ALC 0109 Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Label: Aulicus Classics

Category: Classical Music

Composers: J. S. Bach

Artists: Luca Ballerini

Format: 1 CD

Cat. number: ALC 0109

Release: January 2024

The Goldberg Variations BWV 988 is a musical composition for harpsichord consisting of an Aria, 30 variations, and final reprise of the Aria. Composed between 1741 and 1745, it was published in Nuremberg by Balthasar Schmid. The work is named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who was a harpsichordist in the service of Count von Brühl in Dresden.
The Goldberg Variations are considered one of the most important examples of variation form in classical music and are considered a masterpiece of Baroque music and a challenge
for pianists and harpsichordists. They require great technical and interpretive skill, as well as a deep understanding of the structure and style of the work.

Preview Tracks

1. Aria

2. 02 Variatio 1 a 1 Clav.

3. 03 Variatio 2 a 1 Clav.

4. 04 Variatio 3 Canone all'Unisuono a 1 Clav.

5. 05 Variatio 4 a 1 Clav.

6. 06 Variatio 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.

7. 07 Variatio 6 Canone alla Seconda a 1 Clav.

8. 08 Variatio 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav. al tempo di Giga

9. 09 Variatio 8 a 2 Clav.

10. 10 Variatio 9 Canone alla Terza a 1 Clav.

11. 11 Variatio 10 Fughetta a 1 Clav.

12. 12 Variatio 11 a 2 Clav.

13. 13 Variatio 12 Canone alla Quarta

14. 14 Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.

15. 15 Variatio 14 a 2 Clav.

16. 16 Variatio 15 Canone alla Quinta a 1 Clav. andante

17. 17 Variatio 16 Ouverture a 1 Clav.

18. 18 Variatio 17 a 2 Clav.

19. 19 Variatio 18 Canone alla Sesta a 1 Clav.

20. 20 Variatio 19 a 1 Clav.

21. 21 Variatio 20 a 2 Clav.

22. 22 Variatio 21 Canone alla Settima

23. 23 Variatio 22 a 1 Clav. alla breve

24. 24 Variatio 23 a 2 Clav.

25. 25 Variatio 24 Canone all'Ottava a 1 Clav.

26. 26 Variatio 25 a 2 Clav. adagio

27. 27 Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.

28. 28 Variatio 27 Canone alla Nona a 2 Clav.

29. 29 Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.

30. 30 Variatio 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.

31. 31 Variatio 30 Quodlibet a 1 Clav.

32. 32 Aria da Capo e Fine