Wilhelm Kempff – J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1970/2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Wilhelm Kempff – J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1970/2018) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:02:52 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | ©  Deutsche Grammophon Classics

“Say what you will about the 75-year-old Wilhelm Kempff’s “old school” Goldberg Variations, with its unembellished Aria, seeming surface plainness, and avoidance of virtuosic sheen. However, I say that this 1970 recording remains among the most beautiful and heartfelt piano versions of Bach’s keyboard tour-de-force. Within Kempff’s straight-laced, intimate parameters you encounter the most subtle nuances, changes of color, dynamic gradations, and accents. I’ve rarely heard Variation 9’s lines (the canon at the fourth) sing out so calmly and naturally, or the three minor-key variations emerge with comparable ease, fluidity, and melodic cogency. Yet in Variation 27 (the canon at the ninth) Kempff also reveals how well he can deliver rapid, detaché playing when so inclined. Observing the A-section repeats, Kempff doesn’t embellish them so much as he refocuses voicings and balances between hands, to convincing effect. If you missed DG Galleria’s excellent 1994 digital remastering when it first appeared, get it now by way of ArkivMusic.com’s on-demand reprint program. A unique and treasurable release.” (Jed Distler, ClassicsToday)

Tracklist:
1. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Aria 01:58
2. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 1 a 1 Clav. 01:30
3. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 2 a 1 Clav. 01:04
4. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 3 Canone all’Unisono a 1 Clav. 02:19
5. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 4 a 1 Clav. 00:46
6. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav. 01:16
7. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 6 Canone alla Seconda a 1 Clav. 01:05
8. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav. 01:50
9. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 8 a 2 Clav. 01:35
10. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 9 Canone alla Terza a 1 Clav. 01:52
11. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 10 Fughetta a 1 Clav. 01:09
12. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 11 a 2 Clav. 01:25
13. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 12 Canone alla Quarta 04:02
14. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 13 a 2 Clav. 02:57
15. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 14 a 2 Clav. 01:42
16. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 15 Canone alla Quinta in moto contrario 04:37
17. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 16 Ouverture a 1 Clav. 01:34
18. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 17 a 2 Clav. 01:45
19. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 18 Canone alla Sesta a 1 Clav. 01:19
20. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 19 a 1 Clav. 00:58
21. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 20 a 2 Clav. 01:46
22. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 21 Canone alla Settima 03:12
23. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 22 Alla breve a 1 Clav. 01:01
24. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 23 a 2 Clav. 01:43
25. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 24 Canone all’Ottava a 1 Clav. 03:32
26. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 25 a 2 Clav. 04:51
27. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 26 a 2 Clav. 01:47
28. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 27 Canone alla Nona 01:43
29. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 28 a 2 Clav. 01:52
30. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav. 01:48
31. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Var. 30 Quodlibet a 1 Clav. 01:30
32. Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 “Goldberg Variations” : Aria da Capo 01:24

Personnel:
Wilhelm Kempff, piano

Digitally remastered

Download:

mqs.link_WilhelmKempffJ.S.BabergVariatinsBWV988197020182496.part1.rar
mqs.link_WilhelmKempffJ.S.BabergVariatinsBWV988197020182496.part2.rar