Bach: Goldberg Variations - Murray Perahia (2002) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

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Bach: Goldberg Variations - Murray Perahia  (2002) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Murray Perahia - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:29 minutes | 3,22 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 1.34 GB
Japan Import | Year: 2002 | Full PDF Scans | 5% Recovery Info

A peerless conception and realization of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Perhaps the most telling aspect of listening to Perahia's recording for me is that when it is finished, I want to start again at the beginning. It is as if a "world" is contained in this piece, and I am reluctant to leave it.

The SACD DSD format allows the richness of the piano to shine, and Perahia's playing is very expressive. I can feel the hammers and dampers touching the piano's strings. The Super Audio CD sound is everything you could want or imagine!

The kind of overt virtuosity heard in some of these variations has been a rarity in Perahia's recordings, but it shows how wide a range he intends to cover in his playing of this masterpiece. Unlike Glenn Gould, who is most listeners' touchstone for piano performances of the Goldbergs, Perahia takes Bach's necessary repeats and uses them as occasions for adventure, varying not only the emphases, but also the actual notes. This kind of embellishment in repeats was expected in Bach's time, but it's rare in ours. Also, taking the repeats doubles the length of the piece, making it a larger and more affecting experience–as long as the performer manages to keep those repeats alive, which Perahia certainly does. His playing of the famous 25th variation is deeply affecting without the faintest trace of sentimentality. The way he varies Bach's moods from moment to moment is extremely effective. This is, in short, one of the great recordings of Bach's "Goldberg" Variations. –Leslie Gerber
SACD Info:
Murray Perahia, Piano
J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Recorded July 9-14, 2000 at Musica-Théâtre, La Salle de Musique,
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, upon Steinway D 539525

Bach: Goldberg Variations - Murray Perahia  (2002) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-05-13 10:43:55

Analyzed: Bach Goldberg Variations - Perahia
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -8.68 dB -25.39 dB 4:01 01-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria
DR11 -2.63 dB -17.13 dB 1:51 02-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 1 a 1 Clav.
DR12 -3.87 dB -19.20 dB 1:36 03-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 2 a 1 Clav.
DR10 -6.59 dB -20.18 dB 1:57 04-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all' Unisuono
DR12 -1.81 dB -16.15 dB 1:07 05-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 4 a 1 Clav.
DR11 -2.95 dB -18.19 dB 1:24 06-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
DR10 -8.81 dB -22.24 dB 1:25 07-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 6 a 1 Clav. Canone all Seconda
DR12 -4.61 dB -20.75 dB 1:47 08-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
DR12 -1.07 dB -16.70 dB 1:51 09-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 8 a 2 Clav.
DR12 -5.45 dB -21.63 dB 2:13 10-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza
DR11 -3.09 dB -17.11 dB 1:33 11-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta
DR11 -5.79 dB -19.80 dB 1:47 12-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 11 a 2 Clav.
DR11 -3.85 dB -18.19 dB 2:18 13-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 12 Canone alla Quarta
DR12 -7.46 dB -23.72 dB 4:59 14-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 13 a 2 Clav.
DR12 -1.51 dB -17.21 dB 2:06 15-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 14 a 2 Clav.
DR12 -6.75 dB -23.64 dB 4:19 16-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta in moto contrario. a 1 Clav. Andante
DR12 -1.61 dB -16.39 dB 2:44 17-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 16 Ouverture a 1 Clav.
DR11 -5.91 dB -19.93 dB 1:40 18-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 17 a 2 Clav.
DR10 -4.05 dB -20.55 dB 1:24 19-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 18 - Canone alla Sesta a 1 Clav.
DR11 -6.40 dB -23.07 dB 1:29 20-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 19 a 1 Clav.
DR12 -3.45 dB -17.75 dB 1:52 21-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 20 a 2 Clav.
DR11 -4.96 dB -20.15 dB 2:45 22-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 21 Canone alla Settima
DR11 -2.44 dB -17.44 dB 1:29 23-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 22 Alla breve a 1 Clav.
DR12 0.00 dB -16.22 dB 1:55 24-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 23 a 2 Clav.
DR11 -6.14 dB -20.40 dB 2:32 25-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 24 Canone all' Ottava a 1 Clav.
DR12 -7.22 dB -24.32 dB 7:24 26-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 25 a 2 Clav.
DR11 -2.31 dB -17.41 dB 1:59 27-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 26 a 2 Clav.
DR11 -0.93 dB -15.98 dB 1:39 28-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 27 Canone alla Nona
DR12 -1.41 dB -17.97 dB 2:10 29-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 28 a 2 Clav.
DR11 0.00 dB -13.15 dB 2:10 30-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
DR12 0.00 dB -13.81 dB 1:44 31-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Quodlibet
DR11 -8.80 dB -24.48 dB 2:19 32-Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria da capo
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Number of tracks: 32
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64
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1) The ISO image was created using sacd-ripper for PS3 version 0.21.
2) The DSDIFF .dff files were extracted from the ISO using Scarletbook.
3) The DSDIFF files were temporarily converted to PCM using Weiss Saracon 1.61-27 with 0db gain.
4) The DSDIFF files were converted to PCM using Weiss Saracon with a clipping-free gain.
5) The .wav files were trimmed by 53 samples to remove the static click at the beginning and at the end while being converted to .flac.