Delivering on its announcement earlier this month, Telarc International released 14 PentaTone Multichannel SACDs in the U.S. market earlier this week on Tuesday. All of the Multichannel SACDs in this initial U.S. release are currently available in the European market.
Tuesday’s list of PentaTone Classics Multichannel SACDs include 6 original recordings from PentaTone Classics. These albums are new recordings made on Multichannel DSD equipment.
Also on the list are 8 of the “RQR” Remastered Quadro Recordings from PentaTone Classics. The RQR series feature 4 Channel Quadraphonic Classical Recordings from the Philips Classics catalog of the 1970s. The original analog Quad master tapes are used here and are transferred to DSD for issue on Multichannel SACD. The releases are as follows:
PentaTone Classics SACDs – Original Recordings Series
Vesko Eschkenazy – Mozart & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos & Schubert: Rondo (PentaTone Classics SACD-66001)
Marco Boni & Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra – Mozart: Symphonies No. 5 “The Hague” and No. 29 (PentaTone Classics SACD-66002
Bram Beekman – Toccata (PentaTone Classics SACD-66003)
Hartmut Haenchen & Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra – Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (PentaTone Classics SACD-66004)
Marco Boni & Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra – Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 & Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 (PentaTone Classics SACD-66009)
Yakov Kreizberg & Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam – Schmidt: Symphony No. 4 in C (PentaTone Classics SACD-66015)
PentaTone Classics SACDs – RQR Remastered Quadro Recordings Series
Sir Colin Davis & BBC Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven: Piano Concertos No. 2 and No. 4 (PentaTone Classics SACD-66101)
Sir Colin Davis & BBC Symphony Orchestra & Boston Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 & Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 (PentaTone Classics SACD-66102)
Jaap Schroder & Concerto Amsterdam – Handel: Organ Concertos Nos. 1-4 (PentaTone Classics SACD-66103)
Jaap Schroder & Concerto Amsterdam – Handel: Organ Concertos No. 5, No. 6, No. 11, No. 8, No. 13 (PentaTone Classics SACD-66104)
Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St Martin in the Fields – Mozart: The Four Horn Concertos (PentaTone Classics SACD-66105)
Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St Martin in the Fields – Rossini: Famous Overtures (PentaTone Classics SACD-66106)
Seiji Ozawa & Orchestre de Paris – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 & Nutcracker Suite (PentaTone Classics SACD-66107)
Severino Gazzelloni & I MUSICI – Vivaldi: Flute Concertos (PentaTone Classics SACD-66108)
All 14 of the PentaTone Classics albums are single inventory SACDs that are being made available only in SACD format. They are also Hybrid Layer Multichannel SACDs. The discs are designed to play in SACD and CD players as well as SACD compatible DVD Video players.
To provide more information about these releases, Telarc has added PentaTone and PentaTone RQR sections to the SACD portion of their web site. Telarc and Elusive Disc also has these 14 Multichannel SACDs in stock and available for purchase.