Three of the greatest sets of keyboard variations ever composed are presented here, performed by three of today’s greatest artists. András Schiff, Daniel Barenboim and Yefim Bronfman go to the heart of these monumental creations in performances that are highly personal. They sensitively balance the contrasting aims of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, who were often referred to by nineteenth-century German critics as the ‘Three Bs’ because of their supposed primacy in the history of central European classical music. Barenboim/Beethoven: Recorded at the Gasteig (Philharmonie, München), 1991 (60 mins), Bronfman/Brahms: Recorded at the Max-Joseph-Saal of the Münchner Residenz, 1987 (29 mins), Schiff/Bach: Recorded live at theRead more Reitstadel in Neumarkt, 1990 (81 mins)
Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 170 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 Read less
Works on This Recording
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988by Johann Sebastian Bach Performer:
András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany Date of Recording: 1990 Venue: Reitstadel, Neumarkt
Review of the Variations for PianoApril 2, 2012By kevin Rees (Strathfield, New South Wales)See All My Reviews"The dvd of the thre Variations for Piano by the Great Bs arrived yesterday and to my great satisfaction I enjoyed the three Pianists.The photograpy was not nearly as good as the present day covering of such great artists--ie in the Bach Varitions the remarkable pianist Andras Achiff is well covered by yhe keyboard style with on;y the faint background of the heads of the audience--that does not interfer with the enjoyable performjance of the Pianist--likewise with the Beethoven Diabelli variations played beautifully by the experienced Barenboim--but the Grahms variations played by Bronfman the cameras concentrated onhis facial expressions and not on his gifted keyboard skills that I personally would have liked to see more frequently"Report Abuse
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