- Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Notes & Reviews:
Andreas Staier waited nearly a quarter of a century before playing the Goldberg Variations in public. His long-awaited first performance was in Montreal at the end of April 2000, and this new set for harmonia mundi is his first recording of Bach's keyboard masterpiece. Undoubtedly one of the most prominent harpsichord and fortepiano performers in the world, Staier embarked upon a solo career in 1986 after leaving the acclaimed ensemble Musica Antiqua Koln. Since then, his indisputable musical mastery as a soloist has made its mark on the interpretation of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire. His extensive discography has garnered top critical awards from the international press.
"As a performer on both fortepiano and harpsichord Staier has few peers. So the release of his Goldberg Variations marks an important event in world of historical keyboard. He uses registration to create tangible, graduated dynamics, accentuate compositional structure, and suggest orchestrations and colors beyond solo harpsichord... The CD is accompanied by a DVD where Staier plays an explains his approach to the music; his thoughts on the life and music of Bach are truly illuminating." - American Record GuideNotes & Reviews:
Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (07/2009).
Submitted on 08/20/10 by Markhax
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Works DetailsBach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
- Performer: Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
- Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Written: 1741