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J. S. Bach Golberg Variations BWV 988, Gile Bae piano

J. S. Bach Golberg Variations BWV 988, Gile Bae piano (180g Double Vinyl)

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Pure Analogue Recording, Pure Analogue Cutting, One-Stage Pressing Process, 180gr. Virgin Vinyl Pressing, Heavy Quality Sleeves, 33rpm, Tube Processed Analog Master, HiFi Reference


Gile Bae, an internationally acclaimed classical pianist, begins her recording career with her first album on Fonè Records. Gifted from an early age, she has won numerous awards and performs on many international stages. She is a Bösendorfer Artist.

Bach’s Goldberg Variations, her first album, is an absolute masterpiece. The album was recorded in the Sala dell’ Ermellino – Casa della Musica in Milano, Italy in November 2019. For this prestigious recording, Fone’s Giulio Cesare Ricci used his legendary original Neumann U47 and U48 tube microphones. Recorded in Stereo DSD 64 with the Pyramix Recorder from Merging Technologies using the dCS A/D and D/A converters. This is a state-of-the-art recording system used without any sound manipulation, equalization, reverberation, compression, or expansion.  Simply natural sound with true timbre to best enhance the acoustics of the Sala dell ‘Ermellino. The album has been mastered Giulio Cesare Ricci using the Signoricci system.

The result of this recording is fantastic. With this recording, Giulio Cesare Ricci wanted to make the listener live a unique experience. It is as if the listener was sitting on an armchair positioned in the ideal point of the Sala dell ‘Ermellino. The sound has a field effect, and its depth, width, and height are very appreciable. Great dynamics but also great precision – It’s an album not to be missed.

Is the Bach we have heard Ferruccio Busoni play on his piano legitimate? What about Glenn Gould? Or Jörg Demus? And the music that carries us away when Angela Hewitt is at the keyboard? Let’s admit it, the age-old controversy, or better, the recent reparation of the “querelle des anciens et des modernes” which was stirred up three centuries ago by the duelers Gian Giuseppe Orsi and Dominique Bouhours, has wearied to death all those who still want to “bien penser” (in the words of the above-mentioned count and the Jesuit priest, as they mauled each other with ceremonial bows). Of course: let’s be fair, credit where credit is due. Sooner or later, every true musician must deal with a collective problem. The question is: “When playing ancient music, is it a noteworthy phenomenon to always and regardless use ancient instruments, i.e. instruments which are contemporaries of the music being performed and its composer (or, in the case of a total dearth of ancient instruments, modern ones constructed in a similar manner)?” It is a noble problem and every musician who is also a thinker must take it into consideration.
– Gile Bae, piano


DISC 1

SIDE A 
Aria 3’47”
Variation 1 1’52”
Variation 2 1’19”
Variation 3 canone all’unisono 1’37”
Variation 4 1’09”
Variation 5 1’18”
Variation 6 canone alla seconda 1’00”
Variation 7 al tempo di giga 2’08”
Variation 8 1’51”
Variation 9 canone alla terza 1’24”
Variation 10 fughetta 1’26”
Total Time 18’58”
SIDE B
Variation 11 1’42”
Variation 12 canone alla quarta 2’03”
Variation 13 5’33”
Variation 14 1’51”
Variation 15 canone alla quinta in moto contrario: Andante (G minor) 4’06”
Total Time 15’18”

DISC 2

SIDE A
Variation 16 ouverture 2’54”
Variation 17 2’01”
Variation 18 canone alla sesta 1’23”
Variation 19 1’07”
Variation 20 1’52”
Variation 21 canone alla settima (G minor) 2’08”
Variation 22 alla breve 1’26”
Variation 23 2’04”
Variation 24 canone all’ottava 2’15”
Total Time 17’14”SIDE B

Variation 25 adagio (G minor) 9’27”
Variation 26 1’57”
Variation 27 canone alla nona 1’40”
Variation 28 2’29”
Variation 29 2’03”
Variation 30 quodlibet 1’47”
Aria finale 3’49”
Total Time 23’14”

Tracklist

Please note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
1.
Aria
03:47
2.
Variation 1
01:52
3.
Variation 2
01:19
4.
Variation 3 canone all'unisono
01:37
5.
Variation 4
01:09
6.
Variation 5
01:18
7.
Variation 6 canone alla seconda
01:00
8.
Variation 7 al tempo di giga
02:08
9.
Variation 8
01:51
10.
Variation 9 canone alla terza
01:24
11.
Variation 10 fughetta
01:26
12.
Variation 11
01:42
13.
Variation 12 canone alla quarta
02:03
14.
Variation 13
05:33
15.
Variation 14
01:51
16.
Variation 15 canone alla quinta in moto contrario Andante
04:06
17.
Variation 16 ouverture
02:54
18.
Variation 17
02:01
19.
Variation 18 canone alla sesta
01:23
20.
Variation 19
01:07
21.
Variation 20
01:52
22.
Variation 21 canone alla settima (G minor)
02:08
23.
Variation 22 alla breve
01:26
24.
Variation 23
02:04
25.
Variation 24 canone all'ottava
02:15
26.
Variation 25 adagio (G minor)
09:27
27.
Variation 26
01:57
28.
Variation 27 canone alla nona
01:40
29.
Variation 28
02:29
30.
Variation 29
02:03
31.
Variation 30 quodlibet
01:47
32.
Aria finale
03:49

Total time: 01:14:28

Additional information

Label

SKU

SACD223_Bundle

Channels

Artists

Composers

Genres

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Digital Converters

dCS A/D and D/A converters

Mastering Engineer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Microphones

Neumann U47, U48

Original Recording Format

Producer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Recording Engineer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Recording location

Sala dell’Ermellino – Casa della Musica in Milano in November 2019

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

Release DateFebruary 9, 2024

J. S. Bach Golberg Variations BWV 988, Gile Bae piano

Label

SKU

SACD223

Qualities

, ,

Channels

Artists

Composers

Genres

,

Digital Converters

dCS A/D and D/A converters

Mastering Engineer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Microphones

Neumann U47, U48

Original Recording Format

Producer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Recording Engineer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Recording location

Sala dell’Ermellino – Casa della Musica in Milano in November 2019

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

Release DateSeptember 17, 2020

J. S. Bach Golberg Variations BWV 988, Gile Bae piano (180g Double Vinyl)

Label

SKU

SACD223-vinyl

Qualities

Channels

Artists

Composers

Genres

,

Digital Converters

dCS A/D and D/A converters

Mastering Engineer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Microphones

Neumann U47, U48

Original Recording Format

Producer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Recording Engineer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Recording location

Sala dell’Ermellino – Casa della Musica in Milano in November 2019

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

Release DateFebruary 2, 2024

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