The "Goldberg" Variations

Aria mit verschiedenen Veranderungen - (Aria with Diverse Variations) for Keyboard, BWV 988 - Urtext Edition

Johann Sebastian Bach

Edited by Nicholas Hopkins
Full Score - Large
Performing Ensemble: Piano Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Solo Piano
Item Number: PL1049
Number of Pages: 64
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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In this Urtext edition of Johann Sebastian Bach's Aria mit verschiedenen Veranderungen, BWV 988, better known as the "Goldberg" Variations, acclaimed editor Nicholas Hopkins referenced six previously published versions, including the Handexemplar, Bach's personal copy of the first edition from 1742. All of Bach's handwritten alterations in the Handexemplar have been included in this publication. The attention to detail, coupled with the exemplary work of musicologists throughout the centuries, makes this a unique Urtext edition, representing Bach's intents as closely as history will allow while also implementing updated notational practices for the modern performer.

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Editor Hopkins, Nicholas


About the Goldberg Variations
About This Edition
Critical Commentary
The Handexemplar
Critical Notes
Variations 1-30
Aria da capo