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Bach: Goldberg Variations / Labadie, Les Violons du Roy

Release Date: 04/14/2015 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2723   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Bernard Labadie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“This is not the first arrangement of the "Goldberg" to be committed to disk, but it just might be the best.” – The New York Times

ATMA Classique presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations in an arrangement for strings and continuo by Bernard Labadie, performed by Les Violons du Roy under Labadie’s baton. This recording was originally released on the Dorian label in 2000. According to Bernard Labadie, “This arrangement should be listened to for what it is: something independent and different, and not with constant reference to the keyboard version. I sincerely believe that a fundamental characteristic of all great masterworks is their ability to transmit their message in a variety of new ways that,
Read more although they will never replace or surpass the original, allow the range of forms and materials used in the creation of the works to be appreciated in a new light. I also believe in the adaptability and flexibility of music as a living material, one that transforms itself as it transforms us, one that makes us all, whether musicians, performers, or listeners, deeper and richer beings.” Read less

Works on This Recording

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Bernard Labadie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 La adié and the Goldberg Variations January 16, 2018 By A. Palacios Hardy (Ottawa, ON) See All My Reviews "Excellent recording. The orchestration is meticulous and intelligent. It’s a great homage to Bach and these beautiful variations." Report Abuse
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