Goldberg Variations / Helmut Walcha etc.
Bach performed at least three miracles in his life. The first miracle was the “Goldberg Variations”, the second was the “Musical Offering”, and the third was the “The Art of Fugue”. The greatest miracle of them all is the “Goldberg Variations”. Why? The reason is this. This piece is a miracle in that it does not make the listener feel that it is a miracle. That is the difference between this piece and the other two. Later, Bach made the bass line of this variation into 14 canons to complete its miracle.I have several kinds of records. They are by Helmut Walcha, Zuzana Ruzickova, and Gustav Leonhardt. Recently, Jean Rondeau’s performance uploaded on YouTube is also excellent. Although there are pros and cons in the piano performance, I think Gould is wonderful. I also like Yuji Takahashi’s performance. I am sure there are many other good performances recommended by everyone. #baroque #bach #片山俊幸