Edition Peters


13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg

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These 12 diverse new variations on the orignal Bach aria were commissioned by the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival for pianist Gilbert Kalish, who gave the first performance at the Festival on May 2, 2004 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

'An interesting look at how different composers approach the same theme.' --Clavier, September 2007


  • Bach: Goldberg Variations (BWV 988 Aria)
  • Curtis-Smith: Rube Goldberg Variation
  • Higdon: The Gilmore Variation
  • Zupko: Ghost Variation
  • Walden: Fantasy Variation
  • Sheng: Variation Fugato
  • Bermel: Kontraphunktus
  • Bach: Goldberg Variations (BWV 988 Variation 13)
  • Del Tredici: My Goldberg (Gymnopedie)
  • Lerdahl: Chasing Goldberg
  • Bolcom: Yet Another Goldberg Variation (for left hand alone)
  • L. Foss: Goldmore Variation
  • Gothoni: Variation of Variation with Variation
  • Hersch: Melancholy Menuet
  • Bach: Goldberg Variations (BWV 988 Aria (reprise))