J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Rosalyn Tureck
Instrumentation:Piano
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Format:Vinyl Record
Record Label:Decca
Year Released/Recorded:1958
Total Playing Time:79 minutes
Comments:Donald Morris said:

Rosalyn Tureck stands beside Casals, Landowska, in her definitive solo work in Bach. She has monumental greatness in her recorded discography, but nothing comes near matching the near absolute perfection of her "Aria, and 30 Variations " from 1958 at the tender age of 44. At the height of her technical powers, the refined exactitude of her expression exceeds any performance standard one might choose by other interpreters alive or dead

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • donald morris
Date First Submitted:08/09/1999