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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Goldbergs, 23 July 2014
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This review is from: Bach: Goldberg Variations /Pinnock (harpsichord) (Audio CD)
This excellent disc has now been reissued at mid-price: Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Italian Concerto, BWV 971 (DG The Originals).

This classic account of the Goldberg variations by Trevor Pinnock remains my favourite harpsichord version by a long way. Now more than 30 years old, it has lost none of its vigour, delight and depth of insight. Pinnock has established himself as one of the great interpreters and performers of Baroque music, particularly Bach, and this recording is a cornerstone of that reputation. Even then he had an fabulous understanding of the music and the technique to allow that understanding to shine through. Each variation is beautifully judged and is a joy to listen to, the Aria has a limpid loveliness which is not easy to achieve on the harpsichord and the whole thing is a joy. The recorded sound is excellent and allows Pinnock's performance to really shine.

If you have a rooted objection to the harpsichord you may not enjoy this disc, but I would still urge you to try it - it is a revelation in what can be achieved on the instrument. I have a number of very fine recordings of the Goldbergs but this remains one of my very favourites and I recommend it very warmly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great performance, 27 Nov. 2001
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This review is from: Bach: Goldberg Variations /Pinnock (harpsichord) (Audio CD)
A wonderful recording by perhaps the greatest modern harpsichordist. The sound quality is a bit crisp at times, but this recording is over 15 years old. A must listen.
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