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Offline Mandryka

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #300 on: August 11, 2018, 05:36:26 AM »
Well, some repeats. The most reflective interpretation I ever heard.

I think it [Rübsam GV] is outstanding and individual without being idiosyncratic.

Yes some repeats. Reflective and melancholic I’d say.

As regards individuality/idiosyncrasy, I was impressed by how organic all the expressive inflections sound. It is astonishingly individual.

Interesting to compare the opening and closing arias.

I’m not sure that there’s any consolation in his vision of the emotional meaning of the music. The ending, the last note, brings no consolation, no resolution of the tension.
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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #301 on: Today at 07:28:33 PM »
Listening to Rubsam’s GBV on headphones totally changed my view of it. It’s actually very natural and musical sounding. Very emotional too. Part of the genius is wringing a different emotional tone from the work.