Goldberg, Michael

Grigory Sokolov - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (2014) 2CDs

Grigory Sokolov - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (2014) 2CDs
Early Recordings from 1975, 1982 and 1989
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 549 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 301 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02049 | Time: 02:07:54

Firma Melodiya presents concert recordings of J.S. Bach's compositions performed by Grigory Sokolov, arguably the most intellectual of all modern Russian pianists. At the age of 16, he became a winner of the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition and has been an active concert performer for more than forty years. There are just few musicians now who are described as "He lives for the sake of music. Only music". Sokolov's biography is not rich in external events as he is not a public figure. However, those who have heard him in concert or on records will never be able to forget his play. Sokolov prefers deeply considered "music of mind" to virtuosic lustre. He is mostly known as an interpreter of Bach's works, late Beethoven and Brahms. "He is often compared with Gould. But Sokolov has a Bach of his own. He is more of a philosopher", a critic wrote about his performance in the Literaturnaya Gazeta. But unlike the Canadian intellectual genius of pianism, Sokolov has preferred concerts to recordings. "The biggest gap is the one between the microphone and a man", the musician believes. The Goldberg Variations, Bach's most complicated cycle from the performing point of view, was recorded by Grigory Sokolov in concert in 1982. The album also includes Partita in C minor and English Suite in A minor recorded in various years.
Maria Perrotta - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (2014)

Maria Perrotta - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 258 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 32 | Time: 70:01 min

The Italian pianist, Maria Perrotta, graduated with distinction from the Milan Conservatoire in 1996; then she studied at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, where she graduated in chamber music.
Sylvain Goldberg - Tout le monde debout (Bande originale du film) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Sylvain Goldberg, Emilien Levistre, Xiaoxi Levistre - Tout le monde debout (Bande originale du film) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 31:03 minutes | 331 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Jocelyn, homme d'affaire en pleine réussite, égoïste et misogyne, lassé d'être lui-même, se retrouve malgré lui à séduire une jeune et jolie femme en se faisant passer pour un handicapé. Jusqu'au jour où elle lui présente sa soeur elle-même handicapée. Musique de Sylvain Goldberg, Emilien Levistre, Xiaoxi Levistre, Guy Waku, Brice Davoli.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 19, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 73:17 | 192 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

While one might reasonably prefer this, that or the other recording of Bach's "Goldberg" Variations, one should still take the time to listen to this 1997 recording of the work played on the harpsichord by Masaaki Suzuki on BIS. For one thing, Suzuki is the conductor of BIS' series of Bach Cantata recordings and it is interesting to hear what he can do on his own without other musicians as intermediaries.

Blandine Verlet - Bach: Variations Goldberg BWV 988 (1992/2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 22, 2018
Blandine Verlet - Bach: Variations Goldberg BWV 988 (1992/2017)

Blandine Verlet - Bach: Variations Goldberg BWV 988 (1992/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:19:33 | 532 Mb
Classical, Harpsichord | Label: naïve, Diapason

Blandine Verlet, the noted French harpsichordist, studied with Ruggiero Gerlin and Ralph Kirkpatrick. She began recording in the late 1970s for Philips, switching to the Astree label in the 1990s. Her recordings range from J.S. Bach's keyboard works to Froberger to lesser known composers such as Louis Couperin and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre. This, her second recording of the Goldbergs, has been called "one of the finest harpsichord versions in the catalogue.

Martin Heini - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 7, 2018
Martin Heini - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2018)

Martin Heini - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:56:33 | 277 MB
Label: Guild

A familiar work with a different take: Martin Heini plays Bach's Goldberg Variations on the beautiful organ of Horw Church, Switzerland, along with three masterpieces written for organ, the Fantasie in G major, the Prelude and Fugue in D Minor and the great Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor.
Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - Andre Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)

Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - André Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 400 Mb | Total time: 76:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CYPRES | # 0640-2 | Recorded: 2005

“A history of the Requiem” takes the music-lover on a journey through the very varied history of the requiem. Presenting one work per century seemed to be just right for illustrating the evolution of this, one of the most significant musical forms in the history of music. The first part of the series, devoted to Ockeghem and Lassus, was awarded a ‘5’ by the prestigious magazine Goldberg, and here now is the second part, presenting the requiems of André Campra and Michael Haydn, recorded on period instruments. A worthy successor to Lully and an admitted model for Rameau, Campra gives us with his Requiem, an ideal gateway for entering into a musical world of unquestioned emotional depth. Michael Haydn, the brother of Joseph, is one of the most remarkable composers of sacred music from the classical period. Though the reasons leading to the composition of this Requiem are still in part unclear, so quickly was it composed, it may at any rate be stated that it left a profound impression on Mozart who was present at its first performance, so striking are the parallels between the two requiems (the same text, the same techniques). The Laudantes Consort, in its large formation, as well as the soloists, combine the dynamics and the sensitivity indispensable for serving these two works.

Camerata RCO - Bach Goldberg Variations | String Trio (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 28, 2017
Camerata RCO - Bach Goldberg Variations | String Trio (2017)

Camerata RCO - Bach Goldberg Variations | String Trio
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 83:46 min | 420 MB
Label: BarcaNova Records | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

Camerata RCO performs the classical Bach Goldberg Variations which are arranged by Soviet-Russian born orchestrator-arranger Dmitry Sitkovetsky. The Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work written for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations, after which the aria is repeated. These important examples of the variations are named after Johan Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer of the published work in 1741. The performers consisting of Annebeth Webb (violin), Jeroen Woudstra (viola) and Honorine Schaeffer (violoncello) are members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Jean Muller - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 25, 2017
Jean Muller - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Jean Muller - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:12 | 117 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC

In 1741, at the height of his creativity, Bach published one of his pioneering works under the modest title “Keyboard exercise comprising an ARIA with diverse variations for harpsichord with two manuals”. The title “Goldberg Variations” has attached itself to the work thanks to an unverifiable anecdote by Bach’s first biographer Johann Nikolaus Forkel. This story has often led people to the misapprehension that the phenomenal work was conceived to help Count Keyserlingk drop off to sleep.
Schweriner Volkszeitung Zeitung für Lübz-Goldberg-Plau - 25. April 2018

Schweriner Volkszeitung Zeitung für Lübz-Goldberg-Plau - 25. April 2018
German | 28 pages | Vector PDF | 38.7 MB