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Bach, J.S.: (Complete) [6] French Suites
Bach, J.S.: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Bach, J.S.: Little Preludes, Preludes and Fugues, Well-tempered Clavier & French Suites alternative versions, Prelude BWV 999
Bach, J.S.: Partitas No. 1 BWV 825; No. 5, BWV 829; No. 6, BWV 830
Bach, J.S.: Partitas No. 2 BWV 826; No. 3, BWV 827; No. 4, BWV 828
Bach, J.S.: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 [2-album set]
Bach, J.S.: Favourite Organ Works (BWV 538, 542, 545, 565, 572, 582, 590)
Bach, J.S.: Das Orgel-Büchlein, BWV 599-644
Bach, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 [2-album set]
Various Composers: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 & other works

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Bach, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Aria Variata alla maniera Italian BWV 989; Variations BWV 901 (completed by A. Simonetto)

Elisabetta Guglielmin, Harpsichord

Album(s): 1

Album catalog: OC17111c
EAN/UPC: 0/634065037499
Original audio available @ 88.2 kHz * 24 bits

 

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Bach, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Bach, J.S.: Aria variata alla maniera italiana, BWV 989
Bach, J.S.: Aria with variations, BWV 901

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Bach's monumental Aria and Thirty Variations in G Major, BWV 988, commonly known as Goldberg Variations, are presented on this disc alongside two shorter works by the composer - Aria variata alla maniera italiana in A Minor, BWV 989, and the partially completed Aria and Variations in C Minor, BWV 991, in the version completed by harpsichordist Alessandro Simonetto. Together, the three sets trace Bach's experience with the genre of the variations throughout the span of his compositional career: the virtuosic Aria variata alla maniera italiana is a relatively early work, from 1709; the fragment of what promised to be a complex set of variations in C minor, catalogued as BWV 991, is found in Anna Magdalena Bach's Notebook, which was compiled in 1722; and the Goldberg Variations, one of the pinnacles of the keyboard literature and possibly one of greatest artistic manifestations of the human spirit, were first published in 1741.
Described by Kenneth Gilbert as "a very talented harpsichordist, currently playing a most interesting and meritorious musical role," Elisabetta Guglielmin hails from Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, and has recently recorded the complete works for harpsichord by Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre (OC17091b OnClassical).
This recording was made in perfect stereo A-B (176.4 kHz * 32-bits), and is available in HD @ 88.2/24-bits.

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Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2017
Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Equipment used: Sennheiser mics.
Instrument(s) used: W. Horn (Modified) harpsichord based on J. Ruckers (Antwerp 1638)
Photo/paint on cover: Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio): Narcissus (1597-99)
Artwork: ©OnClassical
An OnClassical production, ©2017

   
 

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