Goldberg Variations. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Goldberg-Variationen. Full score. Composed 1883 (arranged). BWV 988. 72 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3198800).
Item Number: CA.3198800
ISBN M-007-07426-5. Key: G-dur (g major). Language: all languages.
The purpose of Rheinberger's arrangement was to make Bach's work accessible once again to the performers of his day. He was not satisfied with an arrangement for two pianos, rather he thoroughly reworked the entire composition.