Goldberg Variations

Rare opportunity to hear the entire 'Goldberg Variations' with all repeats plus the '14 canons' on the Goldbergs and the 'Italian Concerto'.

Prominent Australian keyboard performer Elizabeth Anderson tops the highest peak in musical terms for harpsichordists - Bach's 'Goldberg Variations'. Taking an energetic 93 minutes to perform, it is regarded as the pinnacle of keyboard compositions - a test of both performance ability and endurance.

Anderson has been giving sold-out performance of Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' since her first performance of it over 10 years ago.

Artist

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson has performed in no less than eleven international concert tours to Europe, Japan and Singapore. She is a regular guest lecturer and performer at universities and music schools throughout Australia.


Press quotes

“I sat spellbound through the whole thing”

— Bradley Lonard, ABC 24 Hours

“Her performance is one of sustained excellence: thoughtful, witty and admirably dextrous...(Anderson) has delivered what the Goldberg's title page promised: 'refreshment of the spirit'”

Soundscapes

“formidable technique and heaps of vitality”

The Courier-Mail

Audio preview

Track Listing

    Italian Concerto BWV 971 Johann Sebastian Bach

  1. (Allegro)
  2. Andante
  3. Presto
  4. Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Johann Sebastian Bach

  5. Aria
  6. Var. 1. a 1 clav.
  7. Var. 2. a 1 clav.
  8. Var. 3 Canone all'Unisuono. a 1 clav.
  9. Var. 4. a 1 clav.
  10. Var. 5. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
  11. Var. 6. Canone alla Seconda. a 1 clav.
  12. Var. 7. al tempo di Giga. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
  13. Var. 8. a 2 Clav.
  14. Var. 9. Canone alla Terza. a 1 clav.
  15. Var. 10. Fugetta. a 1 clav.
  16. Var. 11. a 2 Clav.
  17. Var. 12. Canone alla Quarta. a 1 clav.
  18. Var. 13. a 2 Clav.
  19. Var. 14. a 2 Clav.
  20. Var. 15. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 clav. andante

    Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Johann Sebastian Bach

  1. Var. 16. Ouverture. a 1 clav.
  2. Var. 17. a 2 Clav.
  3. Var. 18. Canone alla Sexta. a 1 clav.
  4. Var. 19. a 1 clav.
  5. Var. 20. a 2 Clav.
  6. Var. 21. Canone alla Settima. a 1 clav.
  7. Var. 22. a 1 clav. alla breve
  8. Var. 23. a 2 Clav.
  9. Var. 24. Canone all'Ottava. a 1 clav.
  10. Var. 25. a 2 Clav. adagio
  11. Var. 26. a 2 Clav.
  12. Var. 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.
  13. Var. 28. a 2 Clav.
  14. Var. 29. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
  15. Var. 30. Quodlibet. a 1 clav.
  16. Aria
  17. Fourteen Canons BWV 1087 Johann Sebastian Bach

  18. Canon Simplex
  19. All' roversico
  20. Beede vorigen Canones zugleich, motu recto e contrario
  21. Motu contrario e recto
  22. Canon duplex à 4
  23. Canon simplex über besagtes Fundament à 3
  24. Idem à 3
  25. Canon simplex à 3, il soggetto in Alto
  26. Canon in unisono post semifusam à 3
  27. a. Alio modo, per syncopationes et per liguritas à 2 b. Evolutio
  28. Canon duplex übers Fundament à 5
  29. Canon duplex über besagte Fundamental-Noten à 5
  30. Canon triplex à 6
  31. Canon à 4 per Augmentationem et Diminutionem

Performers

Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.


Where to buy

Goldberg Variations can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Engineer
Martin Wright
Vaughan McAlley
Venue
Move Records Studio
Release date
1996
Copyright
© 1996 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1996 Move Records
Categories
Baroque, Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3160
Alternate catalogue number
MD3160
Barcode
EAN 9314574316025