J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Ito Ema
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:MA Recordings
Catalog Number:M024A
Year Released/Recorded:1994
Total Playing Time:46'45"
Comments:Oliver Bryk said:

Ms. Ito plays a specially prepared 1903 Steinway model D patent concert grand. MA Records pride themselves on their technical quality; acoustically this CD is on a par with Andras Schiff's ECM and Murray Perahia's Sony recordings. Among my (currently 6) Goldbergs her performance comes closest to Charles Rosen's.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Oliver Bryk
Date First Submitted:03/25/2006