BLACK FRIDAY & following weekend 30% discount, until Monday the 29th of November 12:00 (CET)
Nominated for an "Edison Klassiek"! Song Cycles - Die schöne Müllerin / Schwanengesang / Winterreise. Congratulations to Christoph Prégardien, Andreas Staier and Michael Gees!

Hannes Minnaar

Hannes Minnaar: Goldberg Variations (Download)

Regular price €32,95
Unit price
per 

Hannes Minnaar

Hannes Minnaar: Goldberg Variations (Download)

Regular price €32,95
Unit price
per 
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations

Hannes Minnaar

Challenge Classics / HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue CC72859

Read

Download Booklet PDF

 

Listen

(Low Resolution excerpts)

 

About the Album

 

We proud to present a new account of Goldberg Variations by critically acclaimed young pianist Hannes Minnaar.
His rendition of Goldbergs sums up all the features of a ‘contemporary’ interpretation at the highest degree:
- Transparent, detailed, and crystal-clear phrasing: each and all notes are discernible.
- A supreme – but not artificial nor mannered – control and care of tone and sound: touch, colour and timbre are all fruit of a clearly deep insight and work.
- A smooth flow of the discourse: a solid overall concept of the work structure and a plain, simple (never emphasized) ‘singing’ of the melodic line. (Even when he takes a very slow tempo – as in the famous Variation no. 25, about 30% slower than usual – he always sustains the melody, that means it is not the tempo that makes the melody living, but the capacity to make it flow, to ‘connect’ sounds and silences).
- These Goldbergs are not told as a narrative: it is not a dramatic tale, but the architectural structure is well visible. It is not a story, it is a three-dimensional visual art work.  
- Northern Star gave Minnaar the sound that perfectly matches his concept of the work. The rest is made by the unique Chris Maene piano.
A ‘Goldberg’ for the 21st Century.

 

Album tracks

  • 1 Aria
  • 2 Variatio 1. a 1 Clav.
  • 3 Variatio 2. a 1 Clav.
  • 4 Variatio 3. Canone all’Unisono. a 1 Clav.
  • 5 Variatio 4. a 1 Clav.
  • 6 Variatio 5. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
  • 7 Variatio 6. Canone alla Seconda. a 1 Clav.
  • 8 Variatio 7. a 1 ô 2 vero 2 Clav. Al tempo di Giga
  • 9 Variatio 8. a 2 Clav.
  • 10 Variatio 9. Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav.
  • 11 Variatio 10. Fugetta. a 1 Clav.
  • 12 Variatio 11. a 2 Clav.
  • 13 Variatio 12. Canone alla Quarta. a 1 Clav.
  • 14 Variatio 13. a 2 Clav.
  • 15 Variatio 14. a 2 Clav.
  • 16 Variatio 15. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav.
  • 17 Variatio 16. Ouverture. a 1 Clav.
  • 18 Variatio 17. a 2 Clav.
  • 19 Variatio 18. Canone alla Sexta. a 1 Clav.
  • 20 Variatio 19. a 1 Clav.
  • 21 Variatio 20. a 2 Clav.
  • 22 Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima. a 1 Clav.
  • 23 Variatio 22. a 1 Clav. Alla breve
  • 24 Variatio 23. a 2 Clav.
  • 25 Variatio 24. Canone all’Ottava. a 1 Clav.
  • 26 Variatio 25. a 2 Clav. Adagio
  • 27 Variatio 26. a 2 Clav.
  • 28 Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.
  • 29 Variatio 28. a 2 Clav.
  • 30 Variatio 29. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
  • 31 Variatio 30. Quodlibet. a 1 Clav.
  • 32 Aria da capo

DISC 2

  • 1  I. Lontano
  • 2 II. Toccata primo
  • 3 III. Aria/Ayre (Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig/Flow my tears)
  • 4 IV. Intermezzo sospeso
  • 5 V. Evocazione BWV 854 (Berceuse)
  • 6 VI. Toccata secundo
  • 7 Aria (from BWV 988) 

 



Also available

If you like this production, you also might like the following recordings hereunder in the related products section.

Sign up for our Newsletter
Get informed frequently about discounts, new releases, new recordings etc.