Goldberg Variations

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.

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 24, 2017
Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:17:52 | 180 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2017

For her second Warner Classics release, young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana turns to a pinnacle of the solo keyboard repertoire and a composer she has described as “my first love”: Johann Sebastian Bach. Her interpretation of his epic Goldberg Variations bears out Le Monde’s judgement that “Beatrice Rana certainly has nothing left to prove when it comes to technique, but what makes an impression are her calm maturity and her sense of architecture,” and Gramophone’s that she is “a fully developed artist of a stature that belies her tender years.” Bach was the composer who most obsessed Beatrice Rana as a child, and in a recent interview with Pianist magazine, she confessed that it would be his music, and above all the Goldberg Variations, that she would choose if she had to devote her life to a single composer. As she said: “I’m very happy to be going back to Bach … It’s best to avoid Bach in competitions … you can’t expose yourself to be totally killed by the jury! But Bach is my first love; now I am allowed to play it in public and I’m really looking forward to that.”

Angela Hewitt - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 16, 2016
Angela Hewitt - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)

Angela Hewitt - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:21:57 | 189 MB
Label: Hyperion

Sixteen years have passed since Angela Hewitt's rst, justly celebrated, version of the 'Goldbergs'. She here commits to record her ever-evolving response to a work which contains the 'shadowed lesson of the whole world', and which continues to play a central role in her life as an artist.
Marcel Worms - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations; Philip Glass: Metamorphosis (2012)

Marcel Worms - Bach & Glass (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Zefir Records | # ZEF 9629 | Time: 01:19:46

The CD combines Bach's Goldberg Variations with the Metamorphosis of Philip Glass and offers a confrontation between two completely different musical worlds.

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.

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.

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.