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Goldberg Variations Variations / Tepfer

Tepfer / Bach,J.s.
Release Date: 11/08/2011 
Label:  Sunnyside   Catalog #: 1284   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJan Tepfer
Performer:  Jan Tepfer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"As Glenn Gould did 30 years ago, Tepfer treats Bach with respect but not reverence. This is not “jazzified” Bach, as in Jacques Loussier’s more sentimental version. Tepfer is not in awe of the Baroque master; rather, he makes Bach a colleague in joy, reminding the listener of the sturdiness and ambition of the original even as he lays claim to new territory." - JazzTimes

"This is no stunt, but a fresh musical exploration. Mr. Tepfer invites you to hear this masterpiece through his ears. I bet Bach would recognize a kindred spirit in Mr. Tepfer." - Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times [Review of live concert, 9/14/2013]
"As Glenn Gould did 30 years ago, Tepfer treats Bach with respect but not reverence. This is not “jazzified” Bach, as in Jacques Loussier’s more sentimental version. Tepfer is not in awe of the Baroque master; rather, he makes Bach a colleague in joy, reminding the listener of the sturdiness and ambition of the original even as he lays claim to new territory." - JazzTimes

"This is no stunt, but a fresh musical exploration. Mr. Tepfer invites you to hear this masterpiece through his ears. I bet Bach would recognize a kindred spirit in Mr. Tepfer." - Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times [Review of live concert, 9/14/2013] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jan Tepfer (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
2. Improvisations by Jan Tepfer
Performer:  Jan Tepfer (Piano)

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