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Without hesitation, this would be one of my "desert island discs", and is now the only Goldberg that I turn to in my collection. Lyricism, clarity, wit and a seemingly-effortless virtuosity combine to make a performance that is truly spellbinding, and with an evident weight of intellect behind it. To know that the pianist conquered a career-threating hand injury in producing this recording only increases its power to move the listener. I particularly love the way that the repeats are executed with their added ornamentation, executed with a deftness of touch that I can do nothing but marvel at. The sound engineering is likewise flawless. It would be fair to say that the Goldberg Variations became a new work for me on the day that I bought this recording.