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Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Round-Up of Goldberg Variations Recordings - Recordings

1

Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-2]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Luc Beauséjour (Harpsichord)

Analekta/Fleurs de Lys

May 1997

CD / TT: 75:50

Recorded at Saint-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Québec, Canada.
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2

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations · Italian Concerto · Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue [K-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [78:33]

Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)

Virgin Veritas

Jun 1990

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, England.
Review: Goldberg Variations - Cole
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3

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

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Ekaterina Dershavina (Piano)

Arte Nova 34011

Nov 29-30, 1994

CD / TT: 77:13

Review: Goldberg Variations Ekaterina Dershavina, piano
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Ekaterina Dershavina
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4

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

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)

MusicMasters
Musical Heritage Society 513260T
Nimbus NI-2507

Oct 26, 1991

CD / TT: 79:32

Recorded live at the Moscow Conservatory, Russia.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by V. Feltsman.
Review: BWV 988 - Feltsman (re-issued) [J. Laurson]
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Vladimir Felesman
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5

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-10]


Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Kenneth Gilbert (Harpsichord)

Harmonia Mundi

Apr 1986

CD / TT: 66:46

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6

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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7

Bach: The Goldberg Variations [K-13]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Glenn Gould (Piano)

Sony

Apr 22 - May 29, 1981

CD / TT: 51:14

Recorded at 30th Street Studio, New York City, NY, USA.
7th recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by G. Gould.
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Glenn Gould
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8

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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9

Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)

Opus 111 3084

Jun 9-11, 1992

CD / TT: 77:26 / 77:31

Hantaï. Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, Netherlands.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by P.
Review: Hantai’s Bach
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Pierre Hantaï
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10

Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-7]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Hyperion 67305

Aug 28 - Sep 1, 1999

CD / TT: 78:32

Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, England.
Review: Hewitt’s Goldberg Variations
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11

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [K-2]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Robert Hill (Harpsichord)

Music & Arts 850

May 18, 1993

CD / TT: 75:07 / 74:20

Recorded live at Kaufhaussaal, Freiburg, Germany.
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12

J.S. Bach: Goldbergtibrigðin · Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [K-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Helga Ingólfsdóttir (Harpsichord)

AC Classics 99074

Aug 22-29, 1999

CD / TT: 77:14

Recorded at Skálholt Church, Iceland
Review: Helga Ingolfsdottir’s Goldberg Variations
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13

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

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Keith Jarrett (Harpsichord)

ECM 839622

Jan 1989

CD / TT: 61:39

Recorded at Yatsugatake Kohgen Ongakudoh, Japan.
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Keith Jarrett
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14

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-5]
J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Works - Cembalowerke [Box Set] [B-3]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)

Erato

May 1987

CD / TT: 62:22
8-CD / TT:

Recorded at Oud-Katholieke Kerk Maria Minor, Utrecht, Holland.
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15

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (Edition Bachakademie, Vol. 112) [K-3]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Evgeni Koroliov (Piano)

Hänssler 92.112

Apr 25-29, 1999

2-CD / TT: 84:52

Recorded at Festeburgkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by E. Koroliov.
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16

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 [1-2].
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by W. Landowska.
1st recording of Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903 by W. Landowska.
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17

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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18

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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19

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

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)

Teldec

1965

CD / TT: 47:41

2nd 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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20

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [K-2]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)

Denon

Jun 13, 1994

CD / TT: 79:01

Recorded at Moscow Concservatoire Small Hall, Russia.
Review: Goldberg Variations from Lifschitz
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21

Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-12]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Tatiana Nikolayeva (Piano)

Hyperion 66589

Jan 22-23, 1992

CD / TT: 79:38

5th recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by T. Nikolayeva.
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22

Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-3]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Murray Perahia (Piano)

Sony Classical 89243

Jul 9-14, 2000

CD / TT: 73:29

Recorded at Musica - Théâter La Salle de Musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
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23

J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen [K-5]
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variationen · Italianische Konzert
Bach: 6 Partitas; Goldberg Variations; French Overture; Italian Concerto [Box Set]
[B-4]


Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [60:45]

Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion

Jan 4, 1980

CD / TT: 60:45
CD / TT: 73:06

Recorded at Conservatoire, Paris, France.
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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

Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [K-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Charles Rosen (Piano)

