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Goldberg Variations BWV 988

German Title

Goldberg-Variationen

English Title

Goldberg Variations (GV, The Goldbergs)

French Title

Variations Goldberg

Italian Title

Variationi Goldberg

Hebrew Title

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Event

 

Composed

Leipzig, c1741

Scoring

Harpsichord

Score

References

BGA: III | NBA: V/2 | BC: L 9 | First Published: Nuremberg, 1741-1742

Commentary

Links

Music

Music Examples

Contents

Recordings | Reviews | Discussions | Articles | Links

Recordings

Complete Recordings - 1900-1949
Complete Recordings - 1950-1959
Complete Recordings - 1960-1969
Complete Recordings - 1970-1979
Complete Recordings - 1980-1989
Complete Recordings - 1990-1999
Complete Recordings - 2000-2009
Complete Recordings - 2010-2019

Reviews

Bach's Goldberg Variations on Piano: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Round-Up of Goldberg Variations Recordings: Recordings | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7
Review: Three Goldbergs from Roma - One from Albuquerque (R. Bahrami, J. Crossland, O. Dantone, D. Propper)
Review: Goldberg Variations - Cole
Review: Goldberg Variations by Jill Crossland
Review: Goldberg Variations Ekaterina Dershavina, piano
Review: Dinnerstein's Goldbergs [S. Schwartz]
Review: Egarr Goldbergs [B. Lehman]
Review: Richard Egarr Performs Bach's Goldberg Variations [D. Satz]
Goldberg Variations Review: Egarr [P. Bright]
Review: BWV 988 - Feltsman (re-issued) [J. Laurson]
Review: Hantai’s Bach
Review: Pierre Hantai's 2nd Recording of the Goldberg Variations
Review: Goldbergs Ketil Haugsand
Review: Hewitt’s Goldberg Variations
Review: Robin Holloway - Gilded Goldberg
Review: Helga Ingolfsdottir’s Goldberg Variations
Short Review: Jeno Jando Records Bach's Goldberg Variations
Review: An Organ Version of Bach's Goldberg Variations
Review: Leonhardt’s Goldberg on Vanguard
Review: Goldberg Variations from Lifschitz
Review: Newman in Goldbergs, and in general
Review: Another Goldberg Variations From Nikolayeva
Review: Goldbergs by Joseph Payne
Review: Three Goldbergs
Review: Bach's Goldberg Variations on Fortepiano
Review: Five Hours of Bach
Review: The New and Improved Goldberg Variations from Andras Schiff
Short Review: Bach and Haskell Small
Review: Suzuki’s Goldberg Variations
Review: Bach's Goldberg Variations on the Lautenwerk
Review: Goldberg Variations Käte van Trich, organ
Review: Young Rosalyn Tureck’s Goldberg Variations
Review: Tureck vs harpsichord in the Goldbergs
Review: Verlet’s Goldberg Variations
Review: Andre Vieru Records the Goldberg Variations & More
Review: Goldberg Variations by Jory Vinikour
Review: Goldberg Variations from Weissenberg
Review: Zhu plays the Goldbergs

Discussions

General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Quodlibet in Goldberg Variations | Goldberg Variations for Strings
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Daniel Barenboim
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Pieter-Jan Belder
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Ekaterina Dershavina
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Simone Dinnerstein
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Richard Egarr
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Vladimir Feltsman
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Céline Frisch
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Glenn Gould
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Pierre Hantaï
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - arranged by Robin Holloway
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Jene Jando
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Keith Jarrett
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Gustav Leonhardt
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Vance Makin
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Anthony Newman
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Scott Ross
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Andras Schiff
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Ragna Schirmer
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Haskell Small
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Greta Sultan
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Gwendolyn Toth
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Rosalyn Tureck
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Sergio Vartolo
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Blandine Verlet

Articles

Article: The Quodlibet as Represented in Bach’s Final Goldberg Variation BWV 988/30 [by Thomas Braatz]

Links

   

Title

Description

Author/Webmaster

General

   

Music of Intellect - The Goldberg Variations

In depth commentaries of The Goldberg Variations and on The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1. This is a site for the technically minded. Has some nice quotes and interesting piano graphics. There are also Midi files

Imy Fujita

The Goldberg Variations [N/A]

Contains analyses of this work from Tovey, Angela Hewitt, Yo tomita etc. Also contains an essay entitled 'In Search of Bach's Harpsichord'

Vance Makin

Canons of the Goldberg Variations

Analysis of the Goldberg Canons

Timothy A. Smith

Facsimile edition of the Goldberg Variations

On-line Book Review - Bach’s Clavier-Übungen
in facsimiles

Yo Tomita

Bach: Goldberg Variations

Essay, including reviews of some recordings

Jeremy Epstein

Goldberg Variations for keyboard, BWV 988

Composition Description

John Keillor / AMG

The symmetrical binary principal

In Bach, Baroque & Beyond

Timothy A. Smith

The Goldberg Variations

Composition | Publication | Form | Reception | BWV 1087 | Transcriptions | Trivia | Books | Editions | Recordings | External links

Wikipedia

     

Discographies

   

a+30+a'Goldberg Variations

This is a huge discography of every conceivable performance of this mighty work. Includes images of the disc covers as well as short reviews. Also has information about the many scores of this work which have been published

Yoshiro Shikata / Pooh

Les Variations Goldberg

Discography, including short reviews of several recordings [French]

Patachonf

Bach, JS : The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

List of recordings

Hippo's web site

BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV 988

List of recordings [English/Korean]

Go Classic

Bach 's Goldberg Variations

Partial discography, including short reviews of several recordings [English/Chinese]

BH2000

喜欢巴赫《戈德堡变奏曲》的朋友来聊聊- 无忌论坛 [N/A]

List of recordings, including short reviews of several [Chinese]

Forum Xitec

     

Individual Recordings

 

"Goldberg Variations" by J. S. Bach

Glenn Gould's notes to his 1956 recording of the Goldberg Variations [in Richard Geib's Universe]

Glenn Gould

Goldberg Variations - J. S. Bach - 32 Pianists

Read about the Goldberg Variations' performance where each variation was played by a different pianist

 

J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations for Classical Guitar

J.S. Bach's Acclaimed Goldberg Variations arranged for Classical Guitar by Lynn Harting-Ware. MP3 audio samples and information on the score and CD Forest Scenes containing her arrangemsnts

Lynn Harting-Ware

Glenn Gould's notes on the Goldberg Variations, 1955 [N/A]

In National Library of Canada Website

Glenn Gould

Some thoughts on the Goldberg Variations [N/A]

In Sony Music Website

Murray Perahia

GV by Abram Bezuijen [N/A]

 

Abram Bezuijen

GV by Audun Kayser [N/A]

 

Audun Kayser

GV by Jory Vinikour [N/A]

 

Jory Vinikour

GV by József Eötvös [N/A]

On Guitar

József Eötvös

GV by Kurt Rodarmer

On Guitar (including audio samples)

Kurt Rodarmer

GV by Lynn Harting-Ware

On Guitar

Lynn Harting-Ware

GV by Tjako van Schie

 

Tjako van Schie

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (January 2004 - June 2011)

Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019
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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