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Bach: Goldberg Variations
Johann Sebastian Bach, András Schiff
Bach: Goldberg Variations
Genre: Classical
 
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András Schiff conceives of the Goldbergs in three rather than two large sections, and transposes certain repeats up or down the octave. Most impressive, perhaps, is the way he voices the "double-keyboard" variations in ord...  more »

      
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All Artists: Johann Sebastian Bach, András Schiff
Title: Bach: Goldberg Variations
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Polygram Int'l
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028941711625

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András Schiff conceives of the Goldbergs in three rather than two large sections, and transposes certain repeats up or down the octave. Most impressive, perhaps, is the way he voices the "double-keyboard" variations in order create a similar effect from the standard modern grand. His suave, rounded sonority achieves great coloristic variety in spite of the pianist's virtual avoidance of the sustain pedal. All repeats are observed. --Jed Distler
 

CD Reviews

An Amazing Performance
02/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an amazing album. Andras Schiff's performance of the Goldberg's is highly unusual in that it not only transposes some of the repeats up an octave (it takes ALL repeats), but his quick tempo, highly complex interpetation leaves one almost breathless. I hold back on one star because at times it seems all too much, and i found myself hoping for a relaxed respite. All in all though, a spellbinder, more overwhelming than either of Gould's records. And God, that 25th variation!!! Perfect interpetation...."