Goldberg-Variationen. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Goldberg-Variationen. Editing Bach Works for Instruments: Editing Bach Works for Instruments. Score. Composed Arranged: 1883. BWV 988. 72 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 31.988/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3198800).
Item Number: CA.3198800
ISBN M-007-07597-2. Key: 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.