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Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Arranged by Robin Holloway

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Robin Holloway: Gilded Goldbergs

Bach-R. Holloway: Goldberg Variations BWV 988, arranged for 2 pianos

Micallef & Inanga Piano Duo

Jennifer Micaleff (Piano II); Glen Inanga (Piano I)

Hyperion

Jun 2002

2-CD / TT: 98:14

Review: Robin Holloway - Gilded Goldberg
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'Gilded Goldbergs' as Editor's Choice(!)

Piotr Jaworski wrote (January 15, 2003):
Apologies, but when I've seen that I could not resist....

I wrote it already that Robin Holloway 'Gilded Goldbergs' - that reached me rigth before Xmas - placed themselves on the very top my my list of 2002 favourites. This set collected various reviews - but to my surprise it had been selected as the Editor's Choice in the February issue of the 'Gramophone'.
(Full note quoted below.)

I very much recommend this recording especially to those who still hesitate....

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Holloway Gilded Goldberg

No mere 'variations on variations', but a compelling new work boasting a wealth of inspiration

Gilded Goldbergs.
Jennifer Micallef , Glen Inangapfs

Hyperion CD M 2CDA67360 (98 minutes: DDD)

Imitations, arrangements, orchestrations and parodies have always played a major part in the classical tradition. Only last month we reviewed Uri Caine's reworking of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and this month sees one of the UK's most distinguished composers revisiting Bach's masterpiece in variation form, the Goldberg Variations. Holloway explains at length in a fascinating booklet essay how his Gilded Goldbergs came about - the initial motivation was to clarify certain of the textures by arranging them for two pianists. But the compositional muse quickly homed in on the project and soon Holloway was doing considerably more than arranging. As he puts it, 'even in a place where arrangement was the only goal, "interference" crackled the transmission'. The results are intriguing, witty and wholly engaging.

Kurt Reiss wrote (January 15, 2003):
[To Piotr Jaworski] Have you ever heard the 2 Piano transcription by Rheinberger-Reger?

Piotr Jaworski wrote (January 15, 2003):
[To Kurt Reiss] NOT YET.

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Details
Recordings:
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Comparative Review: Goldberg Variations on Piano:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Comparative Review: Round-Up of Goldberg Variations Recordings:
Recordings | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7
Reviews of Individual Recordings:
GV - R. Barami, J. Crossland, O. Dantone, D. Propper | GV - M. Cole | GV - J. Crossland | GV - E. Dershavina | GV - S. Dinnerstein | GV - R. Egarr [Lehman] | GV - R. Egarr [Satz] | GV - R. Egarr [Bright] | GV - Feltsman | GV- P. Hantai | GV - P. Hantaï (2nd) | GV - K. Haugsand | GV - A. Hewitt | GV - R. Holloway | GV- H. Ingolfsdottir | GV - J. Jando | GV - B. Lagacé | GV - G. Leonhardt | GV- K. Lifschitz | GV - A. Newman | GV - T. Nikolayeva 3rd | GV- J. Payne | GV - W. Riemer | GV - C. Rousset | GV - S. Schepkin, M. Yudina & P. Serkin | GV - A. Schiff [ECM] | GV- H. Small | GV - M. Suzuki | GV - G. Toth | GV - K.v. Trich | GV - R. Tureck [Satz] | GV - R. Tureck [Lehman] | GV- B. Verlet | GV - A. Vieru | GV - J. Vinikour | GV - A. Weissenberg | GV - Z. Xiao-Mei
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Quodlibet in GV | GV for Strings
Discussions of Individual Recordings:
GV - D..Barenboim | GV - P.J. Belder | GV - E. Dershavina | GV - S. Dinnerstein | GV - R. Egarr | GV - V. Feltsman | GV - C. Frisch | GV - G. Gould | GV - P. Hantaï | GV - R. Holloway | GV - J. Jando | GV - K. Jarrett | GV - G. Leonhardt | GV - V. Makin | GV - A. Newman | GV - S. Ross | GV - A. Schiff | GV - R. Schirmer | GV - H. Small | GV - G. Sultan | GV - G. Toth | GV - R. Tureck | GV - S. Vartolo | GV - B. Verlet
Article:
The Quodlibet as Represented in Bach’s Final Goldberg Variation BWV 988/30 [T. Braatz]

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