Sony

Jun 1-2 & 7-8, 1967

CD / TT: 75:50

Recorded at 30th Street Studios, New York City, NY, USA.
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26

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-7]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Scott Ross (Harpsichord)

EMI 49058
Virgin Veritas 61869

Jan 28, 1988

CD / TT: 75:44

Recorded at Salle Blanqui, Paris, France.
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by S. Ross.
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Scott Ross
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27

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

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

András Schiff (Piano)

Decca / Penguin / London

Dec 1982

CD / TT: 72:20

Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, England.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by A. Schiff.
Review: The New and Improved Goldberg Variations from Andras Schiff
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Andras Schiff
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28

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

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Ragna Schirmer (Piano)

Berlin Classics 001716

Jun 1999

2-CD / TT: 86:50 / 86:70 / 87:10

Recorded at Johanniterkirche, Groß Eichsen, Germany.
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Ragna Schirmer
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29

Bach: Goldberg Variations - Italian Concerto [K-3]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [44:30 / 45:03]

Peter Serkin (Piano)

RCA / BMG
Sony Music 28032

Jun 1-3, 1994

CD / TT: 57:34

3rd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by P. Serkin
Review: Three Goldbergs
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30

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (Vol. 2) [K-3]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Masaaki Suzuki (Harpsichord)

BIS 819

Feb 19, 1997

CD / TT: 73:17

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by M. Suzuki.
Review: Suzuki’s Goldberg Variations
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31

J.S. Bach: Variations Goldberg [K-1]
J.S. Bach: Variations Goldberg · Partitas · Concerto italien · Préludes & fugues · Transcriptions Busoni [Box Set] [B-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Maria Tipo (Piano)

EMI Classics

Jun 28, 1986

CD / TT: 63:44
5-CD / TT:

Recorded at Salle Wagram, Paris, France.
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32

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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33

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-19]

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Rosalyn Tureck (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon 459599

Mar 1998

2-CD / TT: 91:10

Recorded at Friedrich-Ebert-Hall, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.
7th 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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34

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-11]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Rosalyn Tureck (Piano)

VAI Audio

1979-1984 or 1988

CD / TT: 74:46

5th 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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35

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations - St. Petersburg 1995 [K-17]
Live in St. Petersburg - The Goldberg Variations [V-4]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Rosalyn Tureck (Piano)

VAI Audio
VAI

Jun 1995

2-CD / TT: 92:38
VHS / TT:
DVD / TT: 95:00

Recorded at the Great Hall of the Philharmonic, St. Petersburg, Russia.
6th 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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36

J.S. Bach: Variations Goldberg [K-3]
Blandine Verlet Plays Bach [Box Set] [B-1]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Blandine Verlet (Harpsichord)

Astrée Auvidis - Naïve 8745

Sep 1992

CD / TT: 80:30

Recorded at L'Eglise de Saint Hippolyte (Tarn), France.
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by B. Varlet.
Review: Verlet’s Goldberg Variations
Discussions: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - played by Blandine Verlet
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37

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

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [48:50 / 57:59]

Andreï Vieru (Piano)

Harmonia Mundi 901666

Apr 1998

CD / TT: 75:53

Recorded at Abbaye de Fontevraud, France.
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by A. Vieru.
Review: Andre Vieru Records the Goldberg Variations & More
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38

Bach: Goldberg Variations [K-2]

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)

Delos DE-3279

Oct 11-13, 2000

2-CD / TT: 85:39

Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA, USA.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by J. Vinikour.
Review: Goldberg Variations by Jory Vinikour
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39

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [K-2]

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Zhu Xiao-Mei (Piano)

Mandala 4950
Mirare 048

1999

CD / TT: 61:20

Review: Zhu plays the Goldbergs
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40

Maria Yudina: Bach / Beethoven (Great Pianists of the 20th Century) [K-5]
J.S. Bach The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [70:55]

Maria Yudina (Piano)

Philips 456994-2
Melodiya MELCD-1001874

Jan 1968

2-CD / TT: 142:05
CD / TT: 70:55

Recorded in Moscow, Russia.
Review: Three Goldbergs
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Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1994 | 1995-1999 | 2000-2005 | 2005-2009 | 2010-2014 | 2015-2019
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- K. Ishizaka | 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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