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Album Review

Lang Lang: Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations Deluxe Edition

Read "Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


An early biography of composer J.S. Bach by Johann Nikolaus Forke tells the story of how the famous variations known as Goldberg Variations came to be. Bach received a commission from Count Hermann Carl von Keyserlingk, the insomniac Russian ambassador to the Kingdom of Saxony to compose a set of variations that would help him ward off his insomnia. For this task, Bach was allegedly awarded a golden goblet filled with 100 Louis d'ors (French coins). During the sleepless nights, ...

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Bailey's Bundles

Lang Lang - Bach: Goldberg Variations

Read "Lang Lang - Bach: Goldberg Variations" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Chinese pianist Lang Lang went from being just one more fresh-faced and precocious teenaged phenomenon twenty years ago with his debut recording on Telarc, Lang Lang (2001), featuring the heady combination of Haydn, Rachmaninov, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky, to the leading Deutsche Grammophon firebrand releasing his first recording of a major, integrated, and complete composition, Bach's Goldberg Variations. This is not to say that Lang Lang has not previously made serious recordings, but those individual recordings lack an integrated thoroughness of ...


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