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Bach: Goldberg Variations / Sokolov

Bach,J.s. / Sokolov
Release Date: 02/12/2013 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1002049   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

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

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Sokolov vs. Gould April 13, 2013 By Frank G. Perrotta (POINCIANA, FL) See All My Reviews "Reviewing player’s skill and player’s personality was certainly shocking to me many years ago when I first discovered the existence of Grigory Sokolov. Before going further, you must read the booklet that accompanies Sokolov’s DVD “Live in Paris”. Once you digest the info in this booklet, you will understand my review of Sokolov’s recording of the Goldberg Variations. All of the Sokolov CD’s I have contain music that Sokolov must have enjoyed but the selections are all flat and a waste of time for your listening schedules. But after you purchase, play and watch Sokolov in action on his DVD, you will understand the peculiarities of this pianist. As far as I am concerned, he is the best LIVE pianist along with all my other LIVE pianists. But why doesn’t Sokolov allow the sale of all of the many recordings he has made and holds privately and not to be released until he passes on to the New World. His privately held music recordings must contain all the popular works we the public enjoy. Unfortunately, Sokolov’s recording of the Goldberg Variations doesn’t come close in any form whatsoever to both of the recordings of the Variations made by Glenn Gould but I don’t think it’s fair for any pianist to be compared to Glenn Gould." Report Abuse
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