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Bach: Goldberg Variations / Yilmaz

Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 20035  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kemal Cem Yilmaz
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bach’s Goldberg Variations are one of the most multi-faceted variation cycles in music history: a theme of unparalleled beauty, a simple bass line as the basis for thirty variations full of richly melodic invention. Bach’s cosmos leads the listener through facets of human feeling into undremt-of breadth. Pianist Kemal Cem Yilmaz writes: “The musical works of J.S. Bach have now been part of my daily spiritual bread for over 25 years. The Inventions and Suites, the Preludes and Fugues, and, not least, the rich vocal works of this musical prophet of the modern age formed the stable foundation of my artistic character.” Yilmaz began studying with Daniel Vodovoz at the age of eight. Audiences were thrilled by his numerous public appearances as a Read more child; already at that time, his playing was mature and inspiring. In 2002 he won first prize at the Turkish National Piano Competition in Eskisehir. Since then Yilmaz performs regularly as a soloist with the most renowned orchestras in Turkey. Read less

Works on This Recording

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kemal Cem Yilmaz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 

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