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Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Played by Grete Sultan
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Grete Sultan, The Legacy, Volume 1
Grete Sultan: Piano Sessions [Box Set]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [78:03 / 78:07]

Grete Sultan (Piano)

Concord Concerto 42030
Labor Records 7037
Wergo WER-4043-2

1959

2-CD / TT: 137:00
2-CD / TT: 137:00
4-CD / TT: 287:45

Recorded at Finch Junior College, New York City, New York, USA.
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Greta Sultan
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GVs' performed by Grete SULTAN (?)

Piotr Jaworski wrote (July 29, 2002):
Query ... probably to our American and German colleagues ....

Does anyone know (best: have) 'Goldberg Variations' performed by the famous refugee from nazi Germany - Grete Sultan? Issued as the part of the first volume of her "Legacy" by Concord Concerto label - if I remember correctly...

Charlie Ervin McCarn wrote (July 29, 2002):
[To Piotr Jaworski] A friend of mine played this for me a couple of years ago.

If I remember what he told me accurately, she recorded the whole kit and kaboodle in one sitting, with no retakes.

It was a fascinating and satisfying recording. If no one else on the list can give you the specifics on the set, please let me know and I will ask my friend for the information.

Piotr Jaworski wrote (July 29, 2002):
[To Charlie Ervin McCarn] I will me most obliged! Especially when your friend will let you stay for some time and to listen to this recordings carefully! ;-)

I've recently read very interesting article about Grete Sultan, than several reviews of her recordings followed - my feeling is that her recordings are one of those rare things that Bach lover should not miss...

 

Link to the Grete Sultan BWV 988

Teri Noel Towe wrote (August 15, 2002):
I do not read the posts that often, I am embarrassed to admit, or I could have provided this hyperlink sooner.

I have the recording, and I consider it to be one of the many top class recordings of the "Goldbergs".

<A HREF="http://www.concordrecords.com/albums/ccd42030.html">Click here: Grete Sultan - The Legacy, Volume One</A>

Concord Jazz - 42030

SELECTIONS: DISC ONE
<A HREF="http://www.concordrecords.com/sound/ccd420308.wav">Fünf Klavierstücke, Op. 23 </A>(297Kwave)
(Arnold Schönberg)
Klavierstuck, Op. 33a
(Arnold Schönberg)
Music of Changes, Part I
(John Cage)
The Perilous Night (John Cage)
Douze Etudes, Book II (7 - 11) (Claude Debussy)

DISC TWO
<A HREF="http://www.concordrecords.com/sound/ccd420301.wav">Goldberg Variations</A> (297Kwave)
(J.S. Bach)

The Concord Concerto label is pleased to present this 2-CD collection of never-before-released performances (recorded 1959-1990) by the remarkable pianist Grete Sultan. Equally mesmerizing performing both European classical music and modern 20th century compositions, Sultan -- who this year celebrates her 90th birthday -- delivers timeless interpretations of works by Bach, Debussy, Schönberg and John Cage."No artist in the last three quarters of a century symbolizes [the] European - American connection -- the correct word would be something like symbiosis -- better than Grete Sultan." - Eric Salzman, Artistic Director of Music Theater/New York
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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]

Grete Sultan: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
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