Bach, J.S.: (Complete) [6] French Suites
Bach, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Aria Variata alla maniera Italian BWV 989; Variations BWV 901 (completed by A. Simonetto)
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)
Various Composers: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 & other works
Bach, J.S.: Das Orgel-Büchlein, BWV 599-644
Bach, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 [2-album set]

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Bach, J.S.: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Giovanni Mazzocchin, Piano

Album(s): 1

Album catalog: OC17042b
EAN/UPC: 0/634065037277
Original audio available @ 88.2 kHz * 24 bits


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Bach, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988


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
Equipment used: 4-mics
Instrument(s) used: 9-foot Steinway D piano, 'Ferrari-O'
Photo/paint on cover: Alessandro Simonetto
Artwork: ©OnClassical
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