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Bach: Goldberg Variations

$17.99 (2CD-Digipak)

Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 form the final part of his monumental ClavierÜbung (Keyboard Practices) series and appeared in print in 1741. The work exploits the full technical and musical resources of the two-manual harpsichord and its player. Within the framework of its thirty elaborate variations on a 32-bar ground bass, the work presents a dazzling compendium of keyboard styles, from learned counterpoint through to the most audacious and modern abstract writing for an instrument with two independent keyboards. The present recording is one the final volumes of Peter Watchorn’s complete survey of Bach’s entire harpsichord output.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Performing artists: Peter Watchorn

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Release date: March 29, 2021

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Track Listing:

CD 1
1 Aria
2 Variation 1 (1 keyboard)
3 Variation 2 (1 kb)
4 Variation 3 (Canon at the unison; 1 kb)
5 Variation 4 (1 kb)
6 Variation 5 (1 or 2 kb)
7 Variation 6 (Canon at the 2nd; 1 kb)
8 Variation 7 (Giga; 1 or 2 kb)
9 Variation 8 (2 kb)
10 Variation 9 (Canon at the 3rd; 1 kb)
11 Variation 10 (Fughetta; 1 kb)
12 Variation 11 (2 kb)
13 Variation 12 (Inversion canon at the 4th)
14 Variation 13 (2 kb)
15 Variation 14 (2 kb)
16 Variation 15 (Inversion canon at the 5th; 1 kb)

CD 2
1 Variation 16 (Ouverture; 1 kb)
2 Variation 17 (2 kb)
3 Variation 18 (Canon at the 6th; 1 kb)
4 Variation 19 (1 kb)
5 Variation 20 (2 kb)
6 Variation 21 (Canon at the 7th; 1 kb)
7 Variation 22 (alla breve; 1 kb)
8 Variation 23 (2 kb)
9 Variation 24 (Canon at the octave; 1 kb)
10 Variation 25 (2 kb)
11 Variation 26 (2 kb)
12 Variation 27 (Canon at the 9th; 2 kb)
13 Variation 28 (2 kb)
14 Variation 29 (2 kb)
15 Variation 30 (Quodlibet; 1 kb)
16 Aria da capo

J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Peter Watchorn, harpsichord (Hubbard & Broekman), Boston 1990;
after Andreas Ruckers, 1646/Pascal Taskin, 1780)

Configuration: 2 CD in Digipak
Available: March, 2021
Recorded: September 25-26, 2020
Booklet: 28 pages
Features:
• Ninth volume of complete Bach harpsichord works in twelve volumes
• Complete version with all the repeats played presented on two CDs
• Hubbard & Broekman harpsichord after Ruckers (1646), Blanchet (1756), built in 1990
• Extensive booklet notes by the artist and by composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick
• Bach-Lehman tuning
• Dedicated to Greg Miller (1964 – 2018), along with the artist the instigator of the complete Bach project

Bach: Goldberg Variations was last modified: April 28th, 2021 by Burke Thompson

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