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Bach J S: Goldberg Variations Import

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Goldberg Variations - Version for 2 Pianos By Rheinberger/Reger
  2. Aria. Andante Espressivo
  3. 1. Pi? Animato
  4. 2. Allegretto
  5. 3. Canone All' Unisono. Andantino
  6. 4. Energico
  7. 5. Con Fuoco
  8. 6. Canone Alla Seconda. Allegro
  9. 7. Allegretto Scherzando
  10. 8. Allegro
  11. 9. Canone Alla Terza. Moderato
  12. 10. Fughetta. Alla Breve
  13. 11. Allegro
  14. 12. Canone Alla Quarta. Andante
  15. 13. Adagio
  16. 14. Con Fuoco
  17. 15. Canone Alla Quinta. Adagio
  18. 16. Ouverture. Maestoso-Allegretto
  19. 17. Poco Allegro
  20. 18. Canone Alla Sexta. Alla Breva
  21. 19. Allegretto
  22. 20. Allegro Marcato
  23. 21. Canone Alla Settima
  24. 22. Alla Breve
  25. 23. Allegro
  26. 24. Canone All' Ottava. Andantino
  27. 25. Adagio Espressivo
  28. 26. Allegro Deciso
  29. 27. Canone Alla Nona. Allegro
  30. 28. Allegrretto
  31. 29. Allegro
  32. 30. Quodlibet
  33. Aria. Andante Espressivo


Product Details

  • Composer: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
  • Audio CD (November 17, 2009)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony Bmg Europe
  • ASIN: B002E954W4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #351,753 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Bach channeled through the honest and creatively inspired minds of late romanticism. That's what you get with the Goldberg Variations in the performance version for two pianos by Joseph Rheinberger and then adapted by Max Reger. There are moments where, in reference to the opera paraphrases of Liszt et al., you might want to re-title: "L'Grand Fantasie d'Goldberg", but surprisingly few. Instead, the joy is to perk your ears and listen for the often subtle little additions, fourth melodies, staccato octaves added in hushed shades of pianissimo. Even the aria, which is traded among the players but not actually modified, is so captivating that you go from incredulous eyebrow-raising (as you unwrap) to astonished eyebrow-raising as you listen to what's played. A surprise hit delivered with panache from Tal & Groethuysen.
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This is my fourth copy of a piano performance of the Goldberg Variations: my first three are Glenn Gould's two versions and Murray Perahaia's. Tal & Groethuysen bring a special, extra dimension to the work with their rendition of the Rheinberger/Reger two piano edition. I bought the CD with a bit of trepidation, questioning why buy another copy of this chestnut, but as usual, the Israeli/German duo, displaying their comfort with the music and one another, do not disappoint. The arrangement itself does not overwhelm the work: instead, the extra piano adds a third, and sometimes fourth playful voice to the familiar variations. The musicians do not overwhelm the work either: they are not show-offs, but rather good musicians content to let the music shine and speak for itself. Listening to the CD, I imagine some court musicians in 18th century Bavaria or some other principality getting together to to riff on some of the master's works and turning out something like this product. I only hope Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen find more such works, or commission or arrange some themselves, from this period.
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First, I wanted to clarify that the Amazon description is wrong. This is not the J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations, even though that is what appears to be on the cover. In yellow writing that you cannot really see on the picture it says "version for 2 pianos by Reinberger / Reger."

In the booklet that comes with the CD, it explains that Josef Reinberger arranged the Goldberg Variations for 2 pianos, then Max Reger made an arrangement of Reinberger's arrangement. In other words, this is a variation on a variation of Bach's Goldberg Variations.

The first time I listened to the Tal & Groethuysen CD, I was shocked at how different it was from the standard Goldberg Variations. I had expected a simple transcription for 2 pianos but there is added notes and melodies that Bach did not write. I didn't like it at first listen but after I got over the fact that this is not entirely Bach, I found I really enjoyed it.

If you already have 5 or more different recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations, you should give this CD a listen. As long as you realize it is a collaboration between Bach, Reinberger, and Reger, you might enjoy this unique performance.
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Here is a revision of Bach's Goldberg Variations by Max Reger, with an extra piano part in case the variations didn't quite demonstrate enough invention for you. On the face of it rather presumptuous perhaps, but to me it works very well as a further extension of the range and richness of this extraordinary work. The additional parts are never intrusive, more of a light chromatic embelishment, adeptly and delightfully played on this cd. This interpretation adds an ease and brio when listening that may appeal to those who have not yet been drawn in by the original but I suspect may appeal more to those already familiar with them as a diversion from their essential character. Best considered as a curiosity that nevertheless rewards repeated listening. Warmly recommended.
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