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Bach: Goldberg Variations

A version for string orchestra is equally popular and these transcriptions have been played all over the world. As a guest conductor, Mr.

The great Variation 25 has a throbbing pulse: I hope listeners will share in my life-long journey through the Goldberg Variations and my love of the music, indeed in the very first publication of the Variations, inJ.

The New Yorkerin a review of this recording, wrote: No other work by Bach himself, or by Domenico Scarlatti, not even any earlier work of Beethoven could compare with it for instrumental brilliance.

He could not get enough of them, and for a long time, whenever sleepless nights came, he would say, Dear Goldberg, do play me one of my variations.

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. The dmotry follow without pauses, which creates a forward-rolling feeling of agitation and delight.

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. For two months I probably had the time of my life, musically speaking, being in the constant company of Johann Sebastian Bach and Glenn Gould.

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. Hawkins concludes his discussion of Bach with three full pages of music examples, comprising the Aria, Variation 9 and Variation 10 from the Goldberg Variations, making this one of the first pieces of Bach to appear in print outside Germany. Join the mailing list. Often the sound has orchestral weight and fullness.

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Well-judged balance between instruments yields much internal clarity.

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It all starts from the Aria: Addressing them as a life-long friend and a musical collaborator, Mr. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Like the Goldbergs, this is music that grabs the attention; every moment is admirable. A new recording project with Lukas Geniusas is in the works, as an homage to Fritz Kreisler and Sergei Rachmaninov, one of the most legendary duets in the history of classical music.

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The Russian-born violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, who founded the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra inhas enthusiastically practiced the art of transcription for variation years, producing more than 25 new string arrangements of chamber and keyboard works. Voici ce que relate Forkel dans sa biographie: There was no irony in the notion—expressed on this title page—of a work that aspired to speak to the soul of those playing and hearing the work: Bach, as a devout Lutheran, was deeply conscious of the spiritual dimension of music, and the wish of composers to enrich the soul as well as to divert and entertain.

Again, the recording quality is excellent; the string lines appear like bright electric threads over black velvet.

The Goldberg Variations stands as one of the greatest keyboard works ever written. The grand chords of variation 29 are also persuasively transcribed.

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Donald Tovey wrote that: Sitkivetsky, May 1, – By the time arrived I felt that this was the right moment to re-visit and somewhat re-examine my original transcription.

It was 25 years after the piece was first transcribed, I had performed it many times and heard different adaptations of it, so I felt the need to return to a simpler version with hardly any repeats at dmitru. The 15 Sinfonias are on the same level as the Goldbergs, with enthusiastic vigour, expressiveness and depth, while staying low-cholesterol.

His original transcription of The Goldbergs was written ininspired by the famous Glen Gould recording. Some changes in the orchestration have led to an injection of youthful energy throughout the piece. About This Album The Russian-born violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, who founded the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra inhas enthusiastically practiced the art of transcription for many years, producing more than 25 new string arrangements of chamber and keyboard works.

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The Art of Transcription – JS Bach arrangements for String Trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky

One of the highlights of dmitfy summer festival season was the world premiere of a new transcription: 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. I turned to my friend Dmitry Sitkovetsky, who is a Master in transcriptions. Some ingenious reworking aims to produce an equivalent of the virtuosity dmitrry on the harpsichord: But who was Goldberg, and how does he fit into the story of these famous variations?

Since then my transcriptions have been played all over the world, and moreover they have opened the floodgates of new interpretive possibilities for the piece which have included solo harp, wind instruments of all kinds, saxophone quartets, Renaissance viols and even a fascinating concoction of Uri Caine, among many others. Please try again later.

Still, Goldberg is reputed to have been a goldberrg talented young musician, and a pupil of both Johann Sebastian and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. The 15 sinfonias, also brilliantly arranged, complete a programme of beautifully played music. It was a hit! His enviable career as a violin soloist is documented in several dozen recordings of all major concertos and a wide selection of chamber repertoire.

In variation 5, Sitkovetsky resists the temptation to write a third part, while the two-part texture of variation 6 is cleverly redistributed between the three instruments—leaving it as a two-voice jig—as it is in variation 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.