[Japan Post] Resumption and temporary suspension of acceptance, delivery delays of mail items destined to various countries/territories (Updated on July 29)

Our acceptance of various international mail items has been temporarily suspended due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
For details on the countries and territories to which acceptance of mail is still temporarily suspended as of July 17, please see the appendix below (PDF).

appendix (As of July 17, 2020) (PDF file)

We continue to temporarily suspend acceptance of mail items destined to these countries and territories because their postal operators are still not accepting inbound postal items and/or our transportation performance remains significantly reduced due to reduction of flights from/to Japan.
Meanwhile, we continue to temporarily suspend acceptance of various mail items to the United States because we are unable to make any prospect for securing sufficient transportation capability for the time being.
In addition, because of the global reduction of flights, considerable delivery delays are expected for accepted outbound mail items.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. It would be appreciated if you would kindly understand this situation in advance.

STRAVINSKY: PETROUSHKA ANSERMET (double "SACD single layer + CD" set) / ストラヴィンスキー:バレエ「ペトルーシュカ」(SACD+CD・2枚組) [SSHRS-005/006]

STRAVINSKY: PETROUSHKA ANSERMET (double "SACD single layer + CD" set) / ストラヴィンスキー:バレエ「ペトルーシュカ」(SACD+CD・2枚組) [SSHRS-005/006]

Price: JPY5,000


Item description

DISC Form: Double (SACD (Single Layer) + CD) Set

Stereo Sound Exclusive Sales Item (Also at some selected audio-shops)

For this item, the same sound source has been used to record both the single layer SACD (DSD) and the CD (PCM). Each requires the specific player for each format to be used.


Audio Masterpiece Collections

Listening to excellent pieces of music of great performances and high quality sound-recordings is a blissful moment for all audio enthusiasts.

However, a lot of original analog master tapes, though they contain the greatest performances and high quality sound-recordings of all time in history and hold eternal values, are often buried in archives or storerooms of record companies all over the world without being shed light on their existence.

We have dug them out of archives, and with state-of-the-art techniques, transferred them to SACDs, the best conceivable playback mediums. 

It is a great pleasure for us to introduce you the best-sound playback mediums as our "Audio Masterpiece Collections".

These SACDs have been produced in accordance with our convictions that in a certain sense the conclusive music file with ultimate high quality of sound is none other than the original master tape itself because, without any doubt, if it has been kept well-preserved, it must contain a great amount of unspoiled sound information, thus we shall share the joy of listening to such pure and genuine sound of music-- the privilege which is given to exclusively limited persons involved in the recording process. In order to realize such an ideal playback mediums, we successfully digitized the analog master tape, and transferred it to the suitable mediums with no additional processing treatment such as equalizing or sound adjustment-- noises and sound dropouts, which had been attributed to the master tape, were kept intact.

We became at last able to provide audio enthusiasts with the ultimate sound quality that is as close to the original master tape as possible.


Stravinsky's Ballet "Petrouchka"
Release date : November 1st, 2016

A 3D sound image is created that enables us to feel the sound almost as if they were visual images.

Ansermet’s "Petrouchka" is so successful largely because of the remarkable sound in the hall and stage space, which creates a somewhat "stereoscopically" broad sound stage. In addition to the stereoscopic effect that enables us to feel the sound almost as visual images, DECCA’s Ansermet is so beautiful it deeply moves us, close to an experience of the live performance. (Extract from the "Classic Excellent Recording Ultimate Guide" written by Mori Shima and published by Stereo Sound)










 アンセルメの「ペトルーシュカ」は、ホール・ステージの全体像を立体として再現することにこれ以上なく成功している。一連の音響の眼に見えるような立体感と胸に突き刺さるような美しさにおいて、デッカのアンセルメほどライブ・パフォーマンスに迫った録音はひとつも存在しない。(弊社発行 嶋護著「クラシック名録音・究極ガイド」より抜粋)



Igor Stravinsky

Pétrouchka (original version, 1911)

1. 第1場:謝肉祭の市場  [9:50]
Tableau I:The Shrovetide Fair
2. 第2場:ペトルーシュカの部屋  [4:15]
Tableau II:In Petrushka's Room
3. 第3場:ムーア人の部屋   [7:20]
Tableau III:In the Moor's Room
4. 第4場:謝肉祭の市場(夕方)  [13:21]
Tableau IV:The Shrovetide Fair (Evening)

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Conductor:Ernest Ansermet

録音:1957年10月 ジュネーヴ、ヴィクトリア・ホール

Recording: Victoria Hall, Geneva, October 1957
Recording producer: James Walker
Recording engineer: Roy Wallace