J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Celine Frisch
Individual Works:-Bach, Variations Goldberg, BWV 988
Bach, 14 canons sur les huit premieres notes de basse de l'aria des Variations Goldberg BWV 1087
Die Wasserruben Kohl
Ich Bin So lang nicht bei dir gewest
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:alpha
Catalog Number:014
Year Released/Recorded:2000
Total Playing Time:cd 1 77.30, cd 2 24.50
Comments:Aristides Labadie said:

An excellent, new, fresh and serious recording. Playing a harpsichord by Anthony Sidey, with a wonderfull sound (excellent basses and the trebbles very equilibrated), Celine Frisch offers to us a version of the Goldberg Variations, With all repeats, good baroque performance, the voices in the canons are very clear and a recording with no noise. Excellent choice if you don't have a recording and also for those who already have one or more.

This recording is complemented by another disc than contains the fourteen canons on the bass of the Aria of Goldberg Variations, performed by tha chamber consort Cafe Zimmerman, and the two songs that Bach used for the last variation Quodlibet, with original instruments and countertenor Dominique Visse, with a great and very funny performance of the first song.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Aristides Labadie
Date First Submitted:01/19/2003