Is it possible the list member that asked heard one of the variations that are done with a quartet or a few strings? Is it possible you heard some variations from this recording? A great recording of Gouldian quality! Nonesuch I've always liked it since the day I bought it about five years ago, but I kept forgetting it's there until the recent discussion reminded me. It's lively, easygoing, gentle, alert, tender He varies the texture from solo string quartet in some variations to the bigger group in others: maxing out at plus harpsichord when everybody's playing.
That group is so graceful and sensitive with the strong and weak notes, and that's a fairly high priority for my own enjoyment Sitkovetsky's orchestra takes a more even-weighted approach to the notes, more "mainstream" if you will sort of like the generic English Chamber Orchestra sound. Both ways are nice. But hearing Labadie as comparison, maybe I know now why I don't listen to this Sitkovetsky disc as often as I might.
With such a basically even touch, I hear this performance as more merely pleasant than deeply moving. It doesn't grab me; it just Album) into unoffensive background music as I listen to it. It strikes me as a group of good sight-readers skimming their way along the surface of the music, playing all the notes beautifully and generically with clean ensemble, but not digging very far beneath that pretty surface.
I guess it depends how much one likes things that are merely very nice, "Bach lite," easy and unproblematic. Sitkovetsky's own earlier arrangement for string trio I mentioned both recordings last week strikes me as in better character for the composition: it preserves some of the physical difficulty of playing it, and is more intense. Think about a circus act: if the stunt appears completely effortless, it ceases to be as interesting. Sitkovetsky's trio arrangement has danger and bravura, chutzpah, just as the original keyboard work does The string orchestra arrangement, by contrast, sounds straightforward and easy.
When we get to the last few variations, I don't hear much sense that they've conquered anything along the way. Pete Blue wrote August 27, : [To Bradley Lehman] I find the three stringed Goldberg discs mentioned so far in this thread to be lovely, but I would go a step beyond Brad and criticize them ALL to a greater or lesser extent for their superficiality. I suspect I might be reacting to something inherent in the instrumentation, which tends unavoidably to make the Goldbergs resemble salon music, or at least rococo Divertimenti; deeper than mere ear candy, but shallower than the solo keyboard and guitar GVs.
One Album) so far unmentioned which I find superior to the two Sitkovetskys and the Labadie is the CBC disc by Triskelion, a string trio comprised of Canadians. Thanks mainly to cellist Bryan Epperson, their performance IMO has a brio and a bite lacking in those others. I found sound samples on 1 yahoo!
Now for a cup of coffee. I picked it up second hand and find it earthier than the strings and less imposing than the Norwegian organ one. A fine sound. Anyone know anything about it? That leaves me with an interesting tricky choice. Too bad they didn't continue to include it when they switched over to CD That is: I found it enjoyable to look at what Sitkovetsky did in distributing two-part music to three players, to keep all three players sufficiently occupied and cover the notes.
Especially in the variations where the hands cross e. The musical lines are passed from one player to another, and occasionally broken up by motif like in Webern's orchestration of the MO ricercar making it difficult to play them seamlessly. And in the four-part variations, he similarly had to pass the double-stops around from player to player covering the fourth part. In the first half of variation 16, he has the viola tacet i. Then in variation 17 he has the violin tacet for the whole variation, while the viola and cello play ludicrously high.
Anyway, as I was saying, I think this transcription is most interesting in showing off the arranger's cleverness and his players' terrific "chops". Without the score it would be more difficult to appreciate the odd things he's done here. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band out of a list of greatest rock albums of all time.
Love Gould or hate him, without him we wouldn't be discussing this — or any other — list of recordings of what has been called the longest, most ambitious and most important solo keyboard work written before Beethoven. As you ponder that, consider what else Gould wrought: His was the first prominent album devoted to Bach's magisterial movement work.
The tally of recordings today is no fewer than So, leaving Gould to his own category, here are some highly personal and subjective recommendations.
Ferruccio Busoni, arguably the most ardent champion of Bach in his — or any — time, was the first to revive the Goldbergs in concertthough characteristically he performed them in his decidedly personal and virtuosic style, lovingly recalled in this recording by German pianist Claudius Tanski.
Busoni also decided that the entire piece was too long and unsuited for the concert hall; hence the Busoni Goldbergs omit 10 of the 30 variations and divide the rest into three parts.
At least Busoni got the use of three parts right — some musicologists argue that Bach's choice to bookend his aria with 30 variations was a deliberate attempt to express "the trinity times ten fingers. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Any survey of the Goldbergs has to include Wanda Landowska's original account — the first full recording of the Goldberg Variations.
Much as in Glenn Gould's LP recording from 22 years later, Album), you can hear the sound of history being made as Landowska carefully and somewhat quirkily charts the maiden voyage through the Goldberg archipelago on her sturdy if wholly inauthentic Pleyel harpsichord.
