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Product details

Content
Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations

Artists
Janne Rättyä, accordion

Genres
Instrumental

Features
Booklet with liner notes in English, German and Finnish

Format:
CD

Released:
June 2012 (international)
April 2012 (Finland)

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1209-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195120927

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Track listing

CD
46:29
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
38:36
1
Aria
2:14

2
Variatio 1 a 1 Clav.
0:51

3
Variatio 2 a 1 Clav.
0:42

4
Variatio 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all’ Unisuono.
1:00

5
Variatio 4 a 1 Clav.
0:34

6
Variatio 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
0:38

7
Variatio 6 a 1 Clav. Canone all Seconda.
0:34

8
Variatio 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav. Al tempo di Giga.
1:18

9
Variatio 8 a 2 Clav.
0:53

10
Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza.
0:49

11
Variatio 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta.
0:48

12
Variatio 11 a 2 Clav.
0:58

13
Variatio 12. Canone alla Quarta.
1:01

14
Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.
2:19

15
Variatio 14 a 2 Clav.
1:02

16
Variatio 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta in moto contrario.
2:32

17
Variatio 16. Overture a 1 Clav.
1:23

18
Variatio 17 a 2 Clav.
0:54

19
Variatio 18 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sesta.
0:47

20
Variatio 19 a 1 Clav.
0:41

21
Variatio 20 a 2 Clav.
0:53

22
Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima.
1:11

23
Variatio 22. Alla breve a 1 Clav.
0:39

24
Variatio 23 a 2 Clav.
0:56

25
Variatio 24. Canone all’Ottava a 1 Clav.
1:11

26
Variatio 25 a 2 Clav.
4:27

27
Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.
1:00

28
Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona.
0:53

29
Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.
0:59

30
Variatio 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
0:58

31
Variatio 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet.
0:59

32
Aria
2:32


Alternative takes
7:52
33
Variatio 8
0:51

34
Variatio 9
1:12

35
Variatio 11
0:58

36
Variatio 12
1:00

37
Variatio 17
0:57

38
Variatio 22
0:48

39
Variatio 28
1:02

40
Variatio 30
1:02


Complete description

On this CD an accordion takes the listener along on a long, existential journey out of silence. Bach composed this "Aria with Diverse Variations" for Count Hermann Carl von Keyserlingk to be a little cheered up in his sleepless nights by harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, a pupil of Bach and in the service of the Count at that time. Whether this anecdote is true or not, today, more than 250 years after the Goldberg Variations were composed, they offer a listening experience with a shifting balance between inexhaustible external kinetic energy and complete inner piece.

It is also time to lay aside the prejudices concerning accordion and its reputation as mainly a folk music instrument. The fresh performance and splendid musicality of Janne Rättyä show how expressive and delicate the accordion can be, and even serve the purpose of doing justice to as an iconic keyboard work as the Goldberg Variations.

The Finnish accordionist Janne Rättyä is regarded as one of the most successful classical accordionists. He performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, in the U.S. and Asia and has appeared with musicians such as Jorma Hynninen, Pekka Kuusisto, Martyn Brabbins and Patrick Gallois, but also as a soloist with many Finnish and foreign orchestras.

Janne Rättyä was awarded numerous prizes in various international classical accordion and soloist competitions, most notably the first prize in the Arrasate Hiria competition in Spain in 1996. He collaborates closely with contemporary composers like Aldo Clementi, Dieter Schnebel, Uljas Pulkkis and Iris ter Schiphorst, to create new music for his instrument.

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