6 Partitas, Goldberg Variations

Jean Muller - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 25, 2017
Jean Muller - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Jean Muller - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:12 | 117 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC

In 1741, at the height of his creativity, Bach published one of his pioneering works under the modest title “Keyboard exercise comprising an ARIA with diverse variations for harpsichord with two manuals”. The title “Goldberg Variations” has attached itself to the work thanks to an unverifiable anecdote by Bach’s first biographer Johann Nikolaus Forkel. This story has often led people to the misapprehension that the phenomenal work was conceived to help Count Keyserlingk drop off to sleep.

Seldom Sene - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 2, 2017
Seldom Sene - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Seldom Sene - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:14:57 | 178 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

Bach’s Goldberg Variations have gained iconic status. Ever since the legendary recording of Glenn Gould in 1955 it took the world by storm, and its popularity reaches well beyond the boundaries of traditional classical music audiences. Originally written for “Clavecimbel mit zwei Manuale” the perfect counterpoint and instrumental brilliance of the 30 variations invite for performances on other instruments, finding new facets and hidden treasures in this immensely rich music. This new recording presents a new arrangement for recorder consort, written by the ensemble Seldom Sene. Recorder Consort Seldom Sene has already recorded two highly praised albums for Brilliant Classics: Taracea (BC94871) and “El aire se serena” (BC95204).

The Secret Piano: From Mao's Labor Camps to Bach's Goldberg Variations [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Oct. 29, 2017
The Secret Piano: From Mao's Labor Camps to Bach's Goldberg Variations [Repost]

Zhu Xiao-Mei - The Secret Piano: From Mao's Labor Camps to Bach's Goldberg Variations
Published: 2012-03-06 | ISBN: 1611090776 | EPUB + MOBI | 256 pages | 0.78 MB

Kemal Cem Yilmaz - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 24, 2017
Kemal Cem Yilmaz - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Kemal Cem Yilmaz - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:34 | 133 MB
Label: audite|forum

Bachs Goldberg Variations with oriental roots Kemal Cem Yilmaz is the son of a Turkish immigrant. He lives as a freelance pianist and composer in Hanover and Istanbul. The Turkish pianist Idil Biret became his most important sponsor. Since childhood, the improvisation and composing of Yilmaz is just as self-evident as the work and performance of timeless works of piano literature. This publication shows his approach to Bachs Goldberg Variations, one of the most varied variations of music history: a theme of singular beauty, a simple bass line as the basis for 30 variation sets full of melodic imagination. Bach's cosmos leads into unimagined expanses through facets of human feeling.
Angela Hewitt - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015 Recording) (2016)

Angela Hewitt - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015 Recording) (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 82:12 | 241 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68146

Renowned for her exquisite interpretations of the keyboard masterpieces of Johann Sebastian Bach, Angela Hewitt has recorded several of his works for Hyperion not just once, but twice. Hewitt's 1999 recording of the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 was enthusiastically received and reinforced her status as a leading artist with the label. This 2015 recording, like her return visit to Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, shows not so much a change in her overall approach but a thoughtful reappraisal of the finer points of touch, ornamentation, articulation, dynamics, timbre, and phrasing, which the space of 16 years has afforded her.

La Compagnie Pochette - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variations (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 7, 2017
La Compagnie Pochette - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variations (2016)

La Compagnie Pochette - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variations (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:14 | 256 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba Records | Catalog: ABCD 396

This is the debut album from the recently formed Russian-Finnish ensemble La Compangnie Pochette.” The group is made up of violinist Minna Pensola, violist Antti Tikkanen, and violin da spalls Segey Malov. For this release, they have chosen the Goldberg Variations, some of J. S. Bach’s most famous works. The three musicians have arranged the entire variations for their unique instrumentation, and this is the premiere recording of this arrangement.

Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 19, 2017
Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:34 min | 229 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

It was with his acclaimed Chopin recordings that Pietro De Maria established his reputation, and the Polish composer makes up the bulk of his discography. Of late, he has turned his attention to Bach, and over the last two years has taken both books of the Well-Tempered Clavier into the studio (review ~ review). I was fortunate enough to review them, and each made a profound impression. He remains with Bach for his latest release, and what better follow-up than the Goldberg Variations.

Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 17, 2017
Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)

Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:19:13 | 565 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4763016

Dantone interpretation is easily one of the best I have heard in recent years, and I consider it among the elite harpsichord recordings of the Goldbergs in the catalogs. His interpretations feature a compelling mix of power/energy, rhythmic lift, sharply etched phrasing, poignant refrains, playful episodes, bleak terrains and totally satisfying conversations from Bach's contrapuntal musical lines. I think it is fair to say that Dantone gives us the full measure of Bach's soundworld in excellent sonics that are crisp as well as well as abundantly rich.
Uri Caine - The Goldberg Variations (2000) {2CD Winter & Winter 910 054-2 rec 1999-2000}

Uri Caine - The Goldberg Variations (2000) {2CD Winter & Winter 910 054-2 rec 1999-2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 768 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 362 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 48 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Winter & Winter | 910 054-2
Jazz / Classical / Modern Creative / Avant-Garde Jazz / Baroque / Post Modern / Turntables / Electronic

In the 21st century, it's easy to take technology for granted and forget that in the time of Johann Sebastian Bach (b. 1685, d. 1750), there were no cars, busses, airplanes, TVs, radios, movies, tape recorders, electric lights, or computers. People used candles to light their homes, and horses were the fastest way to get around. There were excellent plays and opinionated theater critics to review them, but no cameras to film the actors and actresses. Recording technology had yet to be invented, so the only way to hear classical musicians was to hear them performing live. Although the classical artists of Bach's time could not be recorded, they left behind their compositions, and today's classical musicians continue to keep them alive.

Pieter-Jan Belder - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 9, 2017
Pieter-Jan Belder - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Pieter-Jan Belder - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:26 min | 506 MB
Label: Berlin Classics | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - virtuoso organist and composer of a wealth of orchestral, chamber and vocal music - is one of the most influential composers ever to have lived, one whose works form an established part of the repertoire of every instrument for which he wrote. This collection comprises the Goldberg Variations BWV988, a composition that takes its name from a young pupil of Bach, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who was in the service of Count von Keyserlingk. The Count was a notoriously bad sleeper, and requested of Bach a series of pieces for Goldberg to play to him when he could not sleep; he then considered the work to be 'his', although it is widely referred to by the name of its performer.