Goldberg Variations discography

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This is a partial list of commercial recordings of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Artist Date Place Recording Instrument and repeats
Rudolf Serkin circa 1928 Stuttgart Welte piano rolls piano
Wanda Landowska November 1933 Paris EMI 5 6720 ADD harpsichord
Claudio Arrau January–March 1942 RCA CD GD 87841 piano
Wanda Landowska 1945 New York City RCA harpsichord
Rosalyn Tureck 1947 mono Allegro / Everest piano
Ralph Kirkpatrick 1952 mono Haydn Society harpsichord
Gustav Leonhardt 1953 Vienna stereo (the first of three recordings by this artist) harpsichord
Isolde Ahlgrimm January 1954 Vienna Philips, mono Ammer harpsichord
Glenn Gould June 21, 1954 Toronto from CBC broadcast, mono piano
Glenn Gould June 10, 1955 New York Sony Classical 52 594 ADD; Goldberg Variations piano
Jörg Demus 1955 Austria Nixa WLP 5241, mono piano
Karl Richter January 1956 Telefunken harpsichord
James Friskin March 28, 1956 Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, New York Bach Guild / Vanguard harpsichord
Rosalyn Tureck 1957 London, Abbey Road Studios HMV / Capitol, 2 CD Philips "Great pianists of the century" piano
Glenn Gould 1959 live at Salzburg Festival Sony Classical 52685 ADD piano
Ralph Kirkpatrick 1959 Deutsche Grammophon 439 673-2 ADD harpsichord
Helmut Walcha June 1960-March 1961 Hamburg EMI 4 89166 ADD harpsichord
Gustav Leonhardt 1965 Teldec (Das Alte Werk) harpsichord
Peter Serkin March 1965 New York RCA (the first of 3 recordings by this artist) piano
Maria Yudina January 1968 Moscow Philips 456 994-2 "Great pianists of the century" piano
Wilhelm Kempff July 1969 Deutsche Grammophon 439 978-2 ADD piano
Charles Rosen July 1969 Sony SBK 48173 ADD piano
Karl Richter 1970 Archiv Produktion POCA-9085 harpsichord
Anthony Newman 1971 Columbia M 30538 harpsichord
Joel Spiegelman May 1973 East-West, ISI Productions, Atlantic New Age Bach: The Goldberg Variations ADD "Kurzweil 250 Digital Synthesizer"
Igor Kipnis 1976 New York EMI / Angel harpsichord
Gustav Leonhardt August 1976 Haarlem Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD77149 ADD (his third and last recording) harpsichord
Alan Curtis September 23, 1976 location unknown EMI 7630622 1728 Christian Zell harpsichord
Marga Scheurich 1977 LP Saphir Intercord INT 120.886 harpsichord
Tatiana Nikolayeva 1979 Moscow Melodiya C10-13091 (2LP), Relief CR861006 (1CD), Victor VICC40126/7 (2CD). Nikolayeva's 1st recording. Piano
Rosalyn Tureck 1979 or 1984 Most probably Hamburg DG, Reissue 1988 1 CD VAI Audio Piano
Trevor Pinnock 1980 Archiv Produktion 415 130-2 ADD harpsichord
Alexis Weissenberg 1981 EMI 5 74952 2 piano
Glenn Gould April/May 1981 New York originally CBS Masterworks MK 37779, now Sony Classical 52619 DDD (his fourth and last recording of the Goldbergs) piano
Grigory Sokolov 27 February 1982 Leningrad (live) Melodiya piano
András Schiff 1983 Decca 417 116-2 (1 CD) All repeats
Tatiana Nikolayeva April 1983 Aarhus Denmark Classico Classcd 416 (1CD). Nikolayeva's 2nd recording. piano
Scott Ross April 1985 live at Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa Erato / Fonovox harpsichord
Chen Pi-hsien[1] October 1985 Festeburgkirche, Frankfurt Naxos 8.550078 DDD piano
Kenneth Gilbert April 1986 Mas de Vert, Arles 1 CD Harmonia Mundi harpsichord
Maria Tipo 26–28 June 1986 Paris EMI HMV 5 86666 DDD piano
Tatiana Nikolayeva 10 November 1986 St. John’s, Smith Square, London BBC 6483445 (1CD). Nikolayeva's 3rd recording. piano
Tatiana Nikolayeva 9 September 1987 Berwald Hall, Stockholm Bluebell ABCD043 (1CD). Nikolayeva's 4th recording. piano
Igor Lazko c.1987 Belgrade Broadcasting, PGP 2330172 piano
Jean Guillou November 1987 Eglise Notre-Dame des Neiges, Alpe d'Huez, France Dorian 90110 organ
Stefan Hussong(in German) 1987/1988 Thorofon DDD chromatic button accordion
Scott Ross January 1988 Salle Blanqui, Paris EMI / Virgin Veritas harpsichord
Ton Koopman 1988 ERATO 45326-2 DDD harpsichord
Keith Jarrett January 1989 ECM Records 839 622-2 DDD; J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations harpsichord
