Goldberg Variations

Marcel Worms - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations; Philip Glass: Metamorphosis (2012)

Marcel Worms - Bach & Glass (2012)
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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.

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
Ketil Haugsand - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2002) [Upgrade]

Ketil Haugsand - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2002)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Simax | # PSC 1192 | Time: 01:10:52

The title alone is enough to make the heart beat a little faster. It is not coincidental that many music lovers have just this work as a centre in their private musical universe, a piece they return to again and again, always to find something new. A set of variations which stretches the limits; old man Bach with the powers to make the variation-form a display of pure music. This release concludes Ketil Haugsand"s recordings of all Bach"s "Clavierübung" on harpsichord for Simax Classics. The two earlier releases became reference recordings over-night, and Goldberg really is the jewel of the crown. As always Haugsand"s interpretation is no scratching the surface, but taking you through to the deeper layers of this music in breathing and singing phrases, along the map drawn up by Bach.

Lars Vogt - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015)  Music

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

Lars Vogt - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 181 MB
Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1273 | Rls.date: 31st July 2015

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.

Bach: Goldberg Variations - Fretwork (2011)  Music

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.
Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations + The French Suites [2CD] {ECM Records} [combined repost]

Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations + The French Suites [2CD] {ECM Records}
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Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 71 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989, 1993 ECM Records | ECM New Series ECM 1395 / ECM 1513~14
Classical / Harpsichord

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.
J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations - Transcription for Strings by Dmitry Sitkovetsky / NES Chamber Orchestra (1995)

J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations - Transcription for Strings by Dmitry Sitkovetsky / NES Chamber Orchestra (1995)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, no scans | RAR Rec. 3% | 306 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Time: 59:55

The Russian-born violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, who founded the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra in 1990, has enthusiastically practiced the art of transcription for many years, producing more than 25 new string arrangements of chamber and keyboard works. This is Sitkovetsky’s first project for Nonesuch, a creative adaptation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for strings, cast a fresh light on that formidable monument of keyboard music. The New York Times called it “robust, joyous and full of insight.”