The Goldberg Variations, or - to use the original title - 'Aria with diverse variations' counts as a milestone in Western music history. With good reason: the huge work and it's highly systematic structure demonstrate with utmost clarity Bach's immense skill as a composer. Books and treatises have been written to analyse how it is constructed, amazing both musicologists and mathematicians. But as the Danish accordionist Andreas Borregaard writes in his own liner notes to this disc: 'the Goldberg Variations are so much more than a gigantic, sounding sudoku. Each variation is an expressive universe unto itself, and the music passes through almost every corner of the human spectrum of emotions.' Originally written for the harpsichord, the work has become part of the piano repertoire, but the emotional range that Borregaard emphasizes is perhaps brought out even more clearly when it is performed, as here, on the accordion. The inherent nostalgia of the Aria is more poignant than ever, the gigue in Variation 7 has the swagger of sailors on shore leave, and the introspection of Variation 15 is almost hypnotic.
The Goldberg Variations, or - to use the original title - 'Aria with diverse variations' counts as a milestone in Western music history. With good reason: the huge work and it's highly systematic structure demonstrate with utmost clarity Bach's immense skill as a composer. Books and treatises have been written to analyse how it is constructed, amazing both musicologists and mathematicians. But as the Danish accordionist Andreas Borregaard writes in his own liner notes to this disc: 'the Goldberg Variations are so much more than a gigantic, sounding sudoku. Each variation is an expressive universe unto itself, and the music passes through almost every corner of the human spectrum of emotions.' Originally written for the harpsichord, the work has become part of the piano repertoire, but the emotional range that Borregaard emphasizes is perhaps brought out even more clearly when it is performed, as here, on the accordion. The inherent nostalgia of the Aria is more poignant than ever, the gigue in Variation 7 has the swagger of sailors on shore leave, and the introspection of Variation 15 is almost hypnotic.
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Format: CD
Label: BIS
Rel. Date: 08/03/2018
UPC: 7318599923994

Goldberg Variations (W/Cd) (Hybr) (2pk)
Artist: J Bach S / Andreas Borregaard
Format: CD
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DISC: 1
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1. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Aria
2. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 1
3. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 2
4. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 3, Canone All'unisuono
5. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 4
6. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 5
7. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 6, Canone Alla Seconda
8. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 7
9. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 8
10. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 9, Canone Alla Terza
11. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 10, Fughetta
12. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 11
13. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 12, Canone Alla Quarta
14. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 13
15. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 14
16. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 15, Canone Alla Quinta
DISC: 2
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1. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 16, Ouverture
2. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 17
3. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 18, Canone Alla Sexta
4. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 19
5. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 20
6. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 21, Canone Alla Settima
7. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 22, Alla Breve
8. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 23
9. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 24, Canone All'ottava
10. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 25
11. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 26
12. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 27, Canone Alla Nona
13. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 28
14. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 29
15. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Var. 30, Quodlibet
16. Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 (Arr. For Accordion): Aria Da Capo

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The Goldberg Variations, or - to use the original title - 'Aria with diverse variations' counts as a milestone in Western music history. With good reason: the huge work and it's highly systematic structure demonstrate with utmost clarity Bach's immense skill as a composer. Books and treatises have been written to analyse how it is constructed, amazing both musicologists and mathematicians. But as the Danish accordionist Andreas Borregaard writes in his own liner notes to this disc: 'the Goldberg Variations are so much more than a gigantic, sounding sudoku. Each variation is an expressive universe unto itself, and the music passes through almost every corner of the human spectrum of emotions.' Originally written for the harpsichord, the work has become part of the piano repertoire, but the emotional range that Borregaard emphasizes is perhaps brought out even more clearly when it is performed, as here, on the accordion. The inherent nostalgia of the Aria is more poignant than ever, the gigue in Variation 7 has the swagger of sailors on shore leave, and the introspection of Variation 15 is almost hypnotic.