Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations

A Transcription of the 1981 Recording of the Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Edited by Nicholas Hopkins
Score - Performance
Performing Ensemble: Piano Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Solo Piano
Item Number: PL1046
Number of Pages: 156
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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This transcription of Glenn Gould's 1981 landmark recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations presents in notated form crucial aspects of Gould's performance practices with regard to this piece, in particular, tempos, ornamentation, dynamics and articulations. Also included are Gould's fingerings and pedalings. The edition features a newly edited and engraved "Urtext" version of the Goldberg variations on verso pages, accompanied by Gould's realization on recto pages. Pianists and harpsichordists will delight in the careful research behind the preparation of this critical edition.


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Editor Hopkins, Nicholas


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