- David Jalbert (Piano)
Notes & Reviews:
Canadian pianist David Jalbert tackles Bach's Goldberg Variations in a new ATMA recording. Critics have already praised his interpretation of this masterpiece in concerts: "After some sixty-five minutes of deep concentration coming almost from another world the pianist repeated Bach's slow, melodic opening Aria and closed the Variations' frame. There was a long moment of silence, then a sustained sequence of unanimous, loud, standing applause punctuated by bravo's [for] David Jalbert [... ]. No one expected or wanted an encore. One could not ask for more." Joe Lella, The beat magazine Nov. 2011
Fanfare Magazine, November/December 2012
Beyond the embellishments is a performance of the work so alive, dynamic, invigorating, and emotionally fulfilling that if played this way by Goldberg for his insomniac patron it would have been sure to aggravate the Count's condition rather than cure it. This is one Goldberg Variations that won't put you to sleep, rest assured. Very strongly recommended.
Recording information: Salle Raoul-Jobin Palais Montcalm, Québec (Québec) Cana (06/2011).
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Works DetailsBach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)
- Performer: David Jalbert (Piano)
- Running Time: 69 min. 17 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Written: 1741