• MDG9032210 Katalognummer
  • 760623221039 EAN
  • SACD Format
  • 2021 Utgivelsesår

Berlage Saxophone Quartet

Bach, Johann Sebastian | Vigh, Peter (arr.)

Berlage Saxophone Quartet




Johan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (arr. Peter Vigh)

1   Aria
2   Variation 1
3   Variation 2
4   Variation 3 Canone all`Unisono
5   Variation 4
6   Variation 5
7   Variation 6 Canone alla Seconda
8   Variation 7 ai tempo di Giga
9   Variation 8
10   Variation 9 Canone alla Terza
11   Variation 10 Fugetta
12   Variation 11
13   Variation 12 Canone alla Quarta
14   Variation 13
15   Variation 14
16   Variation 15 Canone alla Quinta
17   Variation 16 Ouverture
18   Variation 17
19   Variation 18 Canone alla Sexta
20   Variation 19
21   Variation 20
22   Variation 21 Canone alla Settima
23   Variation 22 Alla breve
24   Variation 23
25   Variation 24 Canone all`Ottava
26   Variation 25 Adagio
27   Variation 26
28   Variation 27 Canone alla Nona
29   Variation 28
30   Variation 29
31   Variation 30 "Quodlibet"
32   Aria da capo

Total time 78:16

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A whole life, from birth to death, or the whole world, from the rising of the sun to its setting: nothing less than this is Bach's Goldberg Variations for saxophonist Peter Vigh. With the Aria at the beginning and at the end, a circle closes, and in between all sorts of things happen. Vigh orchestrated the monumental cycle for his Berlage Saxophone Quartet and has now recorded it on Super Audio CD. The quartet tells of the ups and downs of existence with a sensitive sound: an experience that is as entertaining as it is deeply moving.

new perception
Whether children playing (Variation 17) or a funeral procession (Variation 21): the associations that Bach's music evokes are intensely savoured through the individual perspectives of the four Berlage artists. Ten different instruments are used and provide a colourful range that is second to none. And especially in the polyphonic parts, the work gains a new degree of transparency through the distribution among several players.

guided tour
To achieve this, the four Dutchmen went back to school: Guided by baroque specialist Walter van Hauwe, they intensively studied historical playing practice. And so one hears how surprising sounds with speaking articulation, elegant ornamentation technique and striking phrasing combine with the very highest pleasurable playing culture.

outstanding panorama
With this new release, Lars Niederstrasser, Peter Vigh, Juani Palop and Eva van Grinsven once again demonstrate their extraordinary stylistic range. After "Saxofolk" and "In Search of Freedom", this third production by the Berlage Saxophone Quartet on the MDG label opens up completely new sonic horizons, especially since the outstanding acoustics of the historic monastery hall on the SACD are particularly


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