Editors' Notes World-renowned German pianist Lars Vogt performs one of the Baroque era’s most enduring works with gorgeous clarity and exhilarating verve. Originally written for harpsichord, Bach’s Goldberg Variations became—as one legend goes—the cure for an ailing count’s insomnia. Though not as brisk as Glenn Gould’s classic 1955 recording, Vogt’s focused interpretation lends grace to the tranquil aria that bookends the piece—and a breathtaking fluidity to the dizzying melodies that bind it together.

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
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