J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations (Live - 1979)

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Instrumentation:Harpsichord
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:TDK
Catalog Number:TDK-OC003
Year Released/Recorded:1979
Comments:Michael Siegel said:

Live concert of Goldberg Variations from Japan (CD only available from Japan). Karl Richter at age 53, suffering from physical health problems during this Japanese tour, makes some mistakes, but he uses them to improvise his way through some of the variations. Very interesting to hear, even though not KR's best performance.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael Siegel
Date First Submitted:11/11/2001