Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg-variationen Bwv 98

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Niklas Liepe, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Jamie Phillips

An experiment that violinist Niklas Liepe dares to conduct here: to put the devil violin cycle of the Paganini Caprices into new light: 22 contemporary composers have participated in this experiment. Liepe plays confidently, without tears... differentiated in expression. A worthwhile experiment, wrote the press about Niklas Liepe's 2018 Sony Classical release "Paganini Project". The young German violinist had recorded Paganini's famous caprices in new versions for violin and orchestra in collaboration with the renowned arranger Andreas N. Tarkmann. For his new album #GoldbergReflections, Liepe has recorded, again in collaboration with Andreas N. Tarkmann, 13 variations from the famous "Goldberg-Variations" by Johann Sebastian Bach arranged for solo violin and strings. The violinist is accompanied by the NDR Radiophilharmonie under the direction of Jamie Phillips. Liepe has also invited eleven internationally renowned composers such as Moritz Eggert, Sidney Corbett, Wolf Kerschek, Rolf Rudin and Daniel Sundy to compose new variations on the basis of the Bach original. Tarkmann has transposed the variations into a baroque conceto grosso sound. These variations thus create a connection to the original and at the same time frame the new compositions, which bring the "Goldberg Variations", written 280 years ago, into the present. Anyone who is prepared to embark on something new will greatly enjoy this album. Bach's "Goldberg Variations" have never been heard in such an excitingly new and colorful way.TRACKLISTCD 1Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)1. Aria 2. Var. Ifrom Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Rolf Rudin (1961*)3.  Dialog with Bach - a Goldberg reflectionfor solo violin, harpsichord and 14 solo strings Johann Sebastian Bach4. Var. VII Al tempo di Giga 5. Var. VIIIfrom Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Sidney Corbett (*1960)6. Goldberg Hallucination Remix for solo violin and 18 solo stringsJohann Sebastian Bach7. Var. IX Canone alla Terza 8. Var. X Fughettafrom Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Andreas N. Tarkmann (*1956) 9. Goldberg’s last summerConcert piece for violin, piano and string orchestraJohann Sebastian Bach10. Var. XIII from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Dominik J. Dieterle (*1989)11. Sleepless after J. S. Bachfor solo violin and string orchestraWolf Kerschek (*1969)12. Goldberg Reflections Aria1-2, 4-5, 7-8 & 10 arranged and orchestrated by Andreas Tarkmann (2019)CD 2Johann Sebastian Bach1. Var. XVI Ouverture from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Moritz Eggert (*1965)02. Four Variations from “Goldberg Spielt“Johann Sebastian Bach03. Var. XIX from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Daniel Sundy (*1979)New Goldberg Variations – New Variations on a Theme of J. S. Bach 04. Heaven or Hell 05. The Elements 06. The Moocher 07. Metal Quodlibet Johann Sebastian Bach 08. Var. XXI Canone alla Settima09. Var. XXII Alla breve from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988Tobias Rokahr (*1972)10. Sleepless (Goldberg goes crazy)Johann Sebastian Bach 11. Var. XXV Adagio from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 arranged and orchestrated by Andreas N. TarkmannFriedrich Heinrich Kern (*1980)12. Reflections on a DreamJohann Sebastian Bach13. Var. XXIX Allegro 14. Var. XXX Quodlibet from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Stephan Koncz (*1984)15.  GoldBergHain Quodlibet auf/on »Kraut und Rüben haben mich vertrieben«Johann Sebastian Bach16. Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Konstantia Gourzi (*1962)Lullabies for three flowers for solo violin and string orchestra 17. A lullaby for a rose 18. A lullaby for a wind flower 19.  A lullaby for a jasmine 1, 3, 8-9, 11, 13-14 & 16 arranged and orchestrated by Andreas N. Tarkmann (2019)

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