Bach: The Goldberg Variations is the 1955 debut album of 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.
Album · 2013 · 32 Songs. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variatio III. Canone all'Unisuono a 1 Clav. 5. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variatio IV. a 1 Clav. 6. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variatio V. a 1 o vero 2 Clav.
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer. Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (Clavier-Übung IV) Work. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier. Naxos featured album.
Though nowadays played on all manner of instruments, from harp to accordion, the Goldberg Variations was originally written for harpsichord. However, hearing this masterful performance by Robert Costin on the Pembroke College organ, it's impossible to imagine that Bach, an accomplished organist, didn't compose it on such an instrument
Bach: The Goldberg Variations is the 1955 debut album of Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould . By year 2000, the sale of his 1981 recording of the
Goldberg Variations has been added to your Cart. Bach s 1741 masterpiece played on the organ of Pembroke College, Cambridge (dating from 1708). Performed by international organ recitalist Robert Costin, this is a thrillingly exuberant recording played on an authentic instrument, and the booklet includes detailed notes by the artist. Costin s playing is honest and stylistically sensitive. The organ is the 1980 Mander instrument (with some pipework dating back to 1708) at Pembroke College, Cambridge; probably the first attempt in the UK to partially reconstruct a lost historic organ.
The first thing to note in Shemer's beautifully measured Goldberg Variations is the pitch of his Franco-Flemish harpsichord, a whole tone lower than modern concert pitch. Steeped in mathematical theory and dotted with folk-songs, Bach's set of 30 variations seems both vast and intimate. Shemer takes the aria slowly. Most striking is the beauty of his transitions, particularly from the dazzle of Variatio 14 to the sensual Canone alla Quinta.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. (76:44). 2. Variatio 1. Composed By – Johann Sebastian Bach. Harpsichord – Christophe Rousset. Producer – Chris Sayers. Recording location: St Hippolyte, Castres, 27-29 September 1994.