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Bach: Goldberg Variations - Buxtehude: La capricciosa / Schornsheim


Release Date: 09/09/2016 
Label:  Capriccio Records   Catalog #: 5286  
Composer:  Dietrich BuxtehudeJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

German harpsichordist and organist Christine Schornsheim has studied at the Spezialschule fur Musik Berlin, the Hoschshule fur Musik Berlin, and individually under Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman, Johann Sonnleitner, and Andreas Staier. Christine has been an active freelance harpsichordist since 1985. She has appeared at illustrious festivals all over the world, and performs on stages with conductors such as Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado, Peter Schreier, and more. The cornerstone of this work is the Bach Goldberg Variations. Christine writes: “…the Goldberg Variations rank among the most significant works of clavier literature. I listened to my first recording, produced 25 years ago, only to notice that over the course of the years I have Read more remained true to myself in many respects. On the other hand a process of maturation has taken place, the outcome of which I now indeed wanted to document.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations (32) for Harpsichord in G major BuxWV 250 "La Capricciosa" by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
2.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 

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