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Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

3 Ratings: 2.3
Classical album by Andras Schiff and Johann Sebastian Bach
2 reviews about Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
review by . July 25, 2010
AndrĂ¡s Schiff is able to make even those who have Bach's glorious GOLDBERG VARIATIONS memorized from numerous other recordings (or having been able to play these extraordinary variations on their own) hear them afresh. Schiff's approach is so intimate, beginning with the statement of the original aria through all the variations until the aria is once again allowed to sing alone, that he makes us feel as though he were sitting at the keyboard in a room occupied only by the artist with us as the only …
review by . June 18, 2005
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The reviewer who says the pianist has no interest in counterpoint is quite correct. No interest in rhythmic dvelopment, either, and absolutely no interest in the dance forms upon which Bach's instrumental music is based! Unfortunately for Mr. Schiff, counterpoint was EXACTLY what JS Bach was interested in. I'm not a fan of Bach on piano, but at least Gould's grunting and moaning expressed his passion for the music which he struggled to fathom. Get the recording of the Goldberg Variations by Trevor …
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Label: ECM
Artist: Andras Schiff
Genre: Classical
Release Date: September 30, 2003
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