13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg for Piano

New Variations on the Goldberg Theme by Various Composers

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These 12 diverse new variations on the orignal Bach aria were commissioned by the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival for pianist Gilbert Kalish, who gave the first performance at the Festival on May 2, 2004 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 'An interesting look at how different composers approach the same theme.' --Clavier, September 2007


  • Bach: Aria, from The Goldberg Variations BWV 988
  • C. Curtis-Smith: Rube Goldberg Variation
  • Jennifer Higdon: TheGilmore Variation
  • Mischa Sarche Zupko: Ghost Variation
  • Stanley Walden: Fantasy Variation
  • Bright Sheng: VariationFugato
  • Derek Bermel: Kontraphunktus
  • Bach: Variation 13, from Goldberg Variations BWV 988
  • David Del Tredici: MyGoldberg (Gymnopedie No. 1)
  • Fred Lerdahl: Chasing Goldberg
  • William Bolcom: Yet Another Goldberg
  • Variation (for lefthand alone) (Canon Inversa)
  • Lukas Foss: Goldmore Variation
  • Ralf Gothoni: Variation on Variation with Variation
  • FredHersch: Melancholy Minuet
  • Bach: Aria (reprise), from Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Additional Information

Item Number: EP68122
Format: Sheet Music
Duration: 50 Mins
ISMN: 9790300754673
Instrumentation: Piano

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