Goldberg Variations

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.

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
Alexandre Tharaud - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexandre Tharaud - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:12 minutes | 1,24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music of the Baroque era – Bach keyboard concertos and Scarlatti sonatas – already features in the eclectic Erato catalogue of the French pianist Alexandre Tharaud. Now he is giving us his interpretation of one of the monuments of the repertoire for piano (and harpsichord), Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Bach: Goldberg Variations - Murray Perahia (2002) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by VanPelten at May 13, 2016
Bach: Goldberg Variations - Murray Perahia  (2002) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Murray Perahia - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:29 minutes | 3,22 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 1.34 GB
Japan Import | Year: 2002 | Full PDF Scans | 5% Recovery Info

A peerless conception and realization of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Perhaps the most telling aspect of listening to Perahia's recording for me is that when it is finished, I want to start again at the beginning. It is as if a "world" is contained in this piece, and I am reluctant to leave it.
Glenn Gould - Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Glenn Gould - Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 38:34 minutes | 375 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bach: The Goldberg Variations is the 1955 debut album of the 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.

Bach: Goldberg Variations - Fretwork (2011)  

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.
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.”
Johann ebastian. Bach - Goldberg Variations - Ketil Haugsand (2002) [Repost]

J. S. Bach - Goldberg Variations - Ketil Haugsand (2002)
Baroque | ape + cue | Easy CD-DA | no log | Covers & booklet | 1 CD | 489 MB | RS + Fserve
SIMAX PSC 1192 | 2002

Jan Hanford said:
"I have enjoyed Ketil Haugsand's performances previously on recordings of Bach and Rameau and when I heard he had recorded the Goldberg Variations I had to have it. I was not disappointed; it's a vibrant and delightfully personal interpretation that is often thrilling.
A surprise: he uses frequent ornamentation and I enjoyed it. Probably because of his intelligent balance of tempos and phrasing, the ornamentation is not an interruption but a complement to the music, as it should be. His tempos are lively, his phrasing is highly musical and his articulation is captivating. The result is a personal interpretation that separates it from the kind of dry performance of which there are many. It makes you love the Goldbergs all over again, as Ketil Haugsand obviously does.
The harpsichord sound is lovely, with clear treble and rich bass. It sounds as if you are sitting next to him while he plays; very enjoyable!
This is a highly recommended cd of a standout performance."
J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations -  BWV 988 - Arrangement for string trio (by Dmitri Sitkovetsky), AMATI STRING TRIO, 1999

J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations - BWV 988 - Arrangement for string trio (by Dmitri Sitkovetsky)
1 CD | EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG | 248 MB in 3 parts | TT 54'26 | Covers, Complete Booklet, Bonus Material
Classical | Chamber | Label: Columns Classics | Cat.Nr: 99564 | RAR 3% Rec. | Sharebee = Badongo, Megaupload, DepositFile, zShare (NO Rapidshare)
Recording: December 1999, Middelburg Synagogue, The Netherlands


With this transcription of the Goldberg Variations for string trio Dmitry Sitkovetsky pays homage to the genius of Bach over and above the original works for violin. The parts for violin, viola and cello are not divided in the context of a Baroque string ensemble supported by a basso continuo. The three equal partners function here like the different registers of a single instrument.

Bach dedicated the Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen to "music-lovers for the pleasure of their souls". May the transcription presented here be received in this spirit.