Johann Sebastian Bach – Composer – Goldberg Variations BWV (Sitkovetsky version) – Music Sales Classical. The Russian-born violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, who founded the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra in , has enthusiastically. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Goldberg Variations on Discogs.

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Everything in this recording presents as a lasting work of art. Al tempo di Giga. About This Album The Russian-born violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, who founded the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra inhas enthusiastically practiced the art of transcription for many years, producing more than 25 new string arrangements of chamber and keyboard works. Sitkovetxky work well together as a set.

With three instruments of broadly similar timbre, the contrapuntal and imitative lines come across with great transparency, especially in the canonic variations Nos 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24 and 27, or in the fughetta variation 10 and the closely argued counterpoint of variation 22, or, finally, in the triumphant imitation based on folk tunes of the Quodlibet that forms variation It was a hit! This performance, marking the 25th anniversary of the festival, was broadcast worldwide on Medici. On these occasions, Goldberg had to spend the night in an adjoining room so that he could play something to him during this sleeplessness.

It is relatively unusual vriations find Bach sigkovetsky so precise in one of his keyboard works about the instrumentation: In variation 5, Sitkovetsky resists the temptation to write a third part, while the two-part texture of variation 6 is cleverly redistributed between the three instruments—leaving it as a two-voice jig—as it is in variation As a guest conductor, Mr.

You are here Home. I have made some changes in orchestration, probably influenced by my String Orchestra transcription ofbut most of all I tried to inject some fresh, youthful energy to propel the piece from the beginning to end. Sitkovetsky revised his trio transcription in and this recording by Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin with Yuri Zhislin viola and Luigi Piovano cello features that simpler version with fewer repeats.

Johann Sebastian Bach – Goldberg Variations BWV (Sitkovetsky version) – Music Sales Classical

The acoustics are very spacious, vaiations sound is palpable and the music seems clad in bright gold – a true celebration! But the work was also an extraordinary feat of large-scale composition: September Total duration: To this Calum MacDonald supplements an as usual excellent and extensive musical analysis. Monday, May 1, – No other work by Bach himself, or by Domenico Scarlatti, not even any earlier work of Beethoven could compare with it for instrumental brilliance.


This is good for some pieces, whose singing melodies now sound more natural. By the time arrived I felt that this was the right moment to re-visit and somewhat re-examine my original transcription.

Bach: Goldberg Variations

This is music of a kind that can bring tears of happiness to one’s eyes. All in all, on this disc we meet two glorious new Bach works for string trio. A version for string orchestra is equally popular and these transcriptions have been played all over the world.

Inhe founded the New European Strings orchestra NESbringing together the most distinguished string players from the top European ensembles for special touring and recording projects, most recently at the Enescu Festival.

The Art of Transcription – JS Bach arrangements for String Trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky

In his biography Forkel relates the story as follows: Again, the recording quality is excellent; the string lines appear like bright electric threads over black velvet. The series are available worldwide on Medici.

It was 25 years after the piece was first transcribed, I had performed it many times and heard different adaptations of it, so I felt the need to return to a simpler version with hardly any repeats at all. Bach, as a devout Lutheran, was deeply conscious of the spiritual dimension of music, and the wish of composers goldverg enrich the soul as well as to divert and entertain.

Bach thought he could best fulfil this wish with some variations … The Count henceforth referred to them only as his variations.

Please fill out the correct information. His enviable career as a violin soloist ogldberg documented in several dozen recordings of all major concertos and a wide selection of chamber repertoire. I hope listeners will share in my life-long journey through the Goldberg Variations and my love of the music, indeed in the very first publication of the Variations, inJ.

After hearing it, one may think that it foldberg the clavier version that was the arrangement. Tempos are well chosen, and if the players are a little short of Baroque period credentials, they produce a crisp tone with little vibrato, and offer such an abundance of riches that one readily forgets such reservations.


Often sirkovetsky sound has orchestral weight and fullness. Ask a question about this CD.

There was no irony in the notion—expressed on this title page—of a work that aspired to speak to the soul of those playing and hearing the work: In seiner Biografie schildert Forkel, dass der Graf sich oft in Leipzig aufhielt, und […] Goldberg mit dahin brachte, um ihn von Bach in der Musik unterrichten zu lassen.

He could not get enough of them, and for a long time, whenever sleepless nights came, he would say, Dear Goldberg, do play me one of my variations. The performance is energetic yet not rushed.

The Art of Transcription – JS Bach arrangements for String Trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky

Bach is often thought of as a composer whose music was rediscovered only in the nineteenth century thanks in large part to Mendelssohn and Schumannbut his keyboard music was something of an exception to this, even outside Germany, and the Goldberg Variations were particularly valued, though seldom played at the time. The slow numbers sitkovetwky and sing. Addressing them as a life-long friend and a musical collaborator, Mr.

As a master of transcribing his own music for different instrumental combinations, the arrangement of the Goldberg Variations by Dmitry Sitkovetsky for string trio is an idea that would surely have appealed to the composer. Don’t show me this message again. Bach was perhaps never rewarded so well for one of his compositions. By submitting my information above, I acknowledge that I have reviewed and agreed to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Useand I agree to receive updates and marketing messages from time to time from Nonesuch and its affiliates.

The elaborate hand-crossing and figuration of variation 14 are imaginatively re-conceived as a dialogue between the three string players. Sign Up for Our Newsletter: And an arrangement that should enter textbooks.