Click to enlargeStephen Tharp plays Bach's Goldberg Variations

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The fourth and final volume of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Clavierübung keyboard cycle, his Goldberg Variations are considered the most important work in this form from the Baroque era. 30 variations over a ground-bass, originally composed for harpsichord, are adapted here for solo organ by Stephen Tharp. Widely-respected for his interpretations of Romantic and 20th century repertoire, Stephen Tharp performs here with a stylistic sensitivity to the music at hand. While utilizing the full color palette of Paul Fritts’ magnum opus at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio, this arrangement, while imaginative and virtuosic, remains faithful to the period aesthetic in which the music was originally conceived. In addition to the Goldberg Variations, there are several tracks of short organ improvisations interspersed with Stephen’s narrated tour of the various individual colors found in the Columbus instrument. There are also extensive music notes by Mark Dwyer as well as an essay about the organ by Paul Fritts in beautifully designed digi pack.



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