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Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 19, 2017
Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:34 min | 229 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

It was with his acclaimed Chopin recordings that Pietro De Maria established his reputation, and the Polish composer makes up the bulk of his discography. Of late, he has turned his attention to Bach, and over the last two years has taken both books of the Well-Tempered Clavier into the studio (review ~ review). I was fortunate enough to review them, and each made a profound impression. He remains with Bach for his latest release, and what better follow-up than the Goldberg Variations.

Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 17, 2017
Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)

Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:19:13 | 565 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4763016

Dantone interpretation is easily one of the best I have heard in recent years, and I consider it among the elite harpsichord recordings of the Goldbergs in the catalogs. His interpretations feature a compelling mix of power/energy, rhythmic lift, sharply etched phrasing, poignant refrains, playful episodes, bleak terrains and totally satisfying conversations from Bach's contrapuntal musical lines. I think it is fair to say that Dantone gives us the full measure of Bach's soundworld in excellent sonics that are crisp as well as well as abundantly rich.
Uri Caine - The Goldberg Variations (2000) {2CD Winter & Winter 910 054-2 rec 1999-2000}

Uri Caine - The Goldberg Variations (2000) {2CD Winter & Winter 910 054-2 rec 1999-2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 768 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 362 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 48 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Winter & Winter | 910 054-2
Jazz / Classical / Modern Creative / Avant-Garde Jazz / Baroque / Post Modern / Turntables / Electronic

In the 21st century, it's easy to take technology for granted and forget that in the time of Johann Sebastian Bach (b. 1685, d. 1750), there were no cars, busses, airplanes, TVs, radios, movies, tape recorders, electric lights, or computers. People used candles to light their homes, and horses were the fastest way to get around. There were excellent plays and opinionated theater critics to review them, but no cameras to film the actors and actresses. Recording technology had yet to be invented, so the only way to hear classical musicians was to hear them performing live. Although the classical artists of Bach's time could not be recorded, they left behind their compositions, and today's classical musicians continue to keep them alive.
Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 77:28 minutes | 2.52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For her second Warner Classics release, young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana turns to a pinnacle of the solo keyboard repertoire and a composer she has described as “my first love”: Johann Sebastian Bach. Her interpretation of his epic Goldberg Variations bears out Le Monde’s judgement that “Beatrice Rana certainly has nothing left to prove when it comes to technique, but what makes an impression are her calm maturity and her sense of architecture,” and Gramophone’s that she is “a fully developed artist of a stature that belies her tender years.”
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.
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.

Andras Schiff - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 11, 2016
Andras Schiff - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2003)

András Schiff - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series ‎1825, 472 185-2 | Time: 01:11:03

Who needs another recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations? After all, there have been so many great recordings of the work already – Landowska, Kempff, Gould, Pinnock, and Leonhardt, to name a few – that surely no one needs another recording of the Goldberg. Actually, everyone needs another recording of the Goldbergs provided that it's a recording of a great performance. There's too much in the Goldberg – too much brilliance, too much sorrow, too much humor, too much spirituality – for any one performance, even the best performance, to contain all of it. So long as the performance honors the work's honesty, integrity, and virtuosity, there's always room for another Goldberg on the shelf. This 2001 recording by Andras Schiff belongs on any shelf of great Goldbergs. Schiff has everything it takes – the virtuosity; the integrity; and most importantly, the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual honesty – to turn in a great Goldberg. Indeed, Schiff has already done so in his 1982 Decca recording of the work, a lucid and pellucid performance of tremendous beauty and depth. But as good as the 1982 recording was, the 2001 recording is better.
Zhu Xiao-Mei - Bach Goldberg Variations (2014) [DVD9 NTSC] {Accentus Music ACC20313}

Zhu Xiao-Mei - Bach Goldberg Variations (2014) [DVD9 NTSC] {Accentus Music ACC20313}
DVD9 -> 7.27 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 16:9 | LPCM, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch / DTS, 6 ch | ~ 86m + 53m | ISO Image
Subs (Documentary): English, French, German, Spanish, Traditional & Simplified Chinese
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 128 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Accentus Music | ACC 20313
Classical / Baroque / Concerto / Piano / Documentary

Zhu Xiao-Mei ranks among the greatest pianists of our times and is one of the most renowned interpreters of J. S. Bach’s music. The Goldberg Variations stood at the beginning of her international career and represent the ‘greatest musical encounter’ of her life. “It is a universal piece of music that knows no frontiers”, this is the message of her extraordinary playing which is being celebrated in concert halls around the world. Her unique interpretation has now been captured on DVD for the fi rst time. The live recording was produced at her critically acclaimed concert at the Leipzig Bach Festival 2014 at J. S. Bach’s final resting place in St. Thomas Church. Michel Mollard’s exquisite documentary “The Return is the Movement of Tao” complements the concert recording. Mollard accompanies the pianist on tour as well as to the reclusiveness of the French Alps and offers profound insights to the mind of a fascinating artist and her vision of the Goldberg Variations.
Angela Hewitt - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015 Recording) (2016)

Angela Hewitt - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2015 Recording) (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 82:12 | 241 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68146

Renowned for her exquisite interpretations of the keyboard masterpieces of Johann Sebastian Bach, Angela Hewitt has recorded several of his works for Hyperion not just once, but twice. Hewitt's 1999 recording of the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 was enthusiastically received and reinforced her status as a leading artist with the label. This 2015 recording, like her return visit to Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, shows not so much a change in her overall approach but a thoughtful reappraisal of the finer points of touch, ornamentation, articulation, dynamics, timbre, and phrasing, which the space of 16 years has afforded her.

La Compagnie Pochette - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variations (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 7, 2017
La Compagnie Pochette - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variations (2016)

La Compagnie Pochette - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variations (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:14 | 256 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba Records | Catalog: ABCD 396

This is the debut album from the recently formed Russian-Finnish ensemble La Compangnie Pochette.” The group is made up of violinist Minna Pensola, violist Antti Tikkanen, and violin da spalls Segey Malov. For this release, they have chosen the Goldberg Variations, some of J. S. Bach’s most famous works. The three musicians have arranged the entire variations for their unique instrumentation, and this is the premiere recording of this arrangement.