Bronisława Kawalla February 1989 Polskie Nagrania PNCD 055 DDD piano
Sergio Vartolo June 1989 Tactus harpsichord [1] [2]
Daniel Barenboim October 12, 1989 Live recording, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires Erato ER2-45468 piano [2]
Bob van Asperen July 1991 Berlin EMI 7 54209 DDD harpsichord
Tjako van Schie February 1991 Netherlands Rondo 001 DDD piano
Christiane Jaccottet [3] 1991 Pilz 160127 harpsichord no repeats
Virginia Black 1991 Collins 70032-2 (2 CDs) All repeats
Maggie Cole 1991 Virgin 5 61555 (2 CDs) DDD harpsichord
Vladimir Feltsman October 26, 1991 live at the Moscow Conservatory Musical Heritage Society 513260T DDD piano All repeats
Tatiana Nikolayeva January 23, 1992 Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London Hyperion Records CDA66589. Nikolayeva's 5th recording. piano
Pierre Hantaï June 1992 Opus 111 OPS 30-84 DDD (the first of his two recordings) harpsichord
Blandine Verlet September 1992 L'Eglise de Saint Hippolyte (Tarn), France Astrée Auvidis E 8745 (her second recording of this work). Re-released on Naïve, 2012 1751 Hemsch harpsichord
Bruno Canino January 16–17, 1993 Lugano Ermitage ERM 412-2 DDD piano
Risto Lauriala September 13–14, 1993 ALBA ABCD103 piano
Andrei Gavrilov 1993 Deutsche Grammophon 435 436-2 DDD piano
New European Strings Chamber Orchestra October 1993 Hamburg Nonesuch, transcription by Dmitry Sitkovetsky orchestra
Eleonore Bühler-Kestler October 1993 Bayreuth CHARADE; CHA 3012 DDD harpsichord
Mari Kumamoto December 1, 1993 King Records (Japan) KICC-110 piano
Peter Serkin June 1–3, 1994 Manhattan BMG Classics 09026 68188 2 DDD (the third of his recordings of the work) piano
Konstantin Lifschitz June 10–13, 1994 Denon Records #78961 DDD (Lifschitz was 17 at time of recording.) piano
Christophe Rousset September 27–29, 1994 originally L'Oiseau-Lyre, now Decca 475 7080 DDD harpsichord All repeats
Ekaterina Dershavina 1994
Sergey Schepkin January 15, 1995 Ongaku Records 024-107 DDD piano All repeats
Kenneth Cooper 1995 Berkshire Bach Society harpsichord
Samuel Bartos 1995 Connoisseur Society piano
Edward Aldwell 1996 Biddulph flw001 DDD piano
Kurt Rodarmer 1996 Sony SK 60257 DDD two guitars (overdubbed)
Robin Sutherland 1996 d'Note Classics DND 1013- ADD piano All repeats
Masaaki Suzuki February, June and July 1997 BIS BIS-CD-310819 DDD harpsichord All repeats
József Eötvös 1997 EJ-01WZ DDD solo guitar
Michal Mašek 1997 LT 0056-2 131 piano
Shelley Katz 18–19 November 1997 Snape Maltings Concert Hall Private Label - Produced by Erik Smith with fewer than 30 edits to the entire master piano all repeats except for minor variations
Rosalyn Tureck March 1998 Hamburg 2 CD DG (the seventh and last recording of the Goldbergs by this artist) Piano
Andrei Vieru 1998 Harmonia Mundi 901666 piano
Abram Bezuijen 1998 VLS Records VLC 0598 organ
Zhu Xiao-Mei 1999 Mandala Records DDD piano
Evgeni Koroliov 1999 Festeburgkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Hänssler piano
Pieter-Jan Belder 20 April, 8/9 July 1999 Brilliant Classics 92284 DDD harpsichord
Angela Hewitt 28 August-1 September 1999 Henry Wood Hall, London Hyperion Records CDA 67305 piano
Ragna Schirmer June 1999 Johanniterkirche, Groß Eichsen, Germany Berlin Classics 001716 DDD piano
Les Violons du Roy September 1999 Saint-Irénée, Québec, Canada 1 CD Dorian transcription for string orchestra
Amati String Trio December 1999 Middelburg Synagogue, The Netherlands Columns Classics 99564 DDD string
Murray Perahia July 2000 Sony Classical SK/SM 89243 DDD piano
Mehmet Okonsar 2000 LMO-Records UTC 8697408800030 DDD piano
Władysław Kłosiewicz 2000 Accord ACD 081-2 harpsichord
Canadian Brass 2000 RCA 63610 horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba
Jacques Loussier Trio 2000 Telarc CD-83479 DDD jazz trio
Uri Caine 2000 Recorded in New York, Italy and Germany October 1999 - January 2000 Winter & Winter 910 054 The Goldberg Variations rock, dub, electro, jazz, ragtime, blues, avant-garde, valse, Christmas music, soul, tango, mambo, gospel, bebop, experimental, drum & bass, samba, klezmer, bossa nova, etc.
