Goldberg Variations discography

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This is a partial list of commercial or professional recordings of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations, organized chronologically. You can alphabetically sort each column by clicking on the small box at the top of that column (click again to sort reverse-alphabetically).

Artist Date Place Recording Instrument and repeats
Serkin, Rudolf circa 1928 Stuttgart Welte piano rolls piano
Landowska, Wanda November 1933 Paris EMI 5 6720 ADD harpsichord
Arrau, Claudio January–March 1942 RCA CD GD 87841 piano
Landowska, Wanda 1945 New York City RCA harpsichord
Tureck, Rosalyn 1947 mono Allegro / Everest piano
Kirkpatrick, Ralph 1952 mono Haydn Society harpsichord
Leonhardt, Gustav 1953 Vienna stereo Vanguard (the first of three recordings by this artist) harpsichord
Ahlgrimm, Isolde January 1954 Vienna Philips, mono Ammer harpsichord
Gould, Glenn June 21, 1954 Toronto from CBC broadcast, mono piano
Gould, Glenn June 10, 1955 New York City Sony Classical 52 594 ADD; Goldberg Variations piano (Steinway D-274)
Demus, Jörg 1955 Austria Nixa WLP 5241, mono piano
Richter, Karl January 1956 Telefunken harpsichord
Friskin, James March 28, 1956 Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, New York Bach Guild / Vanguard harpsichord
Tureck, Rosalyn 1957 London, Abbey Road Studios HMV / Capitol, 2 CD Philips "Great pianists of the century" piano
Gould, Glenn 1959 live at Salzburg Festival Sony Classical 52685 ADD piano
Kirkpatrick, Ralph 1959 Deutsche Grammophon 439 673-2 ADD harpsichord
Walcha, Helmut June 1960-March 1961 Hamburg EMI 4 89166 ADD harpsichord
Malcolm, George 1963 UK L'Oiseau Lyre Thomas Goff harpsichord
Leonhardt, Gustav 1965 Teldec (Das Alte Werk) harpsichord
Serkin, Peter March 1965 New York RCA (the first of 3 recordings by this artist) piano
Yudina, Maria January 1968 Moscow Philips 456 994-2 "Great pianists of the century" piano
Kempff, Wilhelm July 1969 Deutsche Grammophon 439 978-2 ADD piano
Rosen, Charles July 1969 Sony SBK 48173 ADD piano
Richter, Karl 1970 Archiv Produktion POCA-9085 harpsichord
Newman, Anthony 1971 Columbia M 30538 harpsichord
Spiegelman, Joel May 1973 East-West, ISI Productions, Atlantic New Age Bach: The Goldberg Variations ADD "Kurzweil 250 Digital Synthesizer"
Kipnis, Igor 1976 New York City EMI / Angel harpsichord
Leonhardt, Gustav August 1976 Haarlem Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD77149 ADD (his third and last recording) harpsichord
Curtis, Alan September 23, 1976 location unknown EMI 7630622 1728 Christian Zell harpsichord
Scheurich, Marga 1977 LP Saphir Intercord INT 120.886 Cembalo, harpsichord
Nikolayeva, Tatiana 1979 Moscow Melodiya C10-13091 (2LP), Relief CR861006 (1CD), Victor VICC40126/7 (2CD). Nikolayeva's 1st recording. Piano
Tureck, Rosalyn 1979 or 1984 Most probably Hamburg DG, Reissue 1988 1 CD VAI Audio Piano
Pinnock, Trevor 1980 Archiv Produktion 415 130-2 ADD harpsichord
Weissenberg, Alexis 1981 EMI 5 74952 2 piano
Gould, Glenn April/May 1981 New York City originally CBS Masterworks MK 37779, now Sony Classical 52619 DDD (his second and last studio recording of the Goldbergs) piano (Yamaha CF II)
Sokolev, Grigory 27 February 1982 Leningrad (live) Melodiya piano
Schiff, András 1983 Decca 417 116-2 (1 CD) All repeats
Nikolayeva, Tatiana April 1983 Aarhus Denmark Classico Classcd 416 (1CD). Nikolayeva's 2nd recording. piano
Ross, Scott April 1985 live at Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa Erato / Fonovox harpsichord
Pi-hsien, Chen[1] October 1985 Festeburgkirche, Frankfurt Naxos 8.550078 DDD piano
Gilbert, Kenneth April 1986 Mas de Vert, Arles 1 CD Harmonia Mundi harpsichord
Tipo, Maria 26–28 June 1986 Paris EMI HMV 5 86666 DDD piano
Nikolayeva, Tatiana 10 November 1986 St. John’s, Smith Square, London BBC 6483445 (1CD). Nikolayeva's 3rd recording. piano
Nikolayeva, Tatiana 9 September 1987 Berwald Hall, Stockholm Bluebell ABCD043 (1CD). Nikolayeva's 4th recording. piano
