Beethoven's Diabelli Variations: the Finest Hour of Piano Music in the World Who Was Who And What Was What

Sidebar 3: Who Was Who And What Was What

Pianism extraordinaire: Robert Silverman
Production: Robert Silverman, with John Atkinson
Engineering: Graemme Brown, with Ray Kimber, John Atkinson, Brett Terry
Digital Editing & Mastering: John Atkinson
Piano technicians: Russell Sorenson, Lamar Watts
Piano: Steinway (New York) D
Venue: Mark Evans Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Recording Dates: August 14–18, 2004
CD Booklet Design: Natalie Brown Baca

Microphones: two Neumann M150 omnis as a spaced pair in IsoMike configuration
Mike Preamps: Millennia Media HV3D
A/D Converter: dCS 904 at 24 bits/88.2kHz with Filter 4
Recorder (CD): Apple Titanium PowerBook running Bias Peak 4.0 with external 120GB LaCie hard drive and Metric Halo MIO 2882 FireWire interface
Analog Cables: Kimber custom shielded AGDL
Digital Cable: Canare AES/EBU
AC Cables: Kimber Palladium
Monitoring (sessions): Sennheiser HD600 headphones with Cardas Cable, Ultimate Ears UE-5D in-ear headphones, Metric Halo MIO 2882 D/A and headphone amplifier, Echo Indigo PC soundcard and headphone amp
Editing & Mastering: Bias Peak 4.0, Sonic Solutions Sonic System 5.3.2, Sonic Studio PreMaster CD 1.1
Sample-Rate Reduction: dCS 972
24–16 digital word-length reduction: Z-Systems rdp-1 with POW-R 2 algorithm

Special Thanks: Ray Kimber