CD J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [Bach, Johann Sebastian] [042283962224] (CD 250450),
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J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [Bach, Johann Sebastian] [042283962224]


  • 1. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria
    2. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 1 a 1 Clav.
    3. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 2 a 1 Clav.
    4. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 3 Canone all'Unisono. a 1 Clav.
    5. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 4 a 1 Clav.
    6. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
    7. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 6 Canone alla Seconda. a 1 Clav.
    8. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav. Al tempo di Giga
    9. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 8 a 2 Clav
    10. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 9 Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav.
    11. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 10 Fughetta. a 1 Clav.
    12. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 11 a 2 Clav.
    13. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 12 Canone alla Quarta. (a 1 Clav.)
    14. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.
    15. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 14 a 2 Clav.
    16. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 15 Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav. Andante
    17. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 16 Ouverture. a 1 Clav.
    18. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 17 a 2 Clav.
    19. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 18 Canone alla Sesta. a 1 Clav.
    20. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 19 a 1 Clav.
    21. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 20 a 2 Clav.
    22. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 21 Canone alla Settima. (a 1 Clav.)
    23. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 22 a 1 Clav. Alla breve
    24. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 23 a 2 Clav.
    25. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 24 Canone all'Ottava. a 1 Clav.
    26. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 25 a 2 Clav. Adagio
    27. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.
    28. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 27 Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.
    29. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.
    30. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
    31. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Variatio 30 Quodlibet. a 1 Clav.
    32. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-bung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria
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    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 839622

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    Wanda Landowska brought the Goldbergs out of hiding on the harpsichord in the '40s and Glenn Gould made them a bonafide hit on the piano in the '50s, opening the floodgates for keyboardists of all stripes. So, in one of his earlier recorded voyages into the classical world, Keith Jarrett is up against an imposing legacy as he tackles what has become the most famous set of variations in Western music. First, he chooses to play them on a double-manual harpsichord -- which makes the task somewhat easier, avoiding the finger-tangling cross hand difficulties that can trip up a piano performance. Second, he doesn't seem to treat the Goldbergs as a single cycle, inserting pauses between each variation to create 30 little pieces, bookended by the two renditions of the aria (which is perfectly acceptable). He's not in any hurry, not tempted to showboat or flaunt his considerable technique -- and in no way does this jazz pianist try to make the variations swing a la Jacques Loussier. The added ornamentation seems to be random and so are his observance of the repeats; he only does so in ten of the variations. As a result, we are left with a technically adept, sometimes aimless, intelligently conceived, ultimately not very moving or exhilarating rendition of the music -- a confirmation of Jarrett's keyboard prowess for his fans, but not much in the way of competition for the brass ring among Goldbergs. ~ Richard S. Ginell

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