Lazko, Igor c.1987 Belgrade Broadcasting, PGP 2330172 piano
Guillou, Jean November 1987 Eglise Notre-Dame des Neiges, Alpe d'Huez, France Dorian 90110 organ
Hussong, Stefan(in German) 1987/1988 Thorofon DDD chromatic button accordion
Ross, Scott January 1988 Salle Blanqui, Paris EMI / Virgin Veritas harpsichord
Koopman, Ton 1988 ERATO 45326-2 DDD harpsichord
Jarrett, Keith January 1989 ECM Records 839 622-2 DDD; J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations harpsichord
Kawalla, Bronisława February 1989 Polskie Nagrania PNCD 055 DDD piano
Vartolo, Sergio June 1989 Tactus harpsichord [1] [2]
Barenboim, Daniel October 12, 1989 Live recording, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires Erato ER2-45468 piano [2]
Asperen, Bob van July 1991 Berlin EMI 7 54209 DDD harpsichord
Schie, Tjako van February 1991 Netherlands Rondo 001 DDD piano
Jaccottet, Christiana [3] 1991 Pilz 160127 harpsichord no repeats
Black, Virginia 1991 Collins 70032-2 (2 CDs) All repeats
Cole, Maggie 1991 Virgin 5 61555 (2 CDs) DDD harpsichord
Feltsman, Vladimir October 26, 1991 live at the Moscow Conservatory Musical Heritage Society 513260T DDD piano All repeats
Nikolayeva, Tatiana January 23, 1992 Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London Hyperion Records CDA66589. Nikolayeva's 5th recording. piano
Hantaï, Pierre June 1992 Opus 111 OPS 30-84 DDD (the first of his two recordings) harpsichord
Verlet, Blandine 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
Canino, Bruno January 16–17, 1993 Lugano Ermitage ERM 412-2 DDD piano
Lauriala, Risto September 13–14, 1993 ALBA ABCD103 piano
Gavrilov, Andrei 1993 Deutsche Grammophon 435 436-2 DDD piano
New European Strings Chamber Orchestra October 1993 Hamburg Nonesuch, transcription by Dmitry Sitkovetsky orchestra
Bühler-Kestler, Eleanore October 1993 Bayreuth CHARADE; CHA 3012 DDD harpsichord
Kumamoto, Mari December 1, 1993 King Records (Japan) KICC-110 piano
Serkin, Peter June 1–3, 1994 Manhattan BMG Classics 09026 68188 2 DDD (the third of his recordings of the work) piano
Lifschitz, Konstantin June 10–13, 1994 Denon Records #78961 DDD (Lifschitz was 17 at time of recording.) piano
Rousset, Christophe September 27–29, 1994 originally L'Oiseau-Lyre, now Decca 475 7080 DDD harpsichord All repeats
Dershavina, Ekaterina 1994 Arte Nova Catalog #: 340110 piano All repeats except Aria da capo
Schepkin, Sergey January 15, 1995 Ongaku Records 024-107 DDD piano All repeats
Cooper, Kenneth (harpsichordist) 1995 Berkshire Bach Society harpsichord
Bartos, Samuel 1995 Connoisseur Society piano
Aldwell, Edward 1996 Biddulph flw001 DDD piano
Kurt Rodarmer, Rodarmer, Kurt 1996 Sony SK 60257 DDD two guitars (overdubbed)
Sutherland, Robin 1996 d'Note Classics DND 1013- ADD piano All repeats
Suzuki, Masaaki February, June and July 1997 BIS BIS-CD-310819 DDD harpsichord All repeats
Eötvös, József 1997 EJ-01WZ DDD solo guitar
Mašek, Michal 1997 LT 0056-2 131 piano
Katz, Shelley 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
Ivo Janssen Februari 1998 Void piano
Tureck, Rosalyn March 1998 Hamburg 2 CD DG (the seventh and last recording of the Goldbergs by this artist) Piano
Vieru, Andrei 1998 Harmonia Mundi 901666 piano
Bezuijen, Abram 1998 VLS Records VLC 0598 organ
Zhu, Xiao-Mei 1999 Mandala Records DDD piano
Canadian Brass 1999 RCA Red Seal DDD (Echo Award 2002) brass quintet
Koroliov, Evgeni 1999 Festeburgkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Hänssler piano
Belder, Pieter-Jan 20 April, 8/9 July 1999 Brilliant Classics 92284 DDD harpsichord
Hewitt, Angela 28 August-1 September 1999 Henry Wood Hall, London Hyperion Records CDA 67305 piano
Schirmer, Ragna 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
Perahia, Murray July 2000 Sony Classical SK/SM 89243 DDD piano (Steinway D-274)
Okonar, Mehmet 2000 LMO-Records UTC 8697408800030 DDD piano[4]
Kłosiewicz,Władysław 2000 Accord ACD 081-2 harpsichord
Jacques Loussier Trio 2000 Telarc CD-83479 DDD jazz trio
Caine, Uri 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.
