To celebrate the “Gustav Klimt: Vienna – Japan 1900” exhibition in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from 23 April to 10 July and then in the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art from 23 July to 14 October 2019, Warner Music Japan will issue a local release of Furtwängler’s 1951 Bayreuth Beethoven Ninth recording – again! This recording is said to be used as the background music during the exhibition.
What is so special about this reissue? The following are claims of its special points which to many are considered gimmicks at best:
- The CD jacket and booklet will use Klimt’s famous Beethoven Frieze painting
- 2019 new DSD11.2Mhz remastering from the original master tape at Abbey Road Studio
- Mastering for UHQCD by Kazuie Sugimoto (杉本一家) at JVC
Let’s hear how the CD sounds when it is released on 24 April.