Bach Goldberg Variations (2016)

Bach

Chung Su Kyung

A live recording of Korean Cembalist Chung Su Kyung's Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations recital. 
Goldberg Variations was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach and was first published in 1741. Consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations, it is considered as the most important variations work in history. 

Cembalist Chung Su Kyung studied piano in Dongduk Womens University in South Korea, and finished KA Diplom at Hochschule für Musik Freiburg: Master of Music. Attracted by the early music and instruments, Chung mastered Cembalo and Fortepiano KA Diplom, and also graduated with Cembalo Konzertexamen from The Köln University of Music.

 

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Bach Goldberg Variations (2016)

Bach

Chung Su Kyung

Digital Converters: Tascam DA3000
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This is a live recording album recorded in a pure DSD format at Seoul Arts Center Recital Hall.
Simply, Rens Heijnis mic preamp which runs with a battery, and TASCAM DA3000 DSD recorder were used in recording under AB setting of omnidirectional DPA 4006AE (2EA) microphones on each side of the instrument (microphone at the center is for the recital hall recording).
Considering its instrumental characteristics, cembalo’s sound gets thin and cold when the microphone is distant from it, and gives an unnatural tone as well as an imbalance in music when the microphone is too close to it. 
In general, recording a classical music holds two approaches; first is aimed for the sound that the artist hears as he or she plays, and the second is intended to record the direct and reflected sound of the hall that the audience hears from their seats. 
Seoul Arts Center’s Recital Hall has a very short reverberation time and therefore, the sound’s clarity is decreased under a distant microphone setting. In fact, high frequency characteristics are rolled-off and the clarity is lost when listening from the seats. In this album, we tried to record what the artist hears; the sound that runs on the stage. Sound that left the artist is reflected multiple times and finally reaches the audience, and we recorded the resonance of both direct and early-reflected sound in omnidirectional microphones. 
Audioguy prioritizes the absolute balance of direct and reflected sound in recording. Compared to other Baroque music recordings, this album expresses the direct sound more and clearly, than reflected sound. Lastly, cembalo itself is not affected by the conditioning equipment’s low frequency sound; however, the equipment sound indeed affects a series of reflecting sounds in the hall. Thus, we did not use any filters or extra processes but left the equipment sound there. If the listener has a full range audio system that can play exceptionally low frequency sounds, he or she may hear the conditioning equipment sound from a live recording. 

Balanace Engineer : Choi Jung Hoon 

 

Microphones: Bruel & Kyaer 4006
Recording Engineer: Jung-Hoon Choi, Kang-Woo Lim
Recording location: Seoul Arts Center Recital Hall
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD128

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AGCD0091: Bach Goldberg Variations
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Aria
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Variatio 1. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 2. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 3. Canone all?Unisono. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 4. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 5. a 1 ? vero 2 Clav.
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Variatio 6. Canone alla Seconda. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 7. a 1 ? vero 2 Clav. al tempo di Giga
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Variatio 8. a 2 Clav.
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Variatio 9. Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 10. Fughetta. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 11. a 2 Clav.
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Variatio 12. a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quarta in moto contrario
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Variatio 13. a 2 Clav.
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Variatio 14. a 2 Clav.
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Variatio 15. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav.: Andante
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Variatio 16. Ouverture. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 17. a 2 Clav.
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Variatio 18. Canone alla Sesta. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 19. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 20. a 2 Clav.
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Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima
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Variatio 22. a 1 Clav. alla breve
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Variatio 23. a 2 Clav.
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Variatio 24. Canone all'Ottava. a 1 Clav.
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Variatio 25. a 2 Clav.: Adagio
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Variatio 26. a 2 Clav.
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Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.
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Variatio 28. a 2 Clav.
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Variatio 29. a 1 ? vero 2 Clav.
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Variatio 30. a 1 Clav. Quodlibet
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Aria da Capo
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