Goldberg Variations (on Clavichord)
Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg Variations (on Clavichord)

Benjamin-Jospeh Steens

Label: Evil Penguin
Format: CD
Barcode: 5425008377209
Catalog number: EPRC 0007
Releasedate: 06-04-10
Although we have grown accustomed to the harpsichord as the Baroque keyboard instrument of choice, 18th century connoisseurs preferred the smaller clavichord for home entertainment. Benjamin Steens challenges our listening habits by performing the Goldberg Variations on the clavichord, and demonstrating that – despite its delicacy – the instrument does full justice to Bach’s intimacy and the dazzling architecture of his music.