Composers: Bach
Compositions: Goldberg Variations
Performers: Trio Zimmermann
Catalogue Number:BIS BIS2347

There are way more variations on Bach’s Goldberg Variationsthan there are Goldberg Variations. Especially if you include individual interpretations as variations – which, of course, they are by definition. Even widely differing interpretations exist by the same performer: Glenn Gould’s 1955 and 1981 accounts are perfect examples.

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