J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

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Oxingale Records brings you J.S. Bach’s timeless and beloved Goldberg Variations, performed by the acclaimed trio of cellist Matt Haimovitz, violinist Jonathan Crow and violist Douglas McNabney.

The trio’s 2007, Juno-Nominated album: Mozart the Mason was called “the most essential Mozart anniversary disc so far” by the Star Ledger.

From the liner notes:
Widely popularized by Glenn Gould’s recording of 1955, J. S. Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations has become a musical shrine where transcriptions are offered for almost any instrument or combination, from solo guitar to saxophone quartet. Each brings a new perspective to the piece, endlessly enriching our experience and enjoyment of Bach’s inventiveness, and giving credence to the German maxim Niemand kann Bach kaputt macht (nobody can ruin Bach!). Bach’s music is so strong, it easily transcends time, styles, and instrumental idioms. In this recording, we play the string trio version, dedicated to Gould, by renowned violinist Dmitri Sitkovetsky.

The Goldberg’s 30 variations, framed by the Aria theme, are not elaborations on a tune as one normally would expect, but are variations on the bass line or harmonic progression that underlies the Aria theme. Nine interspersed canons lie at the heart of the work…

1 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Aria Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
2 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation I Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
3 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation II Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
4 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation III Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
5 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation IV Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
6 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation V Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
7 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation VI Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
8 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation VII Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
9 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation VIII Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
10 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation IX Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
11 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation X Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
12 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XI Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
13 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XII Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
14 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XIII Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
15 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XIV Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
16 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XV Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
17 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XVI Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
18 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XVII Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
19 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XVIII Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
20 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XIX Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
21 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XX Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
22 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XXI Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
23 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XXII Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
24 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XXIII Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
25 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XXIV Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
26 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XXV Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
27 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XXVI Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
28 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XXVII Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
29 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XXVIII Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
30 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XXIX Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
31 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Variation XXX Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello
32 J. S. Bach: Golberg Variations – Aria (reprise) Jonathan Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Matt Haimovitz, cello

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