J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Abram Bezuijen
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:VLS Records
Catalog Number:VLC 0598
Year Released/Recorded:1998
Total Playing Time:73:06
Related Web Site:http://www.bezuijen.org
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

Is it possible for a recording to be both serene and exciting? It sounds contradictory but the answer is yes.

Abram Bezuijen's impressive technique puts him in the league of world-class performers of the Goldberg Variations. Although written for harpsichord, this work easily translates to organ and the result is gorgeous. The sounds of the organ beautifully mix the intricate and energetic counterpoint of the Goldberg Variations. At times large and majestic, at other times intimate and lovely. Hence, I found the performance both serene and exciting. A unique and recommended addition to the recordings of the Goldberg Variations.

M. van Laar said:

Played on the Schnitger-organ at Weener (BRD). The recording sounds very natural and the performer really knows how to play Goldberg. 24 page booklet in Dutch, English and German

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • M. van Laar
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:08/10/1999