Johann Sebastian Bach – Composer – Goldberg Variations BWV (Sitkovetsky version) – Music Sales Classical. The Russian-born violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, who founded the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra in , has enthusiastically. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Goldberg Variations on Discogs.

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One of the highlights of the summer festival season was the world premiere of a new transcription: I turned to my friend Dmitry Sitkovetsky, who goldbsrg a Master in transcriptions.

The acoustics are very spacious, the sound is palpable and the music seems clad in bright gold – a true celebration! Given his ability to turn any project into a highly anticipated artistic event, Mr. A new recording project with Lukas Geniusas is in the works, as an homage to Fritz Kreisler and Sergei Rachmaninov, one of the most legendary duets in the history of classical music.

The music may lose the fragility and bravura of the piano sound, but instead it becomes more singing. To this Calum MacDonald supplements an as usual excellent and extensive musical analysis. In variation 5, Sitkovetsky resists the temptation to write a third part, while the two-part texture of variation 6 is cleverly redistributed between the three instruments—leaving it as a two-voice jig—as it is in variation But who was Goldberg, and how does he fit into the story of these famous variations?

He could not get enough of them, and for a long time, whenever sleepless nights came, he would say, Dear Goldberg, do play me one of my variations. Man stellt sich Bach oft als Komponisten vor, dessen Musik erst im No other work by Bach himself, or by Domenico Scarlatti, not even any earlier work of Beethoven could compare with it for instrumental brilliance.

With three instruments of broadly similar timbre, the contrapuntal and imitative lines come across with great transparency, especially in the canonic variations Nos 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24 and 27, or in the fughetta variation 10 and the closely argued counterpoint of variation 22, or, finally, in the triumphant imitation based on folk tunes of the Quodlibet that forms variation I cannot imagine more gripping accounts.


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Bach: Goldberg Variations

In the first movement the sound could breathe simply and freely, and in the Andante Sitkovetsky gave melancholy a whole new meaning. I goldbefg listeners will share in my life-long journey through the Goldberg Variations and my love of the music, indeed in the very first publication of the Variations, inJ. This performance, marking the 25th anniversary of the festival, was broadcast worldwide on Medici.

This is one of the more plausible suggestions in the charming but largely fictitious Little Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach by Esther Meynell, first published in Intensity and precision constituted a potent pair of qualities, which, allied with his finely focused tone, resulted in a totally convincing and indeed moving musical experience. You are here Home. It all starts from the Aria: Sitkovetsky revised his trio transcription in and this recording by Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin with Yuri Zhislin viola and Luigi Piovano goldbetg features that simpler version with fewer repeats.

September Total duration: Still, Goldberg is reputed to have been a brilliantly talented young musician, and a pupil of both Johann Sebastian and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.

After hearing it, one may think that it was the clavier version that was the arrangement. Sign Up for Our Newsletter: The Count was often ill and had sleepless nights.

The Art of Transcription – JS Bach arrangements for String Trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky

The arranger applies pizzicato and other effects wisely and effectively; everything is stylish and never crosses the line of good taste. The music provides a rainbow of moods, and the performers colour these works differently, finding the right temperature for sikovetsky. The site is also available in several languages. The 15 Sinfonias are on the same level as the Goldbergs, with enthusiastic goodberg, expressiveness and depth, while staying low-cholesterol.

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In his biography Forkel variarions the story as follows: Since then my transcriptions have been played all over the world, and moreover they have opened the floodgates of new interpretive possibilities for the piece which have included solo harp, wind instruments of all kinds, saxophone quartets, Renaissance viols and even a fascinating concoction of Uri Caine, among many others.

It is relatively unusual to find Bach being so precise in one of his keyboard works about the instrumentation: Voici ce que relate Forkel dans sa biographie:. The Count remarked to Bach that he would like to have a few pieces for his musician Goldberg, pieces so gentle and somewhat merry in character that the Count could be cheered up by them during his sleepless nights.

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His enviable career as a violin soloist is documented in several dozen recordings of all major concertos and a wide selection of chamber repertoire.

The series are available worldwide on Medici. The use of pizzicato for the running semiquavers in variation 19 may cause some surprise, but it provides an attractive change of texture.

Addressing them as a life-long friend and a musical collaborator, Mr. Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky vraiations the courage to put the musical expression above all else and this approach invigorated the symphony, woke up its soul. On these occasions, Goldberg had to spend the night in an adjoining room so that he could play something to him during sitkovetwky sleeplessness.

In the booklet Sitkovetsky tells the story the arrangements. A renaissance man and a magnetic creative force, Dmitry Sitkovetsky has made a considerable impact on every aspect of musical life and has been successful as a performer, creator and facilitator for over four decades.