JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
GOLDBERG VARIATIONS BWV 988
Roberto Loreggian, harpsichord (1998 Patella/Pergolis after M. Mietke)
The Goldberg Variations are the most complex of J. S. Bach’s works from a technical point of view. All the harpsichord’s technical and expressive resources are thoroughly explored and used to great effect. The complexity, imagination, richness of ideas and internal references that animate this work make it a monumental piece of immeasurable depth.
The instrument that Roberto Loreggian plays for this recording is a copy of
a harpsichord made by Michael Mietke in the early years of the 18th century;
exchanges between the maker and Bach are historically documented. Consequently,
Loreggian is able to fully convey the complexity of this legendary work.
An outstanding scholar in organ and harpsichord performance, Loreggian has appeared at some of the most important international music venues and at renowned festivals. Both as soloist and accompanist, he has collaborated with numerous performers and orchestras, recording his performances on several music labels and receiving praise from music critics, in addition to several awards.
Recorded date & place: August 2017 – Abbazia di Santa Maria delle Carceri, Padua, Italy
Duration: 59 min.
|Release Period||October 2018|