HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Johann Sebastian Bach – The Musical Offering (Richter)

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This is priceless music-making. One can really feel that Richter is performing and conducting from his own heart and love for Bach, and all the while the orchestra is inspired to sing and to dance with him. The horns are laughing, the violins singing, and the listener is invited to experience flashes of happiness and joy with the chattering harpsichord.
When celestial music meets the summit of man’s creative and loving spark, we lucky amateurs are left with this kind of immortal recording: glorious!

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer: Auréle Nicolet, Otto Büchner, Kurt Guntner, Siegfried Meinecke, Fritz Kiskalt, Hedwig Bilgram, Karl Richter
# Conductor: Karl Richter
# Vinyl (1963)
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN CD: B000024IBT
# Size: 1.0 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Analyzed folder: /96kJSB_MusOf(Ric)/96k JSB – Musikalisches Opfer (Richter)
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -8.06 dB     -25.56 dB     01 Ricercar 1 a 3.wav
DR10        -7.25 dB     -20.19 dB     02 Canon perpetuus super Thema Regium.wav
DR11        -11.17 dB     -24.50 dB     03 Canon 1 a 2 Canon cancricans.wav
DR10        -6.10 dB     -18.26 dB     04 Canon 2 a 2 violini in unisono.wav
DR13        -8.53 dB     -24.20 dB     05 Canon a 2 per motum contrarium.wav
DR10        -3.18 dB     -15.41 dB     06 Canon 4 a 2 per augmentationem, contrario motu.wav
DR11        -2.70 dB     -17.24 dB     07 Canon 5 a 2 Canon circularis per tonos.wav
DR12        -1.03 dB     -16.78 dB     08 Fuga canonica in epidiapente.wav
DR14        -3.51 dB     -21.75 dB     09 Ricercare a 6.wav
DR11        -9.67 dB     -23.57 dB     10 Fassung A (Canon a 2 Quaerendo invenietis).wav
DR12        -9.63 dB     -24.21 dB     11 Fassung B (Canon a 2 Quaerendo invenietis).wav
DR12        -7.04 dB     -22.36 dB     12 Canon a 4.wav
DR11        -3.36 dB     -17.76 dB     13 Trio-Largo.wav
DR11        -1.74 dB     -16.61 dB     14 Trio-Allegro moderato.wav
DR11        -7.64 dB     -22.57 dB     15 Trio-Andante.wav
DR11        -5.11 dB     -19.08 dB     16 Trio-Allegro.wav
DR11        -7.03 dB     -21.20 dB     17 Canone perpetuo.wav
Number of files:    17
Official DR value:    DR11

Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II + Special Edition Denon DL 103 -> Pro-Ject Phono Box II
  • Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
  • Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
  • Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
  • Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5 -> Wave 32 bit/96 kHz
  • Light de-Clicking with ClickRepair, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising

You hear some clicks and pops here and there?
Who cares?
I better let some light anomalies instead of destroying the music.
Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.

  • Converting Wave 32bit/96kHz -> Flac 24bit/96kHz: Twisted Wave
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5


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22 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Johann Sebastian Bach – The Musical Offering (Richter)

  1. Thank you! I love the recordings of Karl Richter.
    To thank you, I send this CD with BWV 67, 108 and 127 (1958 recording).

    http://….. >LINK EDITED by RACHMANINOV< It would be an honor for me if you publish it in your blog. Greetings from Osorno, Chile.

  2. Dear Alfredo!
    It would be a great pleasure for me and, I think, for everyone if you could RE-UP this great recording of the Bach Masterpiece.
    Karl Richter is the best conductor in Bach and Handel historic performances. Never heard this, but his other recordings are notable for pure and gentle interpretation and clear detailed sound.
    This is worth listening!
    Best wishes to you!

  3. Oh, thank you, Dear Rach, for responding!
    Of course, I mean when you have free time! I understand how busy you are!
    You do so much for us (great Titanic work concerning editions of Vivaldi and Ludwig Van), we should not expect for more.
    Though there are still some treasures left among your older rips with dead links…
    I wish you never part with you current vinyl stock!
    Vinyl is for ages, unlike modern digital formats!

  4. what a pleasant gift, dear Alfredo!
    i love Musikalische Opfer, and though once heard this rendition is not my current favourite (i always loved Millicent Silver’s realisation since i’ve heard it for the 1st time) , i’ll give it a chance.
    Richter is tremendous in Passions, brilliant at keyboard as both the soloist and the accompanist. hope, this listening would become a pleasure.
    thank a lot for the efforts put both on ripping and sharing.

  5. Thank you, Rach, for this lovely Offering (from you and from Bach). I happen to love Richter’s take on Bach’s music and I’m sure this will be no exception.

    As a matter of fact, I’ve been looking for a good recording of this for some time. It was a pleasant surprise to find your post when I checked out the site last night.



  6. I’m fairly new to classical, so I haven’t heard this at all before. The description caught my eye, though. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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