Genre: Classical
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Vikingur Olafsson Goldberg Variations 180g 2LP

Vikingur Olafsson

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Ólafsson Returns to Bach on 180g Double LP!

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Back to Bach: after the huge success of Johann Sebastian Bach (2018), Víkingur Ólafsson has now recorded the composer's monumental Goldberg Variations, available as a 2-LP gatefold set (pressed on 180g black vinyl). The accompanying booklet includes an engrossing and in-depth essay in which the pianist discusses the work and its history. He also reflects on the performance decisions he had to make in the studio when it came to creating a definitive version of a work he'd dreamt of recording for 25 years. "At least to me, the Goldberg Variations' genius lies not in the general, but the specific," says Ólafsson. "As each variation unfolds, one must be wholly gripped by its individual drama and affect, drawn into its own marvellous little microcosm and filled with the joy of discovering it."

...this is a performance that will sweep the listener away.
-James Manheim,, 4.5/5 stars (The AllMusic 2023 Year in Review - Favorite Classical Instrumental Albums)


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • Booklet with In-Depth Essay by Ólafsson
  • Made in Germany


Víkingur Ólafsson piano


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Aria with 30 Variations "Goldberg Variations" BWV 988
Side A:
  1. Aria
  2. Variato 1 a 1 Clav.
  3. Variato 2 a 1 Clav.
  4. Variato 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Unisono
  5. Variato 4 a 1 Clav.
  6. Variato 5 a 1 Clav. ovvero 2 Clav.
  7. Variato 6 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Seconda
  8. Variati 7 a 1 Clav. ovvero 2 Clav. Al tempo di Giga
  9. Variato 8 a 2 Clav.
Side B:
  1. Variato 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza
  2. Variato 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta
  3. Variato 11 a 2 Clav.
  4. Variato 12 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quarta
  5. Variato 13 a 2 Clav.
  6. Variato 14 a 2 Clav.
  7. ariato 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta in moto contrario. Andante
Side C:
  1. Variato 16 a 1 Clav. Ouverture
  2. Variato 17 a 2 Clav.
  3. Variato 18 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sesta
  4. Variato 19 a 1 Clav.
  5. Variato 20 a 2 Clav.
  6. Variato 21. Canone alla Settima
  7. Variato 22 a 1 Cla. Alla Breve
  8. Variato 23 a 2 Clav.
  9. Variato 24 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Ottava
Side D:
  1. Variato 25 a 2 Clav.
  2. Variato 26 a 2 Clav.
  3. Variato 27 a 2 Clav. Canone alla Nona
  4. Variato 28 a 2 Clav.
  5. Variato 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
  6. Variato 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet
  7. Aria da Capo

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