J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Evgeni Koriolov
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Hänssler Classic
Catalog Number: 092112000
Year Released/Recorded:1999
Total Playing Time:84:52
Comments:Staffan Liljegren said:

I value three versions of the GV, Schiff and Gould (piano) and Leonharth (harpsichord). But I have a slight feeling that this recording by Koriolov will sneak up somewhere at the top. It is beautifully executed and with continuity and a just amount of rythmic character, without loosing the intended polyphony.

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Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Staffan Liljegren
Date First Submitted:11/17/2002