Robert Loreggian....Bach: Goldberg Variations
This is the second or third CD we’ve had with the Goldberg Variations “played as they were mean to”. This time, Loreggian is playing a copy of a harpsichord made by Michael Mietke in the early years of the 18th century; exchanges between the maker and Bach are documented. Loreggian is a top notch player.
The trouble is, Glenn Gould’s classic version on the piano may be too fast, and on a piano, but it is very good. Like it or not, his performance is the standard others have to meet; as in the rock world, a cover can often be better than the original, and a remix can improve a tune.
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