I have some 30 recordings of the Goldberg Variations, and hearing Blandine Rannou's choices in this work have simply blown me away. She takes liberties throughout - with rubato, ornamentation, and even some improvisation - but the result is unique and personal, the most personal version of the work I have heard since Glenn Gould. She is, in many ways, an anti-Gould, but what she does here is quite astounding.
You will love this or hate it, if you are familiar with the Goldbergs. But there's no denying that this recording shows how much still remains to be done with works like this.
Note that the harpsichord is beautiful, and the sound excellent as well.