J. S. Bach: The Goldberg Variations

J. S. Bach: The Goldberg Variations

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Artist: Jean Guillou

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Format: 1 CD

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Transcribed and performed by Jean Guillou. Recorded on the Kleuker organ of Notre-Dame des Neiges, Alpe d'Huez, France.

"Clavier-Übung (keyboard exercise) consisting of an Aria with diverse variations for 2-manual harpsichord, dedicated to music-lovers to gladden their hearts, by J. S. Bach, composer to the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, Kapellmeister and Civic Director of Music for Leipzig. Edited by Balthasar Schmid at Nuremberg.” So runs the very modest title for a piece of harpsichord literature that can be described only as a work of towering complexity and of the most profound expressive grandeur. Its richness derives on the one hand from its great number of rhythmic figures (only, perhaps with Stravinsky does such profusion again occur), and on the other hand from a composing style that makes use of almost all the possible canonic intervals and inversions.

—Jean Gyillou (Translation by Frederick M. Gaviller)


Track List

The Goldberg Variations, 
Aria with 30 Variations, BWV 988
1. Aria
2. Variation 1
3. Variation 2
4. Variation 3
5. Variation 4
6. Variation 5
7. Variation 6
8. Variation 7
9. Variation 8
10. Variation 9
11. Variation 10
12. Variation 11
13. Variation 12
14. Variation 13
15. Variation 14
16. Variation 15
17. Variation 16
18. Variation 17
19. Variation 18
20. Variation 19
21. Variation 20
22. Variation 21
23. Variation 22
24. Variation 23
25. Variation 24
26. Variation 25
27. Variation 26
28. Variation 27
29. Variation 28
30. Variation 29*
31. Variation 30
32. Aria (Reprise)


Total time: 53:28
Release date: 1988
UPC: 053479011329


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