Bach, J.S. / Hill

Bach, J.S. / Hill: Goldberg Variations

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Product Type: CD

Artist: Bach, J.S. / Hill
Title: Goldberg Variations
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

In the Goldberg Variations Bach answered a modest request - reputedly from an aristocratic patron who wanted music that was 'soft and somewhat lively' as a distraction from insomnia - with a work of immense scale and ambition, a great musical journey that traverses a dazzling kaleidoscope of musical styles. The music's wit and virtuosity is matched by the exquisite contrapuntal tracery of the canons that form the work's backbone, and by the tragic grandeur of the minor-key variations, which contain some of the most poignant music Bach ever wrote; the homecoming, as Bach ends by returning to the opening Aria, is one of the most moving passages in all music. Peter Hill here continues his acclaimed series of Bach recordings with a searchingly imaginative performance, capturing the music's zest and it's depth of feeling in a reading that is as profoundly poetic as it is beautifully colored. Hill's 6th recording for Delphian captures the artist at the very height of his powers.

Tracks:
1.1 Aria
1.2 Variation 1
1.3 Variation 2
1.4 Variation 3. Canone All'unisuono
1.5 Variation 4
1.6 Variation 5
1.7 Variation 6. Canone Alla Seconda
1.8 Variation 7
1.9 Variation 8
1.10 Variation 9. Canone Alla Terza
1.11 Variation 10. Fughetta
1.12 Variation 11
1.13 Variation 12. Canone Alla Quarta
1.14 Variation 13
1.15 Variation 14
1.16 Variation 15. Canone Alla Quinta
1.17 Variation 16. Ouverture
1.18 Variation 17
1.19 Variation 18. Canone Alla Sesta
1.20 Variation 19
1.21 Variation 20
1.22 Variation 21. Canone Alla Settima
1.23 Variation 22. Alla Breve
1.24 Variation 23
1.25 Variation 24. Canone All'ottava
1.26 Variation 25
1.27 Variation 26
1.28 Variation 27. Canone Alla Nona
1.29 Variation 28
1.30 Variation 29
1.31 Variation 30. Quodlibet
1.32 Aria Da Capo

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