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 (musician)
Comments from Michael Stitt, Bach Plucked: This section is read-only. There’s no way to incorporate most of the notes and play them anywhere near a typical keyboardist’s speed either harpsichord or piano. 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. It sounds like one of Bach’s guitar works, there is nothing artificial or forced about this transcription.
Maybe I was too hard on him. Review by Jan Hanford: I’d say that fugue is relatively easy compared to many of the variations. Bach ‘s keyboard works. Eotvos would not rest on those accolades though, he has just gpldberg completed J.
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. Views Read Edit View history.
I just managed to play the goldber variation in eotvos tempo, im so happy: Retrieved 17 January He regularly gives concerts in several countries of the world: He won several international competitions between and The cd itself is recorded with pleasant reverb that does not interfere with the performance. The Goldbergs and Art of Fugue along with two volumes of Chopin ‘s piano works and Brahms ‘ Hungarian Dances, have helped to expand the repertoire of the classical guitar.
He has made radio and television recordings both in his home land and abroad.
Joszef Eotvos (Guitar) – Short Biography
His mastery of both the guitar and this work is impressive, I didn’t know two iozsef could accomplish this level of complexity and contrapuntal fullness.
It really isn’t a guitar piece. So much so that transcribing almost creates a new work. 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. It even comes with bonus tracks and scores for playing a duet with him! The only tragedy is that this cd desperately needs world-wide distribution!
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. Ektvos nuance, every detail is given the attention it deserves.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat I would have never thought the Goldbergs would have worked on a 6 string guitar, but Eoetvos proved me wrong. The Goldberg Variations for guitar? The transcription dotvos wonderfully true to the score; if there is anything left out I am not able to perceive it.
Excellent I was so wonderfully surprised when I heard this recording. His debut work was no less than an adaptation of J.
Forum rules Topics archived from Public Space and its subforums after a long period of inactivity, or redundant for some other reason. Short Biography Recordings of Instrumental Works. Obviously, he can’t sustain voices as long or use as fast tempos as a keyboardist, so in one sense it’s eotvow to do justice to this piece on guitar. On the other hand, by not being able to race through some of the variations, where sometimes the notes are a blur, one can actually hear the music.
The answer is an enthusiastic “yes! He is invited to perform both solo concerts and orchestral concertos.
Jozsef Eotvos’ Goldberg Variations transcriptions – Classical Guitar
Please help by adding reliable sources. Classical Guitar Skip to content. These two works, along with J. Retrieved from ” https: 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. 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.
This task was considered impossible up until that point. You are missing a real opportunity here.