Although many people subconsciously and rather erroneously consider
this work the "Glen Gouldberg" Variations, one must never forget that this profoundly
beautiful work was created by Johann Sebastian Bach and is open to a vast world of interpretation. Japanese pianist Ito Ema's masterful performance on her own magnificent 1903 Steinway D Concert Grand Piano will surely be appreciated by the true music lover. Known as the definitive audiophile version, this pure analog recording was realized with 2 Bruel and Kjær 4006 mikes and a custom made microphone amplifier. Tape: 3M 996, Half inch Recorder: Studer A-820, tape speed: 30ips
Also available in a limited edition Gold
CD version (M024A-G) as well as Hi Rez DVD-ROM (M024A-HR) and redbook CD (M024A). Both Hi Rez and Gold CDR versions were produced from the analog tapes, while the redbook CD was produced with a completely independent recording system with custom made, line level titanium capsule microphones. A DCS professional grade, model 900B Analog to Digital converter was used for the redbook CD production.