Goldberg Variations

Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 29, 2016
Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)

Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 322 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 180 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 74:45
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 67826

The arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, for string trio by Russian violinist and composer Dmitry Sitkovetsky has taken on a life of its town, with multiple performances and even a sort of electronic remix by Karlheinz Essl. The appeal for string chamber groups longing to share in Bach's riches is obvious, and for audiences it appears to be another case of Bach's music standing up to whatever you do to it. Like most other annotators, Hyperion's Nigel Simeone tries to claim that the arrangement is on a par with the numerous transcriptions Bach made of his own works. It is no such thing; the string chamber texture by its nature adds expressive devices that were not of Bach's world, and he would have found Sitkovetsky's version bizarre.

Lars Vogt - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Sept. 25, 2016
Lars Vogt - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015)

Lars Vogt - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 202 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1273

Pianist Lars Vogt presents one of the classic works of the Baroque repertoire – Johann Sebastian Bach’s (1685–1750) famous Goldberg Variations. Originally written for the harpsichord the Goldberg Variations, published in 1741, embody an Aria with 30 variations and a coda. Bach wrote the work for Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who, as the narrative says, often played music as a cure for Count Kaiserling’s insomnia. Apparently the work was one of the successes that Bach had during his lifetime and it was also published during his lifetime.
Alexandre Tharaud - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexandre Tharaud - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:12 minutes | 1,24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music of the Baroque era – Bach keyboard concertos and Scarlatti sonatas – already features in the eclectic Erato catalogue of the French pianist Alexandre Tharaud. Now he is giving us his interpretation of one of the monuments of the repertoire for piano (and harpsichord), Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Bach: Goldberg Variations - Murray Perahia (2002) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by VanPelten at May 13, 2016
Bach: Goldberg Variations - Murray Perahia  (2002) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Murray Perahia - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:29 minutes | 3,22 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 1.34 GB
Japan Import | Year: 2002 | Full PDF Scans | 5% Recovery Info

A peerless conception and realization of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Perhaps the most telling aspect of listening to Perahia's recording for me is that when it is finished, I want to start again at the beginning. It is as if a "world" is contained in this piece, and I am reluctant to leave it.
Glenn Gould - Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Glenn Gould - Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 38:34 minutes | 375 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bach: The Goldberg Variations is the 1955 debut album of the Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould. An interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations (BWV 988), the work launched Gould's career as a renowned international pianist, and became one of the most well-known piano recordings. Sales were "astonishing" for a classical album: it was reported to have sold 40,000 copies by 1960, and had sold more than 100,000 by the time of Gould's death in 1982.

Andras Schiff - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 11, 2016
Andras Schiff - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2003)

András Schiff - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series ‎1825, 472 185-2 | Time: 01:11:03

Who needs another recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations? After all, there have been so many great recordings of the work already – Landowska, Kempff, Gould, Pinnock, and Leonhardt, to name a few – that surely no one needs another recording of the Goldberg. Actually, everyone needs another recording of the Goldbergs provided that it's a recording of a great performance. There's too much in the Goldberg – too much brilliance, too much sorrow, too much humor, too much spirituality – for any one performance, even the best performance, to contain all of it. So long as the performance honors the work's honesty, integrity, and virtuosity, there's always room for another Goldberg on the shelf. This 2001 recording by Andras Schiff belongs on any shelf of great Goldbergs. Schiff has everything it takes – the virtuosity; the integrity; and most importantly, the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual honesty – to turn in a great Goldberg. Indeed, Schiff has already done so in his 1982 Decca recording of the work, a lucid and pellucid performance of tremendous beauty and depth. But as good as the 1982 recording was, the 2001 recording is better.

Bach: Goldberg Variations - Fretwork (2011)  

Posted by peotuvave at Feb. 8, 2014
Bach: Goldberg Variations - Fretwork (2011)

Bach: Goldberg Variations - Fretwork (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image+ cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 472 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 907560

The Goldberg Variations are a pinnacle of Bach’s art. Conceived for harpsichord, the work has been transcribed for quite different instruments. . . Richard Boothby’s version for his own consort of viols, Fretwork, is arguably the most unusual, in that it opts for a soundworld that looks even further back in time. Part of the justification for such a setting must be Bach’s own liking for viola da gamba, already then old-fashioned…. Boothby’s setting is dexterously divided between various combinations of the treble, tenor and bass viols, and he achieved some magical effects, notably (…) in variations of gossamer passagework.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations BWV 988  (Ragna Schirmer)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (Ragna Schirmer)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Covers | 349 Mb
Date: 2000

An air of leisure, if not outright luxury, pervades pianist Ragna Schirmer's 1999 recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations. From the deluxe double-disc packaging – many Goldberg recordings make do with only one CD – to the taking of all repeats, this is a set for dedicated listeners who have ample time to appreciate the subtleties of Bach's art of variation, and the patience to devote nearly 87 minutes to hearing this work straight through. It would be unfair to suggest that Schirmer plays the variations too slowly, or that the performance is in any way sluggish or tedious because she takes her time. Indeed, she is quite capable of imparting a feeling of virtuosity and brilliance as she skillfully works her way through the embellishments and the trickier passages of Bach's elaborate counterpoint, …….
Blair Sanderson @ AllMusic

Claudio Arrau - Bach: Goldberg Variations 1942 (Remastered 2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 5, 2016
Claudio Arrau - Bach: Goldberg Variations 1942 (Remastered 2016)

Claudio Arrau - Bach: Goldberg Variations 1942 (Remastered 2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:18:32 | 184 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Sony Classical has the honor to present a set of recordings plate of one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. Concert career began in the fifth year of life. In 1913, he undertook formal musical studies at the Conservatory in Berlin Stern (Stern 'sches Conservatory), in the class of Martin Krause. After graduating from high school in 1918, he took the first tour of Europe. He returned to America in 1921, giving a series of concerts in Argentina and Chile. After a concert in 1923 in the New York debut in international music circles with great success. Two years later, he was offered a job at the Berlin Conservatory as a teacher of piano playing. Seal of newly acquired fame was the first prize at the International Competition for Musical Performances, awarded to him in Geneva in 1927. In 1940 he left Germany and reemigrował to Santiago. He founded the private school for pianists, of which he was director. However, a year later he renounced this function and moved to New York, where he settled permanently.

Mahan Esfahani - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Sept. 11, 2016
Mahan Esfahani - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)

Mahan Esfahani - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:23 | 190 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

I cannot deny that I find a great deal of narrative and life beyond the score when I play [the Goldberg Variations]. Coming in the last decade of the composer s life, they offer us a view both of someone looking back on his decades-long aesthetic transformation and of an innovative and sensitive musician responding to new trends and techniques around him. –Mahan Esfahani