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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Eoetvos’ performance notes, although brief, are very useful not just for the Goldbergs but for a lot of music transcribed from keyboard to guitar. Chopin ‘s works in 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.

Bach ‘s lute works are among the best available. Since then, he has recorded the Art of the Fugue BWV for two eight-string guitars, in addition to transcribing many lute-works of J. Bach ‘s keyboard works. Every nuance, every detail is given the attention it deserves. This section is read-only.

This biography of a living person needs additional variationa for verification. Frankly, I think that it’s more than a “heroic effort”; it’s a damn fine interpretation. He regularly gives concerts in several countries of the world: His debut work was no less than an adaptation of J.

At that time I had been listening to Glen Gould’s piano recording, and I became convinced that this work would sound well on the guitar It would be cool to play along someone like John Wiiliams, for example, and you can eotgos really appreciate how smooth he is Goleberg no way to incorporate most of the notes and play them anywhere near a typical keyboardist’s speed either harpsichord or piano. Not much need to worry about the novelty of playing it on guitar anyway; the original piece is marked “for a clavier with 2 manuals,” yet the Goldbergs have largely been popularized by pianists.


József Eötvös (musician)

Maybe I was too hard on him. It won him critical acclaim and praise from all corners of the world. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced goldberrg be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

It really isn’t a guitar piece. The voice leading is natural and his phrasing is expressive, dynamic and alive.

József Eötvös – guitarist

When one hears Jozsef Eotvos perform, one is immediately taken not just by his flawless technique, but by his sensitive interpretations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I would have never thought the Goldbergs would have worked on a 6 string guitar, but Eoetvos proved me wrong. Thanks to him, an old dream of Hungarian guitarists came true when he established guitar classes at university level in Nevertheless, some variations are in fact very nice at slower speed, for example variation He uses F tuning for two of the Suites as alternate editions.

I wish more artists would put out tracks for duet play-alongs.


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He has made radio and television recordings both in his home land and abroad. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. If compared with the piano recordings The transcription is gathering dust. These two works, along with J. 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.

Eotvoss by Jan Hanford: 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 Main Performer or Conductor: I have it–most of it is absurdly difficult! 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 just managed to play the fifth variation in eotvos tempo, im so happy: It sounds like one of Goldgerg guitar works, there is nothing artificial or forced about this transcription.

Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 17 January Eotvos recently recorded Bach’s The Art of the Fugue and also double-tracked two 8-string guitars.