Beatrice Rana Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Beatrice Rana

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on February 24, 2017 by Warner Classics

Main artist: Beatrice Rana

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Gramophone Award (September 2017) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (April 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 32 tracks Total length : 01:17:43

  1. 1 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: I. Aria

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  2. 2 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: II. Variatio 1 a 1 clav

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  3. 3 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: III. Variatio 2 a 1 clav

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  4. 4 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: IV. Variatio 3 Canone all Unisuono a 1 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  5. 5 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: V. Variatio 4 a 1 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  6. 6 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: VI. Variatio 5 a 1 o vero 2 clav

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  7. 7 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: VII. Variatio 6 Canone alla seconda a 1 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  8. 8 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: VIII. Variatio 7 a 1 o vero 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  9. 9 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: IX. Variatio 8 a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  10. 10 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: X. Variatio 9 Canone alla terza a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  11. 11 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XI. Variatio 10 Fughetta a 1 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  12. 12 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988:XII. Variatio 11 a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  13. 13 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XIII. Variatio 12 Canone alla quarta

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  14. 14 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XIV. Variatio 13 a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  15. 15 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XV. Variatio 14 a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  16. 16 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XVI. Variatio 15 Canone alla Quinta a 1 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  17. 17 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XVII. Variatio 16 a 1 clav. Ouvertura

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  18. 18 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XVIII. Variatio 17 a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  19. 19 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XIX. Variatio 18 Canone alla sexta a 1 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  20. 20 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XX. Variatio 19 a 1 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  21. 21 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXI. Variatio 20 a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  22. 22 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXII. Variatio 21 canone alla settima a 1 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  23. 23 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXIII. Variatio 22 a 1 clav. alla breve

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  24. 24 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXIV. Variatio 23 a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  25. 25 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXV. Variatio 24 Canone alla Ottava a 1 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  26. 26 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXVI. Variatio 25 a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  27. 27 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXVII Variatio 26 a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  28. 28 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXVIII. Variatio 27 Canone alla Nona a 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  29. 29 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXIX. Variatio 28 a 1 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  30. 30 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXX. Variatio 29 a 1 o vero 2 clav.

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  31. 31 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXXI. Variatio 30 a 1 clav. Quodlibet

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

  32. 32 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXXII. Aria da Capo e fine

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

About

This was the second release by Italian pianist Beatrice Rana, who was in her early twenties when she recorded it in Berlin in 2016. A prodigy who was taking home top prizes as a high school student, Rana certainly gave herself the chance to fail spectacularly when she decided to record the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, of Bach, a gigantic work susceptible to multiple interpretations that poses challenges in terms of technical skill, cohesiveness, and overall spiritual grasp. Instead, Rana notches a substantial success and bears out the predictions of those who have been touting her as a major star. She thinks out her own interpretation of the work and carries it through, not relying on established schools. Rana overlays her own division upon the work's tripartite structure (with sets of three variations each capped by a canon), juxtaposing rhythmically free slower movements (which she makes quite expressive without having to take the big ones too slowly) with crisp, tough, contrapuntal movements that approach Glenn Gould territory. Sample the eighth variation for an idea of the Chopinesque treatment Rana gives the slower variations, bringing out the considerable chromaticism in the part-writing and generally expanding the scope of the work as a whole. The set follows a clear overall trajectory (this is often the bugaboo for pianists who take it on too early), and the reprise of the "Aria" at the end seems to take on a meditative, retrospective quality shaped by everything the theme has been through. Again, it hardly sounds like the work of a youthful pianist, and the entire performance is absorbing. Rana receives excellent support from Warner Brothers' engineering staff, working at Berlin's Teldex studios.

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