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Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Pierre Hantai (Harpsichord)
Hantaiís Bach

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Bach: Goldberg Variations

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)

Opus 111

Jun 1992

CD / TT: 77:26

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, Netherlands.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by P. Hantaï.
Review: Hantaiís Bach
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Pierre Hantaï
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Donald Satz wrote (May 4, 1999):
I've mentioned in the past my high regard for Hantai's harpsichord version of Bach's Goldberg Variations on Opus 111 along with a few other versions. I had not listened to Hantai's version for a few months, but last night I listened to it twice in a row because it sounded so good the first time.

Hantai's interpretation is superb and has everything - great expressiveness, power, poetry, structure, and pacing. In addition, the recorded sound is fantastic, and that's not easy to do with recorded harpsichord sound.

So, I can't recommend highly enough this version of the Goldberg Variations. I normally prefer it on piano, but Hantai blows away that preference.

 

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Patrik Enander wrote (May 5, 1999):
Don Satz wrote:
< So, I can't recommend highly enough this version of the Goldberg Variations. I normally prefer it on piano, but Hantai blows away that preference. >
I agree. I prefer the piano, but Hantai is excellent.

Donald Satz wrote (May 11, 1999):
Harmonia Mundi has just released, at mid-price, the Kenneth Gilbert version of Bach's Goldberg Variations. I am familiar with Gilbert's WTC and Art of the Fugue - great interpretations. Is his GV at the same level, and how does it compare to Hantai's version?

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1994 | 1995-1999 | 2000-2005 | 2005-2009 | 2010-2014 | 2015-2019
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- K. Ishizaka | 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 Bachís Final Goldberg Variation BWV 988/30 [T. Braatz]


Pierre Hantaï: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 from Pierre Hantai | Bach's Toccatas for Harpsichord from Watchorn & Troeger (3 Parts) | Hantaiís Bach | Pierre Hantai's 2nd Recording of the Goldberg Variations | Review of Savall Musical Offering
Discussions of Instrumental Recordings:
Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Pierre Hantaï


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