Does anyone here have any experience with this transcription? My main concern is that most of the variations would be impossible to execute. Johann Sebastian BACH () The Goldberg Variations BWV , Clavierübung IV (). Transcription for guitar and played: Jozsef Eotvos. Goldberg Variations. Main Performer or Conductor: Jozsef Eötvös. Instrumentation: Guitar. Individual Works: Goldberg Variations BWV
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József Eötvös – guitarist
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The Goldberg Variations for guitar? Retrieved from ” https: In he was given the Artisjus Prize for the introduction and popularization of contemporary Jozsev musical pieces and he was awarded with the Franz Liszt Prize in in recognition of his work.
Review by Jan Hanford: He has made radio and television recordings both in his home land and abroad.
József Eötvös (musician)
In his concerts, besides his own masterpieces and arrangements, the popularization of 20 th century and contemporary Hungarian music plays an important role. Excellent I was so wonderfully surprised when I heard this recording. This was followed by his second CD with Gildberg. The Lute Suites, Violin Sonatas, etc pale in comparison. Board index All times are UTC.
Joszef Eotvos (Guitar) – Short Biography
Eotvos recently recorded Bach’s The Art of the Fugue and also double-tracked two 8-string guitars. Forum rules Topics archived from Public Space and its subforums after jozzsef long period of inactivity, or redundant for some other reason.
Short Biography Recordings of Instrumental Works. Nevertheless, some variations are in fact very nice at slower speed, for example variation In he was given the Artisjus Prize for the introduction and popularization of contemporary Hungarian musical pieces and he was vsriations with the Franz Liszt Prize in in goldbeg of his work. Topics archived from Public Space and its subforums after a long period of inactivity, or redundant for some other reason. By no means am I belittling Eotvos’ dedication and skills – he did a wonderful job on the GV, but 6 strings cannot bring out all the beauty in vatiations GV.
Classical Guitar Skip to content. That Jozsef Eotvos has succeeded in this is no minor accomplishment, variatione I would go so far as to say that this is the greatest solo transcription for the solo classical guitar since the Chaconne, eofvos the guitar now has another major work added to its rather meager repertoire of works by major composers. Maybe I was too hard on him. Every very once and while a work of art is readapted – transformed from its original form context, to become an even greater interpretation of art.
Information about this cd, including sound samples and purchasing is available at: No doubt goldbedg Eotvos knows what he’s doing and apparently has rather large hands!
It is too well-kept a secret and I really wish some recording company would come along and snatch him up for a major distribution deal. I haven’t done an exhaustive comparison, but I like Eotvos’ quite a bit, especially the way he notates the fugues in two staves so the fugue subjects are more visible. I should look into it soon. The transcription is wonderfully true to the score; if there is anything left out I am not able to perceive it.
It would be cool to play along someone like John Wiiliams, for example, and you can then really appreciate how smooth eotvoz is His mastery of both the guitar and this work is impressive, I didn’t know two hands could accomplish this level of complexity and contrapuntal fullness. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. If compared with the piano recordings The voice leading is natural and his phrasing is expressive, dynamic and alive.
Goldberg Variations BWV I wish more artists would put out tracks for duet play-alongs. You are missing a real opportunity here. I think one of the great things of working through the transcriptions is having canons to play on guitar — much more musically demanding and satisfying than the fugues that are in standard guitar repertoire.
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My main concern is that most of the variations would be impossible to execute on a conventional guitar I saw eotfos video on youtube of someone playing the first variation on an electric guitar using two-handed tapping.
I would have never thought the Goldbergs would have worked on a 6 string guitar, but Eoetvos proved me wrong. Every nuance, every detail is given the attention it deserves.
Please help by adding reliable sources. Not much earlier the piece had been recorded on two to four guitars in D major by Kurt Rodarmer.
Frankly, I think that it’s more than a “heroic effort”; it’s a damn fine interpretation. If comparing with other Bach pieces that are often played on guitar, such as the Lute suites, then I think most of the Goldberg variations are just as nice