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Bach: Goldberg Variations
Johann Sebastian Bach, Claudio Arrau
Bach: Goldberg Variations
Genres: World Music, Classical
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All Artists: Johann Sebastian Bach, Claudio Arrau
Title: Bach: Goldberg Variations
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg Int'l
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 7/20/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Fantasies, Suites, Symphonies, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Classical (c.1770-1830), Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 743218459320

CD Reviews

Arrau is the greatest, but old sound quality.
R. W. | Oregon | 06/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I feel Claudio Arrau is one of the greatest pianists of the 20th or any other century, so I was looking forward to his interpretation of Bach with great anticipation.

His playing is ... well, it's hard for me to hear past the antique quality of the recording. Some of his warmth comes through as well and his expressive playing. But it sounds like he's playing at the other end of a tunnel.

I wish record labels would take the care to re-master these old recordings before releasing them; I can't believe it wouldn't profit them to do so. They would certainly honor the performers and their customers by doing so."