Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations

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

Johann Sebastian Bach

Edited by Nicholas Hopkins
Performing Ensemble: Piano Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Piano
Item Number: PL1046SB
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 is spiral bound for ease of use and 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


About Gould's Goldberg Recordings
About the Goldberg Variations
About This Book
Gould's Goldberg
Gould's Edition
Gould's Tempos
Gould's Dynamics and Articulations
Gould's Ornamentation
Gould's Pedalings and Fingerings
Gould's Pauses and Repeats
Gould's Piano
Gould's Recording Practices
Notes on the Pieces
Critical Commentary
The Handexemplar
Critical Notes
The Goldberg Variations
Variations 1-30
Aria da Capo