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Bach: Goldberg Variations / Cédric Pescia


Release Date: 04/26/2005 
Label:  Claves   Catalog #: 2407   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Cédric Pescia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born in Lausanne, French-Swiss pianist Cedric Pescia studied in Christian Favreís class at the Conservatorie de Musique in Lausanne and later with Dominique Merlet at the Conservatorie de Musique in Geneva, where he earned a first prize for virtuosity with honors in 1997. He completed his studies in Klaus Hellwigís class at the Universitat der Kunste in Berlin. In addition to this, he has studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Zacharias, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and the Alban Berg Quartet. He was invited to the famous International Piano Academy.at Lake Como in 2003, where he worked with Dimitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, and Fou Tísong. Cedric Pescia was the brilliant prize winner (Gold Medallist) at the Gina Read more Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition in Salt Lake City in 2002. One just doesnít decide to record Johann Sebastian Bachís Goldberg Variations on a whim! A mountainous enigma, this work was never ìself-evidentî. It is constructed like a cathedral, built with tools of passion but also of modesty; an edifice that transcends us but also that one dreams of transcending. Nevertheless, Cedric Pescia did not hesitate for a moment when it came time to choose the stage for his first recording: it would be the Goldberg Variations or nothing else. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Cédric Pescia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 41 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 

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