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Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Beatrice Rana

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“I like challenges,” says the 23-year-old Italian pianist Beatrice Rana. Specifically, she enjoys studying and performing music that allows her to embark on a process of deep exploration. The scores for her first Warner Classics recording, released in late 2015, were two formidable and spectacular Russian piano concertos – Tchaikovsky No 1 and Prokofiev No 2. Her performances with Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia led Gramophone to describe her as “a fully developed artist of a stature that belies her tender years,” and to conclude that “I can’t think of another recent concerto release that, beginning to end, affords greater pleasure.” For her new Warner Classics release she has taken on a very different challenge in the form of quieter, less obviously virtuosic masterpiece from an earlier era. It also happens to stand as a pinnacle of the solo keyboard repertoire: Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Bach was the composer who most obsessed Beatrice Rana as a child, and in a recent interview with Pianist magazine, she confessed that it would be his music, and above all the Goldberg Variations, that she would choose if she had to devote her life to a single composer. As she said: “I’m very happy to be going back to Bach … It’s best to avoid Bach in competitions … you can’t expose yourself to be totally killed by the jury! But Bach is my first love; now I am allowed to play it in public and I’m really looking forward to that.”

When it comes to competitions, she speaks from experience. She first came to international attention in 2011, when she won First Prize and all the special jury prizes at the Montreal International Competition. Two years later she won the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Her exceptional achievement and promise has also been recognised by BBC Radio 3, which has named her one of its New Generation Artists, and by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, which has awarded her a fellowship.

Le Monde, France’s most authoritative newspaper, observed that “Beatrice Rana certainly has nothing left to prove when it comes to technique, but what makes an impression are her calm maturity and her sense of architecture.” When she played the Goldberg Variations at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in October 2016, the Bachtrack website – which gave her performance a five-star rating – highlighted her capacity for turning her dazzling technique to interpretative ends and praised the way the apparently instinctive fluidity and energy of her playing was combined with articulacy and an elegant sense of discretion.

In her native Italy La Repubblica has described Rana as “the world’s point of reference for excellence among Italian pianists”. When she performed the Goldberg Variations in Vicenza in November 2016, OperaClick wrote that “Rana showed that she had understood the intimate dual essence of the Goldbergs, which oscillates between conceptual abstraction and emotional sensation, and had miraculously found a point of contact between two apparently antithetical worlds.” The previous month, she had played the work in Pisa. The Tuscan newspaper La Nazione spoke of her as a pianist who “amazes with her virtuosity, technical precision and mastery of her instrument”, while the writer for Tutto Mondo described the concert as “one of the most extraordinary performances I have ever witnessed ... her technical control, the crystalline purity of her touch, her clean execution, her deep and intelligent understanding of the score and her splendid musical taste permeated every page, every phrase, every note of the Goldberg Variations.”

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1
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria
00:05:06

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

2
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation I
00:01:55

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

3
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation II
00:01:29

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

4
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation III. Canone all'unisono
00:01:55

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

5
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation IV
00:01:04

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

6
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation V
00:01:22

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

7
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation VI. Canone alla seconda
00:01:19

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

8
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation VII. Al tempo di giga
00:02:16

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

9
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation VIII
00:02:03

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

10
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation IX. Canone alla terza
00:01:48

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

11
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation X. Fughetta
00:01:32

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

12
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XI
00:01:52

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

13
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XII. Canone alla quarta
00:02:10

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

14
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XIII
00:04:17

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

15
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XIV
00:02:01

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

16
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XV. Canone alla quinta in moto contrario
00:04:22

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

17
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XVI. Ouverture
00:03:22

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

18
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XVII
00:02:02

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

19
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XVIII. Canone alla sesta
00:01:23

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

20
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XIX
00:01:12

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

21
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XX
00:01:48

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

22
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XXI. Canone alla settima
00:02:53

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

23
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XXII. Alla breve
00:01:20

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

24
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XXIII
00:02:06

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

25
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XXIV. Canone all'ottava
00:02:28

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

26
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XXV
00:07:02

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

27
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XXVI
00:01:53

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

28
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XXVII. Canone alla nona
00:01:53

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

29
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XXVIII
00:02:23

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

30
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XXIX
00:02:03

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

31
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation XXX. Quodlibet
00:01:46

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

32
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria da capo
00:05:23

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Beatrice Rana, Piano, MainArtist

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2017 Parlophone Records Limited A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited

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“I like challenges,” says the 23-year-old Italian pianist Beatrice Rana. Specifically, she enjoys studying and performing music that allows her to embark on a process of deep exploration. The scores for her first Warner Classics recording, released in late 2015, were two formidable and spectacular Russian piano concertos – Tchaikovsky No 1 and Prokofiev No 2. Her performances with Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia led Gramophone to describe her as “a fully developed artist of a stature that belies her tender years,” and to conclude that “I can’t think of another recent concerto release that, beginning to end, affords greater pleasure.” For her new Warner Classics release she has taken on a very different challenge in the form of quieter, less obviously virtuosic masterpiece from an earlier era. It also happens to stand as a pinnacle of the solo keyboard repertoire: Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Bach was the composer who most obsessed Beatrice Rana as a child, and in a recent interview with Pianist magazine, she confessed that it would be his music, and above all the Goldberg Variations, that she would choose if she had to devote her life to a single composer. As she said: “I’m very happy to be going back to Bach … It’s best to avoid Bach in competitions … you can’t expose yourself to be totally killed by the jury! But Bach is my first love; now I am allowed to play it in public and I’m really looking forward to that.”

When it comes to competitions, she speaks from experience. She first came to international attention in 2011, when she won First Prize and all the special jury prizes at the Montreal International Competition. Two years later she won the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Her exceptional achievement and promise has also been recognised by BBC Radio 3, which has named her one of its New Generation Artists, and by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, which has awarded her a fellowship.

Le Monde, France’s most authoritative newspaper, observed that “Beatrice Rana certainly has nothing left to prove when it comes to technique, but what makes an impression are her calm maturity and her sense of architecture.” When she played the Goldberg Variations at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in October 2016, the Bachtrack website – which gave her performance a five-star rating – highlighted her capacity for turning her dazzling technique to interpretative ends and praised the way the apparently instinctive fluidity and energy of her playing was combined with articulacy and an elegant sense of discretion.

In her native Italy La Repubblica has described Rana as “the world’s point of reference for excellence among Italian pianists”. When she performed the Goldberg Variations in Vicenza in November 2016, OperaClick wrote that “Rana showed that she had understood the intimate dual essence of the Goldbergs, which oscillates between conceptual abstraction and emotional sensation, and had miraculously found a point of contact between two apparently antithetical worlds.” The previous month, she had played the work in Pisa. The Tuscan newspaper La Nazione spoke of her as a pianist who “amazes with her virtuosity, technical precision and mastery of her instrument”, while the writer for Tutto Mondo described the concert as “one of the most extraordinary performances I have ever witnessed ... her technical control, the crystalline purity of her touch, her clean execution, her deep and intelligent understanding of the score and her splendid musical taste permeated every page, every phrase, every note of the Goldberg Variations.”

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