Johann Sebastian Bach – Composer – Goldberg Variations BWV (Sitkovetsky version) – Music Sales Classical. The Russian-born violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, who founded the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra in , has enthusiastically. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Goldberg Variations on Discogs.

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Johann Sebastian Bach – Goldberg Variations BWV (Sitkovetsky version) – Music Sales Classical

I cannot imagine more gripping accounts. In the booklet Sitkovetsky tells the variiations the arrangements. In seiner Biografie schildert Forkel, dass der Graf sich oft in Leipzig aufhielt, und […] Goldberg mit dahin brachte, um ihn von Bach in der Musik unterrichten zu lassen. Admittedly we have moved some distance from the original score, though I would imagine its length and content will fit more readily into a string trio concert programme, and despite a personal aversion to such wholesale changes, the result is attractive.

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This is good for some pieces, whose singing melodies now sound more natural. Bach thought he could best fulfil this wish with some variations … The Count henceforth referred to them only as his variations.

Often the sound has orchestral weight and fullness.

Some ingenious reworking aims to produce an equivalent of the virtuosity required on the harpsichord: Lieber Goldberg, spiele mir doch eine von meinen Variationen. It is relatively unusual to find Bach being so precise in one of his keyboard works about the instrumentation: The elaborate hand-crossing and figuration of variation 14 are imaginatively re-conceived as a dialogue between the three string players.

Addressing them as a life-long friend and a musical collaborator, Mr. The Count was often ill and had sleepless nights. But who was Goldberg, and how does he fit into the story of these famous variations? One of the highlights of the summer festival season was the world premiere of a new transcription: Like the Goldbergs, this is music that grabs the attention; every moment is admirable. Monday, May 1, – The frenetic momentum of variation 26 is, again, cleverly redistributed among the trio, while in variation 28 there is more effective use of pizzicato, perhaps to mirror the sound of the harpsichord as well as to lighten the texture.


As a master of transcribing his own music for different instrumental combinations, the arrangement of the Goldberg Variations by Dmitry Sitkovetsky for string trio is an idea that would surely have appealed to the composer. September Total duration: Sign Up for Our Newsletter: In his biography Forkel relates the story as follows:. I have made some changes in orchestration, probably influenced by my String Orchestra transcription ofbut most of all I tried to inject some fresh, youthful energy to propel the piece from the beginning to end.

As a guest conductor, Mr. Generally, at that time, transcriptions were out of fashion and I recall that my own colleagues and managers were sceptical about such an audacious idea.

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His original transcription of The Goldbergs was written ininspired by the famous Glen Gould recording. As a conductor, Mr. This is music of a kind that can bring tears of happiness to one’s eyes.

A version for string orchestra is equally popular and these transcriptions have been played all over the world. Man stellt sich Bach oft als Komponisten vor, dessen Musik erst im In his biography Forkel relates the story as follows: Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.


sitkovetskt JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. It was 25 years after the piece was first transcribed, I had performed it many times and heard different adaptations of it, so Variayions felt the need to return to a simpler version with hardly any repeats at all.

Sitkowetskis Bearbeitung entstand zur Feier von Bachs The Count remarked to Bach that he would like to have a few pieces for his musician Goldberg, pieces so gentle and somewhat merry in character that the Count could be cheered up by them during his siykovetsky nights.

The New Yorkerin a review of this recording, wrote: MusicWeb Record of the Year – One of the most beloved musical works ever written, arranged with such affection and skill that the result sounds in no way inferior to the original, and performed with authority and passion.

To this Calum MacDonald supplements an as usual excellent and extensive musical analysis. The slow numbers breathe and sing. Intensity and precision constituted a potent pair of qualities, which, allied with his finely focused tone, resulted in a totally convincing and indeed moving musical experience.

Johann Sebastian Bach

No other work by Bach himself, or by Domenico Scarlatti, not even any earlier work of Beethoven could compare with it for instrumental brilliance. Well-judged balance between instruments yields much internal clarity. Unable to process your request at this time.