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Bach: Goldberg Variations / Aulos Quartet


Release Date: 06/03/2016 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 9031950   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aulos Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Even the very first printed editions of Bach's incomparable Goldberg Variations contained arrangements for ensembles of melody instruments. The reason behind this is obvious: Bach's complex part texture, designed for a keyboard instrument with two manuals, cannot be realized without further ado on the piano and can only with difficulty be grasped by the listener. The Aulos Quartet has recorded a new version of Josef Rheinberger's arrangement that grabs and keeps our listening attention for two good reasons: the ideal transparency created by the mixed ensemble of strings and winds and the employment of the oboe profonda, a rarely heard instrument enormously expanding the tonal resources of the oboe family. Even the very first printed editions of Bach's incomparable Goldberg Variations contained arrangements for ensembles of melody instruments. The reason behind this is obvious: Bach's complex part texture, designed for a keyboard instrument with two manuals, cannot be realized without further ado on the piano and can only with difficulty be grasped by the listener. The Aulos Quartet has recorded a new version of Josef Rheinberger's arrangement that grabs and keeps our listening attention for two good reasons: the ideal transparency created by the mixed ensemble of strings and winds and the employment of the oboe profonda, a rarely heard instrument enormously expanding the tonal resources of the oboe family. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aulos Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 

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