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Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - 1981 Digital recording [CD]

Glenn Gould Audio CD
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  • Performer: Glenn Gould
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (8 Mar 1993)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • ASIN: B000025NYA
  • Other Editions: Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,540 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Aria
2. Variation 1 a 1 Clav.
3. Variation 2 a 1 Clav.
4. Variation 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Unisono
5. Variation 4 a 1 Clav.
6. Variation 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
7. Variation 6 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Seconda
8. Variation 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
9. Variation 8 a 2 Clav.
10. Variation 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza
11. Variation 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta
12. Variation 11 a 2 Clav.
13. Variation 12 Canone alla Quarta
14. Variation 13 a 2 Clav.
15. Variation 14 a 2 Clav.
16. Variation 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta. Andante
17. Variation 16 a 1 Clav. Overture
18. Variation 17 a 2 Clav.
19. Variation 18 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sesta
20. Variation 19 a 1 Clav.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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This is Gould's second recording of the Goldbergs, made about a year before his death in 1982. His original 1955 recording (which first brought worldwide fame to his name) was brilliant, astonishing, scintillating... but this second recording is, to my mind, even better. The whole piece - the two arias and thrty variations - seem to hang together as a single entity, profound and moving in their changing moods and styles. Yes, Gould can be heard humming to the music as was his habit, but this is not disturbing; it gives his music a curiously personal feel. And the clarity of the playing is stunning. This is truly a great recording.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle of piano playing 9 Feb 2009
By Scriabinmahler TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Every time I listen to this recording, it never fails to fill me with a sense of awe. I can not help thinking that the fate had ordained that the recording itself became the concluding aria to his short yet fulfilled life. It will surly remain as the pinnacle of art of piano playing as long as mankind lives on this planet.

Gavrilov tried to out do this performance (in fact he plays some variations even faster), but does not come even close in terms of technical ease and the transcendental quality of the music making. I will strongly recommend the DVD of this amazing recording too. This performance must be watched as well as listened to, to be fully appreciated - Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations [1981]
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a sublime performance of beautiful music 28 Jun 2000
Format:Audio CD
The sensitivity of expression in this performance is unbeatable, and the sound is lovely, but alas Mr Gould relentlessly sings along to the music, which I for one could do without... But the loveliness of the piano overcomes the drone of the voice... just.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible 7 Jan 2008
By Jules
Format:Audio CD
To my mind, this is the deluxe, master version of the Goldberg Variations. I possess several different renditions of this keyboard work, performed by various artists on several different instruments, so I am trying to be objective in my assessment.

Gould surpassess his earlier recording of the work and transcends anything I have ever heard recorded for piano by JS Bach. He gives the listener the entire lexicon of musical expression, running through all emotions and states of energy. Quite simply, a must - this is truly a desert island disc.
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