Putting together 32 distinct performances of Bach’s Goldberg Variations (BWV988), one per week or so…
Sublime, eclectic, historic or just interesting renditions of one of Bach’s iconic works.
So here we are… On a whim, I thought that it would be fun pulling together 32 publicly available performances of J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations (BWV 988). That will make 32 times 32, uh… 1024 movements! A nice number for a digital native, but let’s not play them all in one day!
There is so much available online about music, compositions and performances that, some days, it feels like a jungle or a labyrinth. Here we’ll try and to connect to the best and brightest. Aside from the performances, we’ll collect interesting facts and reviews about each performance.
I’ll concentrate on how everything I can draw together on the Variations from publicly available sources. It is a voyage of discovery for me (an enthusiast rather then an expert) and, along the way, I hope to meet some kindred spirits to enjoy it with me. And of course feel free to critique!
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