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Ludwig van Beethoven: Late Piano Sonatas, Op. 101, 106 'Hammer-Klavier', 109-111
Frédérich Chopin: Scherzos Op. 20, 31, 39, 54; Polonaise Op. 53 'Eroic'; Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61
Frédérich Chopin: Piano Works, IV (Valses Op. 34; Nocturnes Op. 32; Sonata No. 2 Op. 35; Mazurkas Op. 30)
Frédérich Chopin: Piano Works, III (Ballades Op. 23, 38, 52; Mazurkas Op. 50; Impromptu Op. 51; Polonaise Op. 53 'Eroic')
Frédérich Chopin: Piano Works, II (Sonata No. 3 Op. 58; Valses Op. 64; Mazurkas Op. 59; Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61)
Frédérich Chopin: Piano Works, I (Ballade Op. 47; Mazurkas Op. 63; Nocturnes Op. 62; Prelude Op. 45)
Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, S 161 - Italie
Claude Debussy: (Complete) Preludes. Book I, II [2-album set]
Ferruccio Busoni: Piano Transcriptions after J.S. Bach [2-album set]
Johann Sebastian Bach: Favourite Organ Works (BWV 538, 542, 545, 565, 572, 582, 590)

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Johann Sebastian Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Giovanni Mazzocchin
 
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Classical Music
Baroque (1600-1750)
Studiomaster available.
OC17042b
634065037277
2016

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The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, are probably the main work (or at least the most renowned) of Johann Sebastian Bach. They are often played at the piano and the harpsichord, but also on the organ, or with chamber music ensemble (Quartets, Trios). First published in 1741, this monumental composition, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations, are named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, to whom they are dedicated, and who was probably the first performer. After a statement of the aria at the beginning, there are thirty variations that do not follow the melody, but its bass line.
Giovanni Mazzocchin (who recently recorded Beethoven's 5 late Sonatas for OnClassical, OC145CSET) plays this (not easy) work with all repetitions and no pedal (!). On the repetitions he does improvisations as were typical during that epoch. The recording is in perfect stereo A-B available in HD at 88.2/24-bits.

 

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Recorded @: Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2016
Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Photo/paint on cover: Alessandro Simonetto
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