JS Bach - Goldberg Variations in the Gunzenhauser Museum | Auris Subtilis AS5078

JS Bach - Goldberg Variations in the Gunzenhauser Museum

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Label: Auris Subtilis

Cat No: AS5078

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 28th April 2017

Contents

Artists

Hartmut Schill (violin)
Matthias Worm (viola)
Tilman Trudinger (cello)

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (arr. D. Sitkovetsky)

Artists

Hartmut Schill (violin)
Matthias Worm (viola)
Tilman Trudinger (cello)

About

‘So many performing musicians were considered to be great artists if they knew how to playfully navigate issues of ornamentation and affect, operating within the practices of their time of adherence to rules and freedom, or introducing new styles into the predominant musical cultures in a convincing way. The Goldberg Variations are an example of this playfulness, which can already be witnessed in their compositional origin. For Bach indicated in 1742 that the pieces were intended for “connoisseurs, for the refreshment of their spirits”.

‘What emerged was a powerful cycle of 30 variations of a “somewhat cheerful character”, written at the request of the Count Hermann-Karl of Keyserling, a Russian envoy to the Dresden court. Bach fulfilled his intention: the delight in these pieces lasts until today….’

– Excerpt from the liner notes by Alexander Keuk

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