J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Ivo Janssen
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:VOID
Catalog Number:VOID 9801
Year Released/Recorded:1997
Total Playing Time:78:28
Comments:Lynne Leegte said:

Now, here is yet another Goldberg Varitaions recording. But it is not just another one. In his Bach playing Ivo Janssen combines the qualities of the modern grand piano with an almost cembalo-like approach. His performance really adds something to the dozens that already exist. By the way, this is only the first in a series of CD's, that will eventually include all of Bachs works!

Nico Mandersloot said:

Really a very refreshing recording....I already knew recordings from Gould and Charles Rosen, 2 of my favorite Bachplayers, so I was a littlebit sceptic when hearing this recording for the first time. I never thought that someone could play the goldbergvariations like he did....almost perfect! And the sound of the grand-piano( which is a Yamaha CF111) is almost like a live-performance

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Lynne Leegte
  • Nico Mandersloot
Date First Submitted:06/21/1998