Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles. Dover Edition. Baroque. Collection. With introductory text. BWV 988. 47 pages. Dover Publications #06-452824. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-452824).
Item Number: AP.6-452824
ISBN 9780486452821. 9x12 inches. English.
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.