Kimiko Ishizaka – [2012] The Open Goldberg Variations


Kickstarter-enabled public domain score and recording of a real classic. By raising over $23,000, she was able to have the original notes transcribed to a modern 58-pages score and, based on that, produce a high-quality recording of her interpreting the whole work on a not too shabby instrument in a not too shabby studio. All in all, the result is well worth the effort!

Variatio 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav. is a playful, fast section with very uplifting tone.

Variatio 14 a 2 Clav. is my favourite part of the whole set. Fast-paced sprints in both hands are brought to delighting pauses every now and then, while chasing each other like cat and mouse in between.

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