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DOR-90110

J.S.BACH
THE

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

Transcribed and performed by
JEAN GUILLOU, ORGAN
Recorded at the Kleuker organ
of Notre-Dame des Neiges,
Alpe d'Huez, France.

DOR-90110 Cover - 18617 Bytes "Clavier-Übung (keyboard exercise) consisting of an Aria with diverse variations for 2-manual harpsichord, dedicated to music-lovers to gladden their hearts, by J.S. Bach, composer to the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, Kapellmeister and Civic Director of Music for Leipzig.   Edited by Balthasar Schmid at Nuremberg."   So runs the very modest title for a peice of harpsichord literature that can be described only as a work of towering complexity and of the most profound expressive grandeur.   Its richness derives on the one hand from its great number of rhythmic figures (only, perhaps with Stravinsky does such profusion again occur), and on the other hand from a composing style that makes use of almost all the possible canonic intervals and inversions.
- Jean Guillou (Translation by Frederick M. Gaviller)

The Goldberg Variations,
Aria with 30 Variations, BWV 988

[1] Aria
[2] Variation 1
[3] Variation 2
[4] Variation 3
[5] Variation 4
[6] Variation 5
[7] Variation 6
[8] Variation 7
[9] Variation 8
[10] Variation 9
[11] Variation 10
[12] Variation 11
[13] Variation 12
[14] Variation 13
[15] Variation 14
[16] Variation 15
[17] Variation 16
[18] Variation 17
[19] Variation 18
[20] Variation 19
[21] Variation 20
[22] Variation 21
[23] Variation 22
[24] Variation 23
[25] Variation 24
[26] Variation 25
[27] Variation 26
[28] Variation 27
[29] Variation 28
[30] Variation 29
[31] Variation 30
[32] Aria (Reprise)



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