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Bach: Goldberg Variations - arr. Koffler / Pinnock, RAM Soloists Ensemble

Bach / Pinnock
Release Date: 10/09/2020 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 609  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new recording of Józef Koffler’s arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations has been widely anticipated since Trevor Pinnock conducted the UK premiere at Wigmore Hall in 2019. The Goldberg Variations were still largely unfamiliar to the musical public when Józef Koffler completed his extraordinary arrangement –for flute, oboe, cor anglais, bassoon and strings –in 1938. Over eighty years on, the Goldberg Variations are ubiquitous. Bach’s encyclopedic marvel of digital gymnastics and musical invention is regularly performed and recorded. Koffler’s arrangement cleverly reimagines the work in a naturalistic and compelling way. In its second transatlantic musical collaboration, the Royal Academy of Music is joined by Read more students from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. The partnership with the Academy has produced five recordings with Trevor Pinnock, one with the late Oliver Knussen and one with Reinhold Friedrich in collaboration with The Juilliard School. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 

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