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Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Played by Gwendolyn Toth
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Bach: Goldberg Variations

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Gwendolyn Toth (Lautenwerk) [Lautenwerk by Willard Martin, 1988]

Zefiro Recordings / Fountainbleu Ent. 103

Jun 2000

2-CD / TT: 83:06

Recorded at St. James Chapel, Cathedral of St. John the Divine,
New York City
Review: Bach's Goldberg Variations on the Lautenwerk
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Toth's Goldbergs and Scheidemann

Bradley Lehman wrote (June 22, 2004):
Donald Satz wrote:
< I got both Toth discs from MusicWeb and agree that each is exceptional. The Goldberg Variations disc has that 'Papa Bach' glow to it, and I love the meantone/historical organ she uses for the Scheidemann. >
The guy who wrote the Fanfare feature on her (a couple of months ago) sure shredded the truth, though, being completely clueless about meantone and about the way the short octave works in the bass of an organ. He totally made up stuff that makes no technical sense at all. I wrote a sharp letter about that to the editor, and copied Dr Toth on it; she responded that her husband (the producer) had also written something similar to them a few days earlier, i.e. as soon as the issue came out, all three of us being similarly aghast at what was printed. I haven't seen yet what corrections (if any) Fanfare is going to print as follow-up. Hopefully, something.

 

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]

Gwendolyn Toth: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Bach's Goldberg Variations on the Lautenwerk
Discussions of Instrumental Recordings:
Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by G. Toth

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