In the early 1970’s, Philips Classics was already highly aware of the advantages offered by the quadraphonic tapes (4-channels recordings). Although amazing results were achieved, it turned out to be almost impossible to reproduce the major increase in quality with the sound systems used by consumers.
Now – over a quarter of a century later – thanks to the arrival of the multi-channel Super Audio CD, there is finally a system available which permits us to release these recordings in their original form. PENTATONE is issuing these exceptionally good multi-channel recordings – never before released in this form – in this special series.
The idea behind this so-called RQR (Remastered Quadro Recordings) series being to do justice to the original intentions of both artists and recording technicians.

The Series

Starring: Christmas

Villa Lobos, Bïeldieu, Rodrigo - Harp Concertos

Saint-saëns - Cello Concertos & Suite for Cello and Orchestra

Mozart & Rossini - Arrangements for wind instruments - Don Giovanni – Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Beethoven - The 11 Overtures

Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No.9 "New World" & Carnival Overture

Bach & Vivaldi - Concertos

Giuseppe Tartini - 3 Violin Concertos

Mozart - Complete Church Sonatas

Joseph Haydn & Ludvig van Beethoven - String Quartet

Schumann - Kinderszenen & Brahms - Paganini Variations

Beethoven - String Quartets No. 1 & 6

Beethoven - String Quartets

Joseph Haydn - 9 Piano Trios

Franz Joseph Haydn - Complete Solo Songs with Piano

Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No.1 & Beethoven - Piano Sonata "Moonlight"

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - (Op.14, Op.106, Op.54, Op.16)

J.S. Bach - Cantatas, C.P.E. Bach & Vivaldi - 4 Oboe Concertos

Berlioz - Requiem Op.5 "Grande Messe des Morts"

Sergei Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2 & Nicolai Rimsky- Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol

Jean Sibelius - Symphonies & Symphonic Poem “En Saga”

Franz Liszt - 12 Études d’exécution transcendante

Niccolo Paganini - Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 4

Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

Johannes Brahms - Serenades Op.11 & Op. 16

Vivaldi - Bassoon Concertos & Tartini - Flute Concerto

Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé Suites & Ma mère l’oye

Frédéric Chopin - Complete Preludes & Robert Schumann - Papillons Op.2

Tchaikovsky - Overtures & Jean Sibelius - Valse triste, Karelia Suite

Mozart - Youth Symphonies Vol. 4

Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2 & Beethoven - Piano Sonata "Pathétique"

Beethoven & Max Bruch - Violin Concertos

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand”

Bernard Haitink

Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings & Francesca da Rimini

Dame Janet Baker Sings Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

Johannes Brahms - Piano Quartets Op.25, 26 & 60

Bach & Liszt - Organ Works

Mozart - Youth Symphonies Vol. 3

Frederica von Stade sings Mozart and Rossini Arias

Saint-Saëns - Symphonies No. 1 & 2