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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #340 on: May 05, 2020, 05:43:09 AM »
Now this one, I really like:



Awesome Bach playing on a modern piano. Recorded in the '80s.



Thank you!

Chen Pi-hsien has re-recorded Goldberg Variations in 2001 (accordingly to Bach Cantatas Website). Earlier recording (1985) timed 55:07, later (2001) — 59:29. Notable differences in timing are in Variation 13 (2:20 vs 4:52), Variation 16 (1:56 vs 3.01) and in Aria Da Capo (1:52 vs 3:28).

Both recordings are available on YouTube: Recording of 1985 and Recording of 2001 (legally, but due to licensing can be not available depending of visitor's geolocation).
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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #341 on: May 06, 2020, 08:50:21 PM »

Bach Goldberg Variations — Ingrid Marsoner (Piano)
(From the Official YouTube channel of Austrian pianist Ingrid Marsoner.)
(No actual video of Ingrid performance, just audio with still picture shown above.)

Recorded Oct 2009 at Lehár Theater, Bad Ischl, Upper Austria.
Total Time: 72:06.

Beautiful interpretation, I tried just to check it at several points but could not resist to charm of Ingrid playing and listened completelely. That was yesterday and I already want to relisten it. And I will. By writing this I started to relisten. Definitely something in Ingrid playing.
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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #342 on: May 09, 2020, 12:03:02 PM »


Bach Goldberg Variations — Ekaterina Dershavina (Piano)
Recording of 1994. Total time: ~77 minutes.

Ekaterina Dershavina — winner (1st prize) of 1st International Piano Competition "Johann Sebastian Bach" (1992) for her performance of the Goldberg Variations.

Review by Kirk McElhearn on Bach Cantatas Website
Discussion on Bach Cantatas Website

This recording is one of my personal top from ~2009.

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #343 on: May 11, 2020, 09:04:41 AM »
Prize-winners (1st Prizes) of the International Piano Competition "Johann Sebastian Bach" Würzburg / Germany.



Bach Goldberg Variations — Andrea Padova (Piano)

Unequal Temperament (see video information).




Bach Goldberg Variations — Chih-Yu Chen (Piano)

Variation 13 timing: 6:31.
Variation 25 timing: 8:18.
Aria Da Capo is longer than Aria at beginning (4:47 vs 4:08).

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #344 on: May 12, 2020, 06:15:11 AM »
Longer than 100 minutes recordings of Goldberg Variations.



Bach Goldberg Variations — Sergio Vartolo (Harpsichord)

Recorded 1989.
Total: 102:07.




Bach Goldberg Variations — Alexander Paley (Piano)

Recorded 2000.
Total: 104:42.

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