Celine Frisch 2001 Alpha 14 (2 CDs) with BWV 1087 harpsichord
Jory Vinikour 2001 San Raphael, CA Delos Records harpsichord All repeats
Wolfgang Dimetrik 2001 Amphion records 20126 DDD accordion
Francesco Tristano Schlimé 2001 Accord ACD 098 with BWV 622 piano
Ramin Bahrami February 2002 La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH) Decca 476 282 DDD piano
András Schiff October 2002 Basel ECM DDD (his second recording; made live in concert) piano
Ketil Haugsand 2002 Simax PSC 1192 harpsichord
Christina Bjørkøe 2002 Scandinavian Classics 220590 -205 DDD piano
Jill Crossland 2003 Apex (Warner Classics) 0927 49979 2 DDD piano
Pierre Hantaï 2003 Mirare MIR 9945 DDD (his second recording) harpsichord
Martin Stadtfeld March 2004 Sony BMG SK93101 DDD piano
Mika Väyrynen 2004 ALBA ABCD 191 accordion
Catherine Ennis 2004 Mollterz organ
Jacqueline Ogeil 2004 ABC Classics - Discovery 476 3529 harpsichord
Trio Zilliacus Persson Raitinen [4] 2004 Caprice CAP-21695 string trio
Jenő Jandó 2005 Naxos 8.557268 DDD piano
João Carlos Martins 2005 Tomato 2126 piano
Gaede Trio 2005 Tacet 070CD (2 CD) DDD string trio
Richard Egarr 8–11 March 2005 Harmonia Mundi HMU 907425.26, with BWV 1087 DDD harpsichord
Pius Cheung 2006 MPC marimba
Luc Beausejour 2006 Analekta harpsichord
Glenn Gould - Zenph Re-Performance May 2007 Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto Sony Classics, 88697-03350-2 piano
Elena Barshai Autumm 2007 Brilliant Classics organ
Simone Dinnerstein 2007 Telarc CD-80692 DDD piano
Beth Levin April 28, 2007 Steinway Hall, New York City Centaur Records, Inc. CRC 2927 DDD piano
Burkard Schliessmann July 17-19 2007 Teldex Studios Berlin BAYER 100 326 (Qualiton) piano
Joanna MacGregor September 30-October 1, 2007 Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria Warner Classics 2564-68393 piano
Sylvain Blassel 2008 Lontano (Warner Classics) 2568 69199-6 DDD harp
Catrin Finch 2008 Deutsche Grammophon 477 8097 DDD harp
David Korevaar 2008 Ivory Classics 77005 piano
Lisa Goode Crawford 2008 Centaur CRC 2899 DDD harpsichord
Dong-Hyek Lim 2008 EMI piano
Sergey Schepkin July 22, 2008 Jordan Hall, Boston King International, Inc., Tokyo, Japan KKC 29 DDD; Schepkin's second recording of this work piano
Andreas Staier 2009 Berlin Harmonia mundi HMU 902058 harpsichord
Sebestyén Nyírő Dec. 6, 2007, Published 2009 Basel MHMC Budapest piano
Andrea Bacchetti 2010 Sacile (PN), Italy Dynamic CDS-659 piano
Tzvi Erez 2010 Toronto, Canada Niv Classical piano
Avner Arad 2010 New York City MSR Classics MS-1167 piano
Steven Devine 2010 Suffolk, England Chandos 0780 harpsichord
Nicholas Angelich 2010 Virgin Classics piano
Nick van Bloss 2010 Henry Wood Hall, London Nimbus Records piano
Minsoo Sohn 2011 The Banff Centre, Alberta Honens 21794 piano
Kimiko Douglass-Ishizaka 2012 Teldex Studio, Berlin Open Goldberg Variations piano (Bösendorfer 290 Imperial)
Jeremy Denk Jan. 2013 Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York Nonesuch Records piano (Steinway)

Without recording date - To be inserted in the list

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pi-hsien's recording was released as one of many performances falsely attributed to Joyce Hatto
  2. ^ Liner notes
  3. ^ Goldberg Variations by Christiane Jaccottet at jsbach.org
  4. ^ Won a Swedish Grammis in the Classical Ensemble of the Year-category in 2004.
  5. ^ Billed as the premier audiophile recording of the Variations, recorded with handmade microphones and independent circuitry for simultaneous digital and analog recordings.