Bach: Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988 For String Trio
Fender, Robert; Mrozek, Elzbieta; Kling-Fender, Magdalena
The Goldberg Variations, composed for harpsichord, have a potential that allows various instrumentalists to discover completely new sound and expressive values in them. They are most often played on the piano, but there are arrangements for organ, harp, guitar, orchestra, jazz trio... the list goes on and on. Each of the arrangements is met with scepticism at first, only to gain a group of enthusiasts over time. The genius of The Goldberg Variations is based on the fact that the work operates in its own universe, and each of the new interpretations or arrangements reveals something different here. The version for a string trio was developed in 1984 by a well-known Russian violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, working, as he admitted, under a strong influence of Glenn Gould’s famous interpretation. This album presents the first Polish recording in this arrangement, made by excellent chamber musicians in the sensational acoustics of the concert hall of the Academy of Music in Lódz.