Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online Now
60 registered members (Animisha, 5penguins, Avalanch, ando, Ankee, bounced, AndrewJCW, 36251, 15 invisible), 1,192 guests, and 18 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3
Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371269
10/16/04 03:03 PM
10/16/04 03:03 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,503
piqué Offline
5000 Post Club Member
piqué  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,503
no, no, a thousand times, no.

one of the greatest works of music ever written.

try listening more carefully, and with your full attention.

and my personal favorite version happens to be gould '55. that's the version that turned me on to the goldbergs in the first place, oh, back about 1970.


piqué

now in paperback:
[Linked Image]

Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items, digital piano dolly, music theme party goods
Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371270
10/16/04 03:10 PM
10/16/04 03:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 111
R
rach3 Offline
Full Member
rach3  Offline
Full Member
R

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 111
yea goldbergs are great, but nevertheless if you listen to the entire thing in one sitting it does start to bore me

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371271
10/16/04 03:19 PM
10/16/04 03:19 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,926
New York
netizen Offline
1000 Post Club Member
netizen  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,926
New York
no


"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that
we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."-- Theodore Roosevelt
Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371272
10/16/04 05:31 PM
10/16/04 05:31 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,561
Canada
NAK Offline
2000 Post Club Member
NAK  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,561
Canada
I have a DVD of Gould playing the Goldbergs. Astounding! The amount of power Gould can get out of his fingers is amazing. He's got one of the most refined touches I've ever seen.

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371273
10/16/04 10:01 PM
10/16/04 10:01 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 27
PhysicNS Offline
Full Member
PhysicNS  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 27
no

Though it did at first. The first time I listened to it (the State of Wonder CD), I was driving up to get my senior portraits for HS. I felt it lengethened the ride up by about threefold. Didn't break out the recording for several weeks, but after that it simply got better each time. I've gotten cravings for it every now and then ever since.

Hello, my name is Ryan and I'm a bacoholic...

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371274
10/17/04 12:27 AM
10/17/04 12:27 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 116
Z
zartist Offline
Full Member
zartist  Offline
Full Member
Z

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 116
a simple no!

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371275
10/18/04 09:24 AM
10/18/04 09:24 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,192
Scotland
Freedom Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Freedom  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,192
Scotland
no.
I'll admit I didn't find them amazing at first, but after a few listens, I really began to love them.


"A print of the score has everything you need to know about the music, except the essential."
Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371276
10/18/04 09:54 AM
10/18/04 09:54 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 7,051
K
kenny Offline
7000 Post Club Member
kenny  Offline
7000 Post Club Member
K

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 7,051
Not only No, but Hells No!

I learned to play the Aria, and am now learning #25.

I wonder how many of them I can leard during my lifetime.

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371277
10/18/04 09:56 AM
10/18/04 09:56 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 227
United Kingdom
Badger Offline
Full Member
Badger  Offline
Full Member

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 227
United Kingdom
It's one of the highest artistic/spiritual achievements in music IMHO.


"There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself."
--Johann Sebastian Bach
Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371278
10/18/04 11:22 AM
10/18/04 11:22 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,395
Brooklyn, NY
Requiem Aeternam Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Requiem Aeternam  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,395
Brooklyn, NY
I second badger's response


"He who turns himself into a beast, gets rid of the pain of being a man."
Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371279
10/18/04 07:58 PM
10/18/04 07:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 742
bachophile Offline
500 Post Club Member
bachophile  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 742
i can play aria, and gave an honest effort at quodlibet, which is fun.

but the real variations, they are so hard...


"I don't know much about classical music. For years I thought the Goldberg Variations were something Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg did on their wedding night." Woody Allen
Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371280
10/19/04 05:21 PM
10/19/04 05:21 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 121
Indiana, originally from Hong ...
SteinwayModelD Offline
Full Member
SteinwayModelD  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 121
Indiana, originally from Hong ...
I like it. But I like other Bach's stuff better.

