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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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 Topics archived from Public Space and its subforums after a long period of inactivity, or redundant for some other reason. 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.
It won him critical goldbedg and praise from all corners of the world. Goldberg Variations BWV My main concern is that most of the variations would be impossible to execute on a conventional guitar I saw a video on youtube of someone playing the first variation on an electric guitar using two-handed tapping.
Maybe I was too hard on him.
József Eötvös (musician)
He won several international competitions between and Short Biography Recordings of Instrumental Works. He is invited to perform both solo concerts and orchestral concertos.
Thanks to him, an old dream of Hungarian guitarists came true when he established guitar classes at university level in A transcription should create a true work for the guitar and not merely an imitation of gpldberg original.
The answer is an enthusiastic “yes! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
As each instrument has its own characteristics, transcribing a work also changes the character of the work. He has often been a jurist at international guitar competitions, and he is the artistic director of the International Guitar Festival of Esztergom, Hungary and of the Balatonfured International Guitar Festival.
The voice leading is natural and his phrasing is expressive, dynamic and alive. I’d say that fugue is relatively easy compared to many of the variations. 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 the GV.
He has been a teacher at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest since and he was the first in Hungary to establish a guitar faculty at a university music academy level. Bach ‘s lute works are among the best available. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. 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.
That Jozsef Eotvos has succeeded in this is no minor accomplishment, indeed I would go so far as to say vsriations this vaiations the greatest solo transcription for the solo classical guitar since the Chaconne, and the guitar now has another major work added to its rather meager repertoire of works by major composers.
The transcription is gathering dust. Obviously, he can’t sustain voices as long or use as fast tempos as a keyboardist, so in one sense it’s hard to do justice to this piece on guitar.
In he was given the Artisjus Prize for the introduction and popularization of contemporary Hungarian musical pieces and he was awarded with the Franz Liszt Prize in in recognition of his work. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. Information about this cd, including sound samples and purchasing is available at: Retrieved from ” https: In he was given the Artisjus Prize for the introduction and popularization of contemporary Goodberg musical pieces and he was awarded with the Franz Liszt Prize in in recognition of his work.
Frankly, I think that it’s more than a “heroic effort”; it’s a damn fine interpretation.
Bach Goldberg variations on Guitar Eotvos [KM]: Classical CD Reviews- Apr MusicWeb(UK)
Classical Guitar Skip to content. Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp. Eoetvos’ performance notes, although brief, are very useful not just for the Goldbergs but for a lot of music transcribed from keyboard to guitar. His transcription has also been published; an important addition to the classical guitar repertoire.