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Goldberg Variations

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
20-09-2019
Barcode:
0855317003837
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
ODRCD383
Goldberg Variations
Goldberg Variations

Description

Award-winning accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam performs J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations, one of the great masterpieces of Western music.

The music of J.S. Bach has been heard in countless guises, from those intended to be meticulous in their authenticity, to loose, improvisatory interpretations. Bach's treatment of his own music was practical and versatile, often tailored to the musicians available rather than an ideal ensemble, so it seems likely that the composer himself would treat this spectrum of approaches with generosity and pleasure.

Hearing the Goldberg Variations on the accordion allows the listener the chance to hear Bach's magnificent music in new ways. The instrument's timbres bring out different nuances in the score, opening our ears to different facets of this intricate work.

The accordion is closer to instruments with which Bach was familiar than might be expected. It was developed in the 19th century but, in common with the organs of Bach's day, uses a keyboard and the circulation of air to create its distinctive sound, using reeds like a harmonium rather than pipes like an organ. The accordion gained popularity as a folk instrument, and Bach drew upon folk styles in his music, taking the dance forms of his time and elevating them; in the Goldberg Variations themselves he uses folk songs in the final 'quodlibet'.

This is a fascinating insight into one of the greatest works ever written, a must for lovers of the classical accordion, and for those seeking to hear the music of Bach in a fresh, original interpretation.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Aria
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 1 A 1 Clav.
  4. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 2 A 1 Clav.
  5. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 3 A 1 Clav. Canone All'Unisono
  6. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 4 A 1 Clav.
  7. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 5 A 1 Ovvero 2 Clav.
  8. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 6 A 1 Clav. Canone Alla Seconda
  9. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 7 A 1 Ovvero 2 Clav. Al Tempo Di Giga
  10. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 8 A 2 Clav.
  11. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 9 A 1 Clav. Canone Alla Terza
  12. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 10 A 1 Clav. Fughetta
  13. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 11 A 2 Clav.
  14. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 12 A 1 Clav. Canone Alla Quarta In Moto Contrario
  15. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 13 A 2 Clav.
  16. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 14 A 2 Clav.
  17. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 15 A 1 Clav. Canone Alla Quinta. Andante
  18. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 16 A 1 Clav. Ouverture
  19. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 17 A 2 Clav.
  20. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 18 A 1 Clav. Canone Alla Sesta
  21. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 19 A 1 Clav.
  22. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 20 A 2 Clav.
  23. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 21. Canone Alla Settima
  24. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 22 A 1 Clav. Alla Breve
  25. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 23 A 2 Clav.
  26. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 24 A 1 Clav. Canone All'Ottava 
  27. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 25 A 2 Clav. Adagio
  28. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 26 A 2 Clav.
  29. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 27 A 2 Clav. Canone Alla Nona
  30. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 28 A 2 Clav.
  31. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 29 A 1 Ovvero 2 Clav.
  32. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Variation 30 A 1 Clav. Quodlibet
  33. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Aria Da Capo
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