Johann Sebastian Bach – Composer – Goldberg Variations BWV (Sitkovetsky version) – Music Sales Classical. The Russian-born violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, who founded the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra in , has enthusiastically. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Goldberg Variations on Discogs.

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Like the Goldbergs, this is music that grabs the attention; every moment is admirable.


To this Calum MacDonald supplements an as usual excellent and extensive musical analysis. The highly chromatic writing of variation 25 works well on string instruments, with the greater sustaining power of strings sitkovetsly dissonances to be relished to the full. The use of pizzicato for the running varuations in variation 19 may cause some surprise, but it provides an attractive change of texture.

Donald Tovey wrote that: Intensity and precision constituted a potent pair of qualities, which, allied with his finely focused tone, resulted in a totally convincing and indeed moving musical experience. Highlights of the previous seasons include a tour of Tuscany of Orchestra della Toscana of Florence with Maestro Sitkovetsky performing both as the conductor and the soloist; an ongoing collaboration with the Slovenian Philharmonic, which has brought him to the Ljubljana International Festival for three consecutive summers with five different programs; the return to the Golbderg Symphony Orchestra; an all-Bach solo violin recital at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena; headlining the Malta International Music Festival, alongside Grigory Sokolov, Maxim Vengerov and other stars; the inauguration of a new chamber music series in New York City, presented at Columbia University by the Aspect Dmitrh for Music and Arts; a month-long tour of Japan; the debut TED talk variationx the power of curiosity; the launch of his first book Dmitry Sitkovetsky.

Please try again later. On these occasions, Goldberg had to spend the night in an adjoining room so that he could play something to him during this sleeplessness.


No other work by Bach himself, or by Domenico Scarlatti, not even any earlier work of Beethoven could compare with it for instrumental brilliance. Admittedly we have moved some distance from the original score, though Dmitrh would imagine its length and content will fit more readily into a string trio concert programme, and despite a personal aversion to such wholesale changes, the result is attractive.

Voici ce que relate Forkel dans sa biographie: In seiner Biografie schildert Forkel, dass der Graf sich oft in Leipzig aufhielt, und […] Goldberg mit dahin brachte, um ihn von Bach in der Musik unterrichten zu lassen.

The Art of Transcription – JS Bach arrangements for String Trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky

As a guest conductor, Mr. Hawkins concludes his discussion of Bach with three full pages of music examples, comprising the Aria, Variation 9 and Variation sitmovetsky from the Goldberg Variations, making this one of the first pieces of Bach to appear in print outside Germany.

As a master of transcribing his own music for different instrumental combinations, the arrangement of the Goldberg Variations by Dmitry Sitkovetsky for string trio is an idea that would surely have appealed to the composer. The lightness, freshness and elation dmtiry the performance by the NES Chamber Orchestra are irresistible.

Johann Sebastian Bach – Goldberg Variations BWV (Sitkovetsky version) – Music Sales Classical

But who was Goldberg, and how does he fit into the story of these famous variations? A new recording project with Lukas Geniusas is in the works, as an homage to Fritz Kreisler and Sergei Rachmaninov, one of the most legendary duets in the history of classical music.

Unable to process your request at this time. The frenetic momentum of variation 26 is, again, cleverly redistributed among sitkoetsky trio, while in variation 28 there is more effective use of sitkovetsk, perhaps to mirror the sound of the harpsichord as well as to lighten the texture. Petersburg, featuring live music, street dance, physical theater, poetry, and animation.


The elaborate hand-crossing and figuration of variation 14 are imaginatively re-conceived as a dialogue between the three string players.

The slow numbers breathe and sing. He was open for the challenge and transcribed [the Preludes] for violin, alto, cello, clarinet or string quartet. All the layers of the counterpoint are heard crystal clear. The site is also available in several languages.

One of the highlights of the summer festival season was the world premiere of a new transcription: Again, the recording quality is excellent; the string lines appear like bright electric threads over black velvet.

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Given his ability to turn any project into a highly anticipated artistic event, Mr. Inhe founded the New European Strings orchestra NESbringing together the most distinguished string players from the top European ensembles for special touring and recording projects, most recently at the Enescu Festival.

I hope listeners will share in my life-long journey through the Goldberg Variations and my love of the music, indeed in the very first publication of the Variations, inJ. Bach was perhaps never rewarded so well for one of his compositions. September Total duration: Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky had the courage to put the musical expression above all else and this approach invigorated the symphony, woke up its soul.

In the first movement the sound could breathe simply and freely, and in the Andante Sitkovetsky gave melancholy a whole new meaning. In variation 5, Sitkovetsky resists the temptation to write a third part, while the two-part texture of variation 6 is cleverly redistributed between the three instruments—leaving it as a two-voice jig—as it is in variation