Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variation

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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), canonic variations on the Christmas hymn for organ, BWV 769

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), canonic variations on the Christmas hymn for organ, BWV 769
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Notes & Reviews:

A unique coupling of the famous Goldberg Variations with the Canonic Variations! According to musicologist Pieter Dirksen, the Canonic Variations form an intended complement to the Goldbergs and, although he changes from harpsichord to organ, this disc provides a very natural listening experience.

"It's difficult to call his playing quick, and it is never virtuosic or showy. A Bach scholar with deep insights, he takes his time to address every possibility for ornamentation, observe every repeat, give every phrase its full length, and make the music reveal as much as possible. Dirksen's diligent rendering of the Goldberg Variations may be too detail-oriented for people with short attention spans, yet there is no other reason to fault him, for his harpsichord playing is meticulous and tasteful, and his understanding of Bach's idiom is profound and thorough... EtCetera's sound is clean and focused." -All Music Guide



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
  • Performer: Pieter Dirksen (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 86 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), canonic variations on the Christmas hymn for organ, BWV 769
  • Performer: Pieter Dirksen (Organ)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 06/1747