 2)

Sony Japan's website states: "This time, DSD mastering SACD hybrid was performed by Martin Kistner of b-sharp company in Berlin from the original LD master owned by Sony Classical."

If you click on the "Recording" button just above, you'll notice this is marked as a PCM recording. I don't know if the site administrators actually read this piece of information somewhere or whether they're just supposing. In any case, PCM seems very likely since this concert was recorded in 1992.

There is, however, a detail in the Sony blurb that has me wondering. I assume "LD" stands for "laserdisc". And Sony did indeed release this concert on laserdisc back then. Now, laserdiscs could contain an analogue audio track. Did this particular laserdisc have an analogue track? Is that why Sony used the laserdisc master to produce this SACD?

But if there was an analogue track, where did it come from? Was a company like Sony still making analogue recordings in the '90s? I don't think so. That would therefore mean the laserdisc's analogue track was created subsequently from an original PCM master. If that's the case, then why use a "pseudo-analogue" master to create a DSD master?

I'm afraid I just don't know enough about the history of the technologies involved to answer these questions. Perhaps, someone else on this forum can help.