Many listeners still hold Glenn Gould's breakthrough 1955 recording as the Goldberg standard, while others (like myself) marvel at his marvelously crisp 1981 digital recording, which helped spawn the fascination of classical music lovers with DDD-encoded CDs. With this 2000 recording, Murray Perahia has raised the bar. His musicality and attention to detail is astounding and his pianistic touch yields graceful lines and unparalleled phrasing... And the recording quality is out of this world, especially on SACD.. there is absolutely no "hiss"! This has now become my favorite recording of all time. I can't stop listening to it! No wonder he has been nominated for a Grammy! Buy this release... you'll be astounded... and addicted!