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Bach: The Goldberg Variations is the 1955 debut album of Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould. An interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations (BWV 988), the work launched Gould's career as a renowned international pianist, and became one of the most well-known piano recordings. Sales were "astonishing" for a classical album: it was reported to have sold 40,000 copies by 1960, and had sold more than 100,000 by the time of Gould's death in 1982.
What are the Goldberg Variations? The work itself consists of 30 variations, starting with a single 'Aria'. After transforming the music over the course of an hour, using different time signatures, textures, and harmonies, the beautiful first aria returns, with a completely different feel from the first hearing. Once the listener has heard the tune transformed in almost uncountable ways, the simplicity of the original music is nothing short of arresting. Bach’s reputation as a fine composer reached the ears of Kaiserling, so Goldberg was sent to him to be well tutored. When Bach heard of the plight of Goldberg’s boss, he penned the work. It was a genre of music into which he had never before ventured, thinking variations almost a form of musical ‘sheep counting’ (in the most respectful sense) and thus perfect for an insomniac.
S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (CD1) (2010).
Released by Deutsche Grammophon (DG) Oct 2000 32 Tracks. Goldberg Variations is a Instrumental album released on Oct 2000. Goldberg Variations Album has 32 songs sung by Rosalyn Tureck. Listen to all songs in high quality & download Bach, . Goldberg Variations songs on Gaana. attr("src", $('. de tp.