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Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Recordings - Part 2

Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019

Complete Recordings 1950-1959

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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Piano Works - Album I: The Goldberg Variation; The C minor Passacaglia [K-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Gunnar Johansen (Double Keyboard Piano)

Artist Direct

1950-1951

2-LP / TT:

Recorded at Gunnar Johansen's house, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, USA.

8

J.S. Bach: Clavierübung - Vol. 7 [H-7]
J.S. Bach: Clavier-Übung [Box Set] [B-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [42:55 / 43:07]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Haydn Society
Music & Arts 3056/62, 9035

Aug 1952

LP / TT:
4-CD / TT: 270:30

1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by R. Kirkpatrick.
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9

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

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)

Vanguard Classics / Bach Guild
Artemis 1281

Jun 1953

CD / TT: 54:19
CD: TT: 55:19

Recorded at Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by G. Leonhardt.
Review: Leonhardt’s Goldberg on Vanguard
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Gustav Leonhardt
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Artemis Music Download: ClassicsOnline

10

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 7 [A-7]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord) [1937 Ammer harpsichord and the 1941 pedal harpsichord]

Philips A 00 267-8 L

Jan 15-24; Mar 19, 1954

LP / TT:

1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by I. Ahlgrimm.
The first of GV on the harpsichord with all of the repeats observed.
Issued in 1955. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4.

11

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-2]

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Eunice Norton (Piano)

Unpublished

Mar 20, 1954

Reels / TT: 50:00

Recorded in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by E. Norton.

12

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-1]
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Piano Concerto, BWV 1052; Partita No. 5, BWV 829

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [42:30 / 42:18]

Glenn Gould (Piano)

CBC
Urania

Jun 21, 1954

CD / TT: 42:30
CD / TT: 78:11

1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by G. Gould.
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Glenn Gould
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13

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 [K-2]
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations / Partita No. 5 (Gould) (1954-55)

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Glenn Gould (Piano)

Sony
World Classic
Naxos Historical 8.111247

Jun 10, 14 & 16, 1955

CD / TT: 38:40
CD / TT:
CD / TT: 51:47

Recorded at 30th Street Studio, New York City, NY, USA.
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by G. Gould.
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Glenn Gould
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Naxos Music Download: ClassicsOnline

14

Bach: Goldberg Variations [E-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Zuzana Ruzickova (Harpsichord)

Supraphon SUA 10192

c1955

LP / TT: 60:00

1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by Z. Ruzickova.

15

Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-4]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Jörg Demus (Piano)

Westminster WL-5241
Westminster XWN-18227
Westminster IWC-70057

1955 ?

LP / TT: 53:35

1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by J. Demus.

16

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

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [44:36 / 44:55]

Karl Richter (Harpsichord)

London / Telefunken

Jan 1956

CD / TT: 44:36 / 44:55

1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by K. Richter.

17

J. S. Bach: Masterpieces for Solo Piano [K-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [44:51]

James Friskin (Piano)

The Bach Guild / Vanguard Classics
Artemis Classics 1247

Mar 28, 1956

2-CD / TT: 139:34

Recorded at Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Review: Bach Keyboard Music from James Friskin
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18

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

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

William Corbett-Jones (Piano)

Music Library Recordings

1956

LP / TT:

 

19

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-3]

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Eunice Norton (Piano)

YouTube

Apr 9, 1957

Reels / TT: 49:56

Recorded in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
3rd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by E. Norton.
Listen to this recording (5 parts)

20

Glenn Gould in Moscow [K-20]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Variations 3, 18, 9, 24, 10, 30 [7:25]

Glenn Gould (Piano)

Melodiya 1001606

May 12, 1957

CD / TT: 44:56

Recorded live at the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Moscow, Russia.
3rd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by G. Gould.
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21

Rosalyn Tureck II: Bach (Great Pianists of the 20th Century) [K-5]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [93:58 / 93:45]

Rosalyn Tureck (Piano)

Philips (from HMV/Capitol)

Jun, Aug 1957

2-CD / TT: 155:45

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by R. Tureck.
Review: Young Rosalyn Tureck’s Goldberg Variations
Review: Tureck vs harpsichord in the Goldbergs
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Rosalyn Tureck
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22

Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-1]

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

André Tchaikowsky (Piano)

RCA Unreleased

Dec 13, 17 & 23, 1957

 

Unreleased recording.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by A. Tchaikowsky.
Source: André Tchiakowsky Website

23

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

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Millicent Silver (Harpsichord)

Classics Club / Saga
Baroque Music Club / Past Classics

1957 or earlier

LP / TT:
CD / TT:

Millicent Silver recorded the Goldberg Variations during the 1950's in her own studio in London. It was first issued privately, then in 1957 by Classics Club in Britain, and later by the Saga label.
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24

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations; Partitas Nos. 1-6 [K-2]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [44:40]

Karl Richter (Harpsichord)

Teldec

Jan 1958

2-CD / TT:

2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by K. Richter.
Review: Karl Richter Performs Bach’s Partitas & Goldbergs
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25

Glenn Gould in Concert 1951-1960 [K-18]

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [37:13]

Glenn Gould (Piano)

West Hill Radio Archives WHRA-6038
=

Jul 23, 1958

6-CD / TT: 423:44
MP3 / TT:412:29

Recorded at Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, Canada during Vancouver International Festival.
4th recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by G. Gould.
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Glenn Gould
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26

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations · Italian Concerto [K-5]
The Complete 1950s Bach Recordings on Archiv [Box Set] [B-2]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [43:38]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion / Deutsche Grammophon

Aug 30, 1958

CD / TT: 68:37
8-CD / TT: 597:27

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by R. Kirkpatrick.
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27

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

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Jeanne Chailley-Bert (Harpsichord)

Decca 173.808

1958

LP / TT:

 

28

Glenn Gould live in Salzburg & Moscow - Bach: Goldberg Variations · Three-Part Inventions Nos. 2-15 [K-3]
Clenn Gould in Salzburg

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [37:07]

Glenn Gould (Piano)

Sony
Price-less

Aug 25, 1959

CD / TT: 61:06
CD / TT:

Recorded live at Salzburg Festival, Mozarteum, Austria.
5th recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by G. Gould.
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Glenn Gould
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29

Grete Sultan, The Legacy, Volume 1 [K-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [78:03]

Grete Sultan (Piano)

Concord Concerto 42030
Labor Records 7037

1959

2-CD / TT: 137:00
2-CD / TT: 137:00

Recorded at Finch Junior College, New York, NY, USA.
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Greta Sultan
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30

Frank Pelleg - Vol. 1 [K-4]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 []

Frank Pelleg (Harpsichord)

Doremi DHR-7813/4

c1959

2-CD / TT:

Live Broadcast.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by F. Pelleg.

31

Bach: Goldberg-Variationen [K-2]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Maurice Cole (Piano)

Saga ?

Late 1950's ?

LP / TT: 55:52

 

< Complete Recordings 1900-1949

Complete Recordings 1960-1969 >

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2004 - June 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (June 2007), Edward Jasiewicz (January 2009), Thomas Radleff (February 2004), Serge Smirnoff (June 2013), Teri Noel Towe (August 2012)

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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