Johann Sebastian Bach – Goldberg Variations – Matthew Halls (2010) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach – Goldberg Variations – Matthew Halls (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 02:09:59 minutes | 1,73 GB | Genre: Classical
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Matthew Halls is one of the brightest sparks of the UK early music scene, who, as director of Retrospect Ensemble, has rapidly established himself as one of Britain’s most exciting young conductors as well as a leading harpsichordist. J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations’, features Bach’s popular masterpiece for keyboard, plus Sarabanda con Partite and Aria Variata.

Matthew Halls’ debut solo recording on Linn Records presents J.S. Bach’s most significant variation sets for harpsichord in this, the second release in the Retrospect series.

The Goldberg Variations is a work that that continues to fascinate and astound performers and listeners alike. The artistry and technique it demands is met with virtuosic skill and innate musical understanding by Matthew Halls.

The two earlier works, Sarabanda con Partite and Aria Variata, show the extent to which Bach had become the true master of this composition technique by the time he came to compose The Goldberg Variations.

Matthew Halls is Artistic Director of Retrospect Ensemble, whose debut recording, Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts’, was shortlisted for a Classic FM Gramophone Award in 2009 and selected as one of the Top Albums of 2008 by the Sunday Times.

He has enjoyed a busy and exciting career, playing with many of the world’s leading period instrument orchestras, including the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Theatre of Early Music, Montreal and New York Collegium.

As a keyboard soloist he has appeared at the Cheltenham International Festival; Händel Festspiele, Göttingen, Händel Festspiele, Halle; Enescu Festival, Bucharest; Ottawa International Chamber Festival; Antiquarium Festival, Moscow, Lamèque Festival, Canada and Dias da Mùsica, Lisbon.

Tracklist

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Disc 1

Sarabande con Partite in C minor BWV 990
1 Sarabanda – Theme 2.01
2 Partita One 1.26
3 Partita Two 0.51
4 Partita Three 1.41
5 Partita Four 1.26
6 Partita Five 1.07
7 Partita Six 2.02
8 Partita Seven 1.14
9 Partita Eight 1.24
10 Partita Nine 0.49
11 Partita Ten 1.09
12 Partita Eleven 1.36
13 Partita Twelve: Allemanda 1.46
14 Partita Thirteen: Courante 1.30
15 Partita Fourteen: Aria Variata 1.10
16 Partita Ultima: Giguetta 0.54

The Goldberg Variations in G Major BWV 988
Fourth Part of the Clavierübung
17 Aria 4.42
18 Variatio 1. a 1 Clav. 2.03
19 Variatio 2. a 1 Clav. 2.20
20 Variatio 3. Canone all’Unisuono. a 1 Clav. 2.00
21 Variatio 4. a 1 Clav. 1.17
22 Variatio 5. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav. 1.57
23 Variatio 6. Canone alla Secunda.a 1 Clav. 2.01
24 Variatio 7. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav. Al tempo di Giga 1.50
25 Variatio 8. a 2 Clav. 2.03
26 Variatio 9. Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav. 3.00
27 Variatio 10. Fugetta. a 1 Clav. 1.51
28 Variatio 11. a 2 Clav. 2.21
29 Variatio 12. Canone alla Quarta. a 1 Clav. 3.37
30 Variatio 13. a 2 Clav. 5.50
31 Variatio 14. a 2 Clav. 2.29
32 Variatio 15. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav. 4.40

Disc 2

The Goldberg Variations in G Major BWV 988
(continued)
33 Variatio 16. Ouverture. a 1 Clav. 3.05
34 Variatio 17. a 2 Clav. 2.17
35 Variatio 18. Canone alla Sexta. a 1 Clav. 1.38
36 Variatio 19. a 1 Clav. 1.49
37 Variatio 20. a 2 Clav. 2.18
38 Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima. a 1 Clav. 3.18
39 Variatio 22. a 1 Clav. 1.31
40 Variatio 23. a 2 Clav. 2.22
41 Variatio 24. Canone all’Ottava. a 1 Clav. 3.48
42 Variatio 25. a 2 Clav. 7.08
43 Variatio 26. a 2 Clav. 4.01
44 Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav. 2.08
45 Variatio 28. a 2 Clav. 2.44
46 Variatio 29. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav. 2.12
47 Variatio 30. Quodlibet. a 1 Clav. 2.04
48 Aria 4.48

Aria Varied in the Italian Manner in A minor BWV 989
49 Thema 2.00
50 Var. 1. Largo 2.31
51 Var. 2. 1.17
52 Var. 3. 1.10
53 Var. 4. Allegro 1.12
54 Var. 5. Un poco allegro 1.03
55 Var. 6. Andante 2.29
56 Var. 7. Un poco allegro 0.54
57 Var. 8. Allegro 0.55
58 Var. 9. 1.01
59 Var. 10. 2.07

Personnel
Matthew Halls, harpsichord

harpsichord: two-manual instrument by Ian Tucker
(after Ruckers/Hemsch)
pitch: 415
temperament: Niedhardt (1724)
keyboard technician: Edmund Pickering

recorded 4th–6th June 2007
St Silas, Kentish Town, London

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