J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Andre Tchaikovsky
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Dante
Catalog Number:HPC022
Year Released/Recorded:1964
Total Playing Time:42:44
Comments:Freddie Sng said:

Andre Tchaikovsky is one of the true genuis pianists from the second half of the 20th century. His recording of the Goldberg Variations was rightly famous for the analytical qualities, the accuracy of his tempi and the overall power behind his playing, especially in variations 1 and 10. The variation 27 stands apart from other recordings, played with every note detached, which makes it sound playful and mischievous. It is a pity he did not observe any repeats. On top of that, the absence of fillers in this full-priced CD would make it less appealling.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Freddie Sng
Date First Submitted:12/27/1997