J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Soloists:Sitkovetsky
Causse
Maisky
Instrumentation:Cello
Viola
Violin
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Orfeo
Catalog Number:C 138 851 A
Year Released/Recorded:1984
Total Playing Time:56' 12
Comments:Adam M. Dubin said:

Sitkovetsky made this transcription of the Goldbergs around a decade before his much praised string orchestra version, but in my opinion this chamber performance is much better, and brings out the joy of the piece more effectively.

Jan Hanford said:

What a fabulous recording. The Goldberg Variations is one of those amazing works that translates beautifully to so many instruments. There are many transcriptions and this one is exceptional. I am particularly fond of chamber music and this extraordinary transcription and performance is a beautiful gem. Highly recommended!

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Adam M. Dubin
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:10/16/1995