J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Gustav Leonhardt
Instrumentation:Harpsichord
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Teldec
Catalog Number:3984-21351-2
Year Released/Recorded:Recorded: 1965
This release: 1998
Total Playing Time:47'41"
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

This is probably one of the earliest recordings of the Golberg Variations on a reconstruction of an historically accurate harpsichord. Although he skips the repeats, making this a shorter version of the Goldberg Variations, his performance is delightful. This is an individual release that is part of the 21-disc "Gustav Leonhardt Edition." Highly recommended.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Erich Zimmerman
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:09/19/1999