Also noteworthy is the fact that Landowska was the first of a series of fiercely individual female keyboard artists including Rosalyn Tureck, Angela Hewitt and more recently Simone Dinnerstein who have made some of the most distinctive Goldbergs recordings around. In the modern piano era, there are dozens of worthy candidates for a "straight ahead" version of the Goldbergs — clean, unhurried, technically unassailable yet emotionally rich performances.
Gould starts with solo instruments and only in the repeats of both sections that Sitkovetsky skips employs the rest of the players. This arrangement was done by someone who clearly understands the music and respects the composer, and those are the qualities Sitkovetsky got in return from Thomas Gould Album) his players. This immersive performance got a sound quality to match. Sound is warm and with plenty of space in surroundbut at the same time focused and vivid, every pizzicato is present and movement of the bow alive, either joyfully dancing or languidly sustained, but always full of musicality and expression.
I don't think I will ever tire of this recording of the Goldberg variations. For those who love Glenn Gould's recording, this may not be for you, but the warmth of the tones in this version has revealed aspects of the work that I have Variation 17 - Bach* / Sitkovetsky* / NES Chamber Orchestra* - Goldberg Variations (CD previously appreciate. First class!
I love this music in its orchestral version as much if not more than the excellent harpsichord rendition by Leonhardt see my review Like much of Bach's instrumental music this makes very pleasant background music on the one hand, but it is not mere musical 'wallpaper' and it rewards careful listening on the other. Probably the best Goldberg's Variations recorded by orchestra.
Britten Sinfonia playing fantastically with a lot of breath and charm. Arrangments by Dmitry Sitkovetsky are among the best. For me, this cd is must have to any Bach's Variation lover. A fascinating recording. Great sound quality. One person found this helpful. Very good music. I love it. I caught this on Radio Three recently and was transfixed. I ordered it straightaway and have enjoyed it hugely.
I am sure that I'll play it a lot, alternating it with Bach's original. A wonderful idea that works throughout. Beautiful CD - highly recommend it - and quick and efficient service.
See all reviews from the United Kingdom. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. Possiedo varie versioni per clavicembalo o pianoforte delle variazioni Goldberg; questa per archi mi ha sorpreso positivamente. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Translate review to English. One of the best SACDs. Very good. You've read the top international reviews. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more.
Jan 24, · Variation form naturally lends itself to improvisation – you take a main idea and then twist it around a bunch – and they would often improvise in their performances. Goldberg Variations: Publication. The Goldberg variations were first published in , when Bach about 56 years old (in the last decade of his life). Artist: Britten Sinfonia Title Of Album: J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr Dmitry Sitkovetsky) Year Of Release: Label: harmonia mundi Genre: Classical Quality: / FLAC Total Time: min Total Size: / MB WebSite: Album Preview Tracklist: Johann Sebastian Bach () Goldberg Variations BWV (). Dmitry Sitkovetsky's transcription for string orchestra of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations was recorded by the New European Strings for Nonesuch Records and was released to tremendous critical acclaim in the summer of In February , they made their first USA tour performing in 14 cities from Los Angeles to New York. Nov 28, · "In fact, the album's an audiophile gem." - Reviewed by Christopher Lim in The Business Times, July 20, J.S. Bach's "Goldberg Variations", BWV , recorded by Kimiko Ishizaka on a Bösendorfer grand piano, with score following provided by the iPad app from MuseScore. Listen to your favorite songs from Bach Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, NES Chamber Orchestra Now. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Download our mobile app now. Artist: Britten Sinfonia Title Of Album: J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr Dmitry Sitkovetsky) Year Of Release: Label: harmonia mundi Genre: Classical Quality: / FLAC Total Time: min Total Size: / MB WebSite: Album Preview Tracklist: Johann Sebastian Bach () Goldberg Variations BWV (). Bach: Goldberg Variationen / Sitkovetsky, Causse, by Bach, Johann Sebastian on CD. Order from your preferred classical music CD store - ArkivMusic. Great prices. Best service. Fast delivery. Sitkovetsky’s arrangement was made in to celebrate the th anniversary of Bach’s birth, and it is dedicated to the memory of Glenn Gould, whose celebrated Columbia recording of the Goldberg Variations became an instant best-seller and introduced a whole generation to this extraordinary music—a success that was virtually. Apr 12, · Bach, arr Sitkovetsky: Goldberg Variations, review: 'delightful' Thomas Gould's new recording brings a range of colour to Dimitry Sitkovetsky's string arrangement of the Goldberg Variations, says. Album Bach Goldberg Variations Umělec Johann Sebastian Bach, Dmitry Sitkovetsky a NES Chamber Orchestra Ke stažení ve formátu MP3 a FLAC Ukázky zdarma k poslechu Přední strana CD obalu (cover) k albu Bach Goldberg Variations ve formátu PDF. Obrázek obalu alba je přikládán v dostatečné kvalitě, vhodné i pro tisk.
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