Frisch, Celine 2001 Alpha 14 (2 CDs) with BWV 1087 harpsichord
Degazio, Bruno 2001 electronic wind instrument[5][6]
Vinikour, Jory 2001 San Raphael, CA Delos Records harpsichord All repeats
Dimetrik, Wolfgang 2001 Amphion records 20126 DDD accordion
Schlimé, Francesco Tristano 2001 Accord ACD 098 with BWV 622 piano
Bahrami, Ramin February 2002 La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH) Decca 476 282 DDD piano
Schiff, András October 2002 Basel ECM DDD (his second recording; made live in concert) piano
Haugsand, Ketil 2002 Simax PSC 1192 harpsichord
Bjørkøe, Christina 2002 Scandinavian Classics 220590 -205 DDD piano
Crossland, Jill 2003 Apex (Warner Classics) 0927 49979 2 DDD piano
Hantaï, Pierre 2003 Mirare MIR 9945 DDD (his second recording) harpsichord
Stadtfeld, Martin March 2004 Sony BMG SK93101 DDD piano
Väyrynen, Mika 2004 ALBA ABCD 191 accordion
Ennis, Catherine 2004 Mollterz organ
Ogeil, Jacqueline 2004 ABC Classics - Discovery 476 3529 harpsichord
Raitinen, Trio Zilliacus Persson [7] 2004 Caprice CAP-21695 string trio
Jandó, Jenő 2005 Naxos 8.557268 DDD piano
Martins, João Carlos 2005 Tomato 2126 piano
Trio, Gaede 2005 Tacet 070CD (2 CD) DDD string trio
Egarr, Richard 8–11 March 2005 Harmonia Mundi HMU 907425.26, with BWV 1087 DDD harpsichord
Cheung, Pius 2006 MPC marimba
Beausejour, Luc 2006 Analekta harpsichord
Gould, Glenn (with Zenph Re-Performance) May 2007 Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto Sony Classics, 88697-03350-2 piano
Barshai, Elena Autumm 2007 Brilliant Classics organ
Dinnerstein, Simone 2007 Telarc CD-80692 DDD piano
Levin, Beth April 28, 2007 Steinway Hall, New York City Centaur Records, Inc. CRC 2927 DDD piano
Schliessmann, Burkard July 17–19, 2007 Teldex Studios Berlin BAYER 100 326 (Qualiton) piano
MacGregor, Joanna September 30-October 1, 2007 Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria Warner Classics 2564-68393 piano
Blassel, Sylvain 2008 Lontano (Warner Classics) 2568 69199-6 DDD harp
Finch, Catrin 2008 Deutsche Grammophon 477 8097 DDD harp
Korevaar, David 2008 Ivory Classics 77005 piano
Crawford, Lisa Goode 2008 Centaur CRC 2899 DDD harpsichord
Lim, Dong-Hyek 2008 EMI piano
Schepkin, Sergey July 22, 2008 Jordan Hall, Boston King International, Inc., Tokyo, Japan KKC 29 DDD; Schepkin's second recording of this work piano
Staier, Andreas 2009 Berlin Harmonia mundi HMU 902058 harpsichord
Sebestyén Nyírő, Nyírő, Sebestyén Dec. 6, 2007, Published 2009 Basel MHMC Budapest piano
Bacchetti, Andrea 2010 Sacile (PN), Italy Dynamic CDS-659 piano
Erez, Tzvi 2010 Toronto, Canada Niv Classical piano
Arad, Avner 2010 New York City MSR Classics MS-1167 piano
Devine, Steven 2010 Suffolk, England Chandos 0780 harpsichord
Angelich, Nicholas 2010 Virgin Classics piano
Bloss, Nick van 2010 Henry Wood Hall, London Nimbus Records piano
Sohn, Minsoo 2011 The Banff Centre, Alberta Honens 21794 piano
Douglass-Ishizaka, Kimiko 2012 Teldex Studio, Berlin Open Goldberg Variations piano (Bösendorfer 290 Imperial)[4]
Denk, Jeremy Jan. 2013 Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York Nonesuch Records piano (Steinway)
Vogt, Lars Mar. 2014 Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln, Germany Ondine ODE 1273-2 piano
Xavier Torres 2016 Palau de la Música, Valencia, Spain IBS Classical piano (Steinway D)
Rana, Beatrice 2016 (7-9 Nov.), released Feb. 2017 Teldex Studio, Berlin Warner Classics - Parlophone 0190295880187 piano



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. ^ a b These recordings are in the public domain, and are available via the article about the Goldberg Variations.
  5. ^ Much of this material by Bruno Degazio is in the public domain. "Variatio 1. a 1 Clav." is arranged for clarinet and trombone, "Variatio 7. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav. al tempo di Giga" is arranged for clarinet and bassoon; "Variatio 18 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sexta" is arranged for two clarinets and cello; "Variatio 19. a 1 Clav." is arranged for two clarinets and cello; and, "Variatio 21 Canone alla Settima" is arranged for two clarinets and bass.
  6. ^ Bruno Degazio, Sheridan College, Music Performances (accessed July 28, 2015).
  7. ^ Won a Swedish Grammis in the Classical Ensemble of the Year-category in 2004.
  8. ^ Billed as the premier audiophile recording of the Variations, recorded with handmade microphones and independent circuitry for simultaneous digital and analog recordings.