6 Partitas, Goldberg Variations

Pascal Dubreuil - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Pascal Dubreuil - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 85:23 minutes | 1.75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Goldberg Variations followed the first three parts of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Clavier-Übung. The title page presents the work as a ‘Keyboard exercise consisting of an Aria with diverse variations for harpsichord with two manuals…’ Forkel, in his biography of the composer, relates that these variations were composed at the request of the Count von Keyserlingk so that his harpsichordist, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, might play a few of them during the insomnias that often disturbed the Count’s nights. But no concrete element has come down to us to verify Forkel’s remarks.

Camerata RCO - Bach Goldberg Variations | String Trio (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 28, 2017
Camerata RCO - Bach Goldberg Variations | String Trio (2017)

Camerata RCO - Bach Goldberg Variations | String Trio
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 83:46 min | 420 MB
Label: BarcaNova Records | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

Camerata RCO performs the classical Bach Goldberg Variations which are arranged by Soviet-Russian born orchestrator-arranger Dmitry Sitkovetsky. The Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work written for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations, after which the aria is repeated. These important examples of the variations are named after Johan Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer of the published work in 1741. The performers consisting of Annebeth Webb (violin), Jeroen Woudstra (viola) and Honorine Schaeffer (violoncello) are members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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).
Duo Mélisande - Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Duo Mélisande - Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 51:35 minutes | 510 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

„The title „Goldberg Variations“, arose from a story, now thought to be doubtful, that they were commissioned for the 14 year old harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg to play. In 1802, the first biographer of J.S Bach, Johann Nicolaus Forkel, wrote that they were the 'model according to which all variations should be made'. The work has long been regarded as the most important set of variations composed in the baroque era. In the accompanying booklet to this CD, both Sebastien Llinares and Gilles Cantagrel cover the subject of Bach being transcribed. So called 'purists' should beware because nobody transcribed Bach's music like Bach himself - from violin to lute, from lute to harpsichord etc.“

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.