J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Pierre Reach
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Oybella
Catalog Number:CY1107
Year Released/Recorded:1989
Total Playing Time:74:56
Comments:Pierre Reach gives us an intelligent account of the Goldberg Variations. Pedals are used sparingly to his advantage, making the music flow with ease. His variation 1 is also one of the most stunning and brilliant on record. He plays the Goldbergs with enthusiasm but retaining its emotion. Once again, the Steinway lives up to its name, producing music that is compelling and atmospheric. A clear rival to the other international labels!
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Freddie Sng
Date First Submitted:11/28/1996