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Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Recordings - Part 1

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Complete Recordings 1900-1949

 

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1

Rudolf Serkin - His Earliest Recordings - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 / Schubert: Sonata No. 19 / Chopin: Three Etudes [K-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [31:49]

Rudolf Serkin (Piano)

Archiphon 105

c1928

CD / TT: 61:25

Recorded in Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-3]

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [ 45:41 / 46:34 / 46:45 / 47:11 / 46:00]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

EMI / Pearl / Materpiece / Classica d'Oro / History / Grammofono

Nov 1933

CD / TT: 72:46 [EMI]

Recorded in Paris,  France.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by W. Landowska.
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3

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue [K-1]
Claudio Arrau Performs Bach [B-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [77:43/77:55]

Claudio Arrau (Piano)

RCA Victor Gold Seal
Philips

Jan 1942

2-CD / TT: 99:36
3-CD / TT: 190:43

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4

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Eunice Norton (Piano)

Norvard Recordings

Apr 1942 [CD published: Norvard: 2000]

CD / TT: 52:28 (orig. 78s)

Recorded in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by E. Norton.
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5

Legendary Performers: Landowska [K-8]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [49:08]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

RCA / BMG

Jun 1945

2-CD / TT: 149:15

Recorded in New York, NY, USA.
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by W. Landowska.
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6

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Rosalyn Tureck (Piano)

Allegro / Everest

1947

2-LP / TT: 90:21

1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by R. Tureck. The earliest commercial recording of GV on the piano.
Review: Young Rosalyn Tureck’s Goldberg Variations
Review: Tureck vs harpsichord in the Goldbergs
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Rosalyn Tureck

 

Complete Recordings 1950-1959 >

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2004 - September 2009)
Thanks to contributors: Edward Jasiewicz (January 2009)

Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019
Comparative Review: Goldberg Variations on Piano:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Comparative Review: Round-Up of Goldberg Variations Recordings:
Recordings | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7
Reviews of Individual Recordings:
GV - R. Barami, J. Crossland, O. Dantone, D. Propper | GV - M. Cole | GV - J. Crossland | GV - E. Dershavina | GV - S. Dinnerstein | GV - R. Egarr [Lehman] | GV - R. Egarr [Satz] | GV - R. Egarr [Bright] | GV - Feltsman | GV- P. Hantai | GV - P. Hantaï (2nd) | GV - K. Haugsand | GV - A. Hewitt | GV - R. Holloway | GV- H. Ingolfsdottir | GV - J. Jando | GV - B. Lagacé | GV - G. Leonhardt | GV- K. Lifschitz | GV - A. Newman | GV - T. Nikolayeva 3rd | GV- J. Payne | GV - W. Riemer | GV - C. Rousset | GV - S. Schepkin, M. Yudina & P. Serkin | GV - A. Schiff [ECM] | GV- H. Small | GV - M. Suzuki | GV - G. Toth | GV - K.v. Trich | GV - R. Tureck [Satz] | GV - R. Tureck [Lehman] | GV- B. Verlet | GV - A. Vieru | GV - J. Vinikour | GV - A. Weissenberg | GV - Z. Xiao-Mei
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Quodlibet in GV | GV for Strings
Discussions of Individual Recordings:
GV - D..Barenboim | GV - P.J. Belder | GV - E. Dershavina | GV - S. Dinnerstein | GV - R. Egarr | GV - V. Feltsman | GV - C. Frisch | GV - G. Gould | GV - P. Hantaï | GV - R. Holloway | GV - J. Jando | GV - K. Jarrett | GV - G. Leonhardt | GV - V. Makin | GV - A. Newman | GV - S. Ross | GV - A. Schiff | GV - R. Schirmer | GV - H. Small | GV - G. Sultan | GV - G. Toth | GV - R. Tureck | GV - S. Vartolo | GV - B. Verlet
Article:
The Quodlibet as Represented in Bach’s Final Goldberg Variation BWV 988/30 [T. Braatz]

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