One of the most important conductors of the 20th century performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor with the Vienna Philharmonic. Recorded in the spring of 1975 at the Musikvereinssaal, Vienna, Austria.
Cut directly from a completely unedited 1:1 copy of the original tape provided by Universal Music, one has never been closer to the artist, the original sound waves and music history.
Hand-Cut 12" Mastercut Record
Hand-Printed Letterpress Cover Artwork
Limited* and numbered
In addition to the high-quality sound carrier, this edition contains valuable, partly historical accompanying documents:
A Minolta EP 410Z copy of the original recording protocol, Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, June 7, 1974
One Instant Polaroid photograph of Carlos Kleiber after an original photo by Gabriela Brandenstein
A copy of the postcard sent by Carlos Kleiber to Carin von Scheibner in connection with the recording of Beethoven's Fifth, March 1, 1974
One Instant Polaroid photograph of the Supersense Livingroom Studio
Polaroid Photograph of a microscopic view of the real groove from Side A "Andante con moto"
Text by Richard Osborne, Grammophone, June 1975. Courtesy of Martin Cullingford, Gramophone Magazine
A "How To Caress" Info Sheet
One set of white gloves for proper handling of your Mastercut
"Project Mastercut. An Introduction to Editions" by Florian "Doc" Kaps
Every single Edition is handcrafted in the Viennese Supersense manufactory by a small team of experts in the fields of record cutting, traditional printing methods and packaging design.
*The total circulation of this Mastercut release is strictly limited to a maximum total of 999 records. Currently, the following different edition is currently available: Carlos Kleiber / Wiener Philharmoniker Premier Cut: 01-99
Due to the fact that our MASTERCUTS are no stock items but cut piece by piece in real time by a small team here in Vienna, we kindly ask for your understanding that based on the overwhelming global demand for our editions production, assembly and delivery of your very personal MASTERCUT treasures can currently take up to 4 weeks. All orders will be processed in the order received without any exceptions. Thank you so much for your patience.