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371281
10/21/04 02:00 PM
10/21/04 02:00 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 7
Asheville, NC
N
NinaBR Offline
Junior Member
NinaBR  Offline
Junior Member
N

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 7
Asheville, NC
Quote
Originally posted by F. Chopin:

Anyone else feel the same way?
Nope. I love the Goldbergs. 3hearts

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371282
10/21/04 04:44 PM
10/21/04 04:44 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 2,336
TX
valarking Offline
2000 Post Club Member
valarking  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 2,336
TX
Let's see... the score is:

Yes - 2
No - 23

LOL...

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371283
10/21/04 07:39 PM
10/21/04 07:39 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 505
H
Horace Offline
500 Post Club Member
Horace  Offline
500 Post Club Member
H

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 505
They move me more than any other music I've ever heard. Gould '81 is my favorite version by a large margin.

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371284
10/24/04 06:02 AM
10/24/04 06:02 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 200
Albany, OR
Ringer Offline
Full Member
Ringer  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 200
Albany, OR
I love listening to the Variations myself - I also really love the French Suites.

Sadly, I've been without my '81 Gould recording since it got stolen along with my backpack in Portland this spring. Wonder what the street value on that was? :rolleyes:

Of course, any way to make sure the Goldberg gets the attention it deserves is to mention that it's Dr. Hannibal Lecter's favorite piece. My teacher just LOVES that factoid. thumb


"I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said, `I drank what?'"

Ringer
Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371285
10/24/04 06:43 AM
10/24/04 06:43 AM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,981
Salt Lake City
Thracozaag Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Thracozaag  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,981
Salt Lake City
I love both Gould renditions, and even though she's an EX girlfriend, I have to plug this recording; she's a helluva pianist (plus I wrote the liner notes out of the goodness of my heart).

http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=7104

koji (STSD)


"I'm a concert pianist--that's a pretentious way of saying I'm unemployed at the moment."--Oscar Levant

http://www.youtube.com/kojiattwood
https://www.giftedmusicschool.org/
Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371286
10/27/04 12:00 AM
10/27/04 12:00 AM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 19
canada
K
kempff234 Offline
Junior Member
kempff234  Offline
Junior Member
K

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 19
canada
Bach's "goldberg variations" is, generally speaking, the greatest single work in piano repertoire if not in the whole music (and id say the well-tempered clavier is the greatest cycle, the bible of the pianist). And their master, glenn gould, is a real highlight artist of the 20th century.

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371287
10/27/04 08:18 AM
10/27/04 08:18 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,276
Massachusetts
Pathbreaker Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Pathbreaker  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,276
Massachusetts
I just got a video from the library of Gould playing this set in '81. I was really tired that night and I figured I'd just fall asleep watching it but instead I was at the edge of my seat from the first note. Admittedly I still fell asleep late in the set but I was totally absorbed for most of it smile
I'm going to rewatch it tonight and give more comments.

Re: Anyone else not keen on the Goldberg Variations? #371288
10/27/04 08:28 AM
10/27/04 08:28 AM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,971
Maine
kathyk Offline
6000 Post Club Member
kathyk  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,971
Maine
I guess I'm among the minority. They're pleasant enough to listen to, but there is a lot of other Bach which moves me much more. Maybe I need to watch Gould playing them.

Page 2 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Bechstein
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Edelweiss Sygnet G50
by Ronaldo777uk. 10/14/19 05:06 AM
The form of Monk's " Light Blue "
by Nahum. 10/14/19 05:00 AM
Insuring your piano
by Stitches. 10/13/19 07:14 PM
Yamaha clp 625 vs ydp 164
by Itsbeenawhile. 10/13/19 06:53 PM
What's Hot!!
Our August Newsletter is Out!
------------------
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour!

-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics194,511
Posts2,878,940
Members94,657
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2019 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1