Bach Goldberg Variations Piano by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). For keyboard. Piano Solo. Dover Edition. Baroque. Collection. Introductory text. BWV 988. 47 pages. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-452824).
ISBN 9780486452821. With introductory text. Baroque. 9x12 inches.
According to legend, this monument of keyboard literature was written for one of Bach's students, who played it to soothe and entertain his insomniac master. Starting the theme with a stately Aria, the "Goldbergs" travel through 30 variations, exploring thematic possibilities while showcasing the composer's brilliant sense of motivic possibilities.