Goldberg Variations
Title:

Goldberg Variations

Composer:
Artists:

Daniel-Ben Pienaar, piano

Cat No:

AV2235

Price:

£12.49

Summary:

Pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar opened the eyes and ears of the classical music world with his release of Mozart Piano Sonatas (AV 2209), earning plaudits such as Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice and CD of the Week from The Sunday Times. His recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations is destined to do the same. Pienaar’s probing intellectual interpretation combines with his dazzling finger work and perfect pianistic touch, to deliver a classic recording of Bach’s evergreen Goldbergs. As a bonus, he includes Fourteen Canons BWV 1087, based on the first eight bass notes of the Goldberg’s Aria, and Bist du bei mir from Bach’s Anna Magdalena Notebook, where the Aria from the Goldberg Variations first appeared.

Tracklist:

J. S. BACH (1685 – 1750)
Goldberg Variations
1. Aria (2:09)
2. Variation 1 (0:52)
3. Variation 2 (0:39)
4. Variation 3 Canone all Unisono (1:50)
5. Variation 4 (0:58)
6. Variation 5 (0:33)
7. Variation 6 Canone alla Seconda (0:57)
8. Variation 7 al tempo di Giga (0:48)
9. Variation 8 (0:45)
10. Variation 9 Canone alla Terza (1:27)
11. Variation 10 Fughetta (1:23)
12. Variation 11 (0:54)
13. Variation 12 Canone alla Quarta (2:01)
14. Variation 13 (2:52)
15. Variation 14 (0:57)
16. Variation 15 Canone alla Quinta (4:13)
17. Variation 16 Ouverture (2:42)
18. Variation 17 (0:44)
19. Variation 18 Canone alla Sexta (1:22)
20. Variation 19 (0:50)
21. Variation 20 (0:44)
22. Variation 21 Canone alla Settima (2:28)
23. Variation 22 alla breve (2:37)
24. Variation 23 (0:55)
25. Variation 24 Canone all Ottava (1:53)
26. Variation 25 (4:22)
27. Variation 26 (0:52)
28. Variation 27 Canone alla Nona (0:43)
29. Variation 28 (0:56)
30. Variation 29 (0:53)
31. Variation 30 Quodlibet (1:50)
32. Aria da Capo (2:13)

33. Fourteen Canons BWV 1087 (4:41)

Gottfried Heinrich STÖLZEL (1690 – 1749)
34. Bist du bei mir (2:37)

Recorded: 3 September 2010, Duke’s Hall of the Royal Academy of Music, London
Producer: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Engineer: Kirsten Cowie

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