Duo Melisande – Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Duo Mélisande – Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 51:35 minutes | 510 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Paraty Productions

„The title „Goldberg Variations“, arose from a story, now thought to be doubtful, that they were commissioned for the 14 year old harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg to play. In 1802, the first biographer of J.S Bach, Johann Nicolaus Forkel, wrote that they were the ‘model according to which all variations should be made’. The work has long been regarded as the most important set of variations composed in the baroque era. In the accompanying booklet to this CD, both Sebastien Llinares and Gilles Cantagrel cover the subject of Bach being transcribed. So called ‘purists’ should beware because nobody transcribed Bach’s music like Bach himself – from violin to lute, from lute to harpsichord etc.“

„These transcriptions are wonderfully guitaristic, as displayed by the harmonics at the end of var.15 or the crossing string sounds – lovely, and so distinctive to the instrument. In var.25 there is some background studio noise, including breathing and string squeaking, however, in my opinion, this does not detract from the music itself. These instruments, apart from being beautifully played, are constructed by the Australian luthier Graham Caldersmith and sound great.“ (Quentin Arnold)

Tracklist:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
01. Aria
02. Variation 01
03. Variation 02
04. Variation 03, Canone all’Unisono
05. Variation 04
06. Variation 05
07. Variation 06, Canone alla Seconda
08. Variation 07
09. Variation 08
10. Variation 09, Canone alla Terza
11. Variation 10
12. Variation 11
13. Variation 12, Canone alla Quarta
14. Variation 13
15. Variation 14
16. Variation 15, Canone alla Quinta
17. Variation 16, Ouverture
18. Variation 17
19. Variation 18, Canone alla Sesta
20. Variation 19
21. Variation 20
22. Variation 21, Canone alla Settima
23. Variation 22, Alla breve
24. Variation 23
25. Variation 24, Canone all’Ottava
26. Variation 25
27. Variation 26
28. Variation 27, Canone alla Nona
29. Variation 28
30. Variation 29
31. Variation 30, Quodlibet
32. Aria da capo e fine

Personnel:
Sebastien Llinares, guitar
Nicolas Lestoquoy, guitar

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