在這張專輯中三重奏的樂器 - 全部由Antonio Stradivarius演奏，並在封面上以特寫為特色
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
Antoine Tamestit, viola
Christian Poltera, cello
A star-studded string trio present their own version of Bach's immortal set of variations
For close to 300 years Bach’s Goldberg Variations have awed performers as well as listeners, through an unparalleled combination of a dazzling variety of expression and breathtaking virtuosity with
stupendous polyphonic mastery. No wonder then that other musicians than harpsichordists have wanted to make it
their own – pianists, first and foremost, but also accordion players and guitarists, flautists and harpists.
Having performed and recorded much of the classical as well as the modern string trio repertoire, Trio Zimmermann began working on the Goldberg Variations several years ago, playing an existing arrangement. But in their own words, the three members – among the leading string players of our time – ‘soon
became captivated by the original score and its innumerable beauties and details’. As a result
they have jointly prepared a performing version which here receives its first recording. Playing
an important part on this disc are also the Trio’s instruments – all by Antonio Stradivarius, and featured in close-up on the cover.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Aria mit verschiedenen Variationen
(Clavierübung IV, BWV 988)
Performing version by Trio Zimmermann