Does anyone here have any experience with this transcription? My main concern is that most of the variations would be impossible to execute. Johann Sebastian BACH () The Goldberg Variations BWV , Clavierübung IV (). Transcription for guitar and played: Jozsef Eotvos. Goldberg Variations. Main Performer or Conductor: Jozsef Eötvös. Instrumentation: Guitar. Individual Works: Goldberg Variations BWV

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Eotvos would not rest on those accolades though, he has just recently completed J. Thanks to him, an old dream of Hungarian guitarists came true when he established guitar classes at university level in The Goldbergs and Art of Fugue along with two volumes of Chopin ‘s piano works and Brahms ‘ Hungarian Dances, have helped to expand the repertoire of the classical guitar.

The inspiration to undertake the transcription is made clear in the Preface to the score published by Chanterelle: This section is read-only. Chopin ‘s works in He uses F tuning for two of the Suites as alternate editions. Review by Jan Hanford: The voice leading is natural and his phrasing is expressive, dynamic and alive. I should look into it soon. Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp.

The answer is an enthusiastic “yes! The only tragedy is that this cd desperately needs world-wide distribution! Retrieved from ” https: The cd itself is recorded with pleasant reverb that does not interfere with the performance. In he was given the Artisjus Prize for the introduction and popularization of contemporary Hungarian musical pieces and he was awarded with the Franz Liszt Prize in in recognition of his work. Topics archived from Public Space and its subforums after a long period of inactivity, or redundant for some other reason.

Eoetvos’ performance notes, although brief, are very useful not just for the Goldbergs but for a lot of music transcribed from keyboard to guitar. The Variations have separate track numbers on the cd which is a nice bonus.


József Eötvös – guitarist

It is too well-kept a secret and I really wish some recording company would come along and snatch him up for a major distribution deal. Bach ‘s lute works are among the best available. I especially liked his advice on how to deal with losing notes that need to be sustained – I found myself applying it to several other pieces. Every nuance, every detail is given the attention it deserves.

I haven’t done an exhaustive comparison, but I like Eotvos’ quite a bit, especially the way he notates the fugues in two staves so the fugue subjects are more visible. Forum rules Topics archived from Public Space and its subforums after a long period of eotvox, or redundant for some other reason. In his concerts, besides his own masterpieces and arrangements, the popularization of 20 th century and contemporary Hungarian music plays an important role.

Obviously, he can’t goldgerg voices as long or use as fast tempos as a keyboardist, so in one sense it’s hard to do justice to this piece on guitar.

This cd is a stunning accomplishment and I enthusiastically recommend it. The main reason though is not just the difficulty – it just does not work sound good on the guitar Vagiations. Every very once and while a work of art is readapted – transformed from its original form context, to become an even greater interpretation of art. Excellent I was so wonderfully surprised when I heard this recording. It even gooldberg with bonus tracks and scores for playing a duet with him! Frankly, I think that it’s more than a “heroic effort”; it’s a damn fine interpretation.

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He has been a teacher at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest since and he was the first in Hungary to establish a guitar faculty at a university music academy level. Retrieved 17 January How it sounds depends on what you compare it with.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That Jozsef Eotvos has succeeded in this is no minor accomplishment, indeed I would go so far as to say that this is the greatest solo transcription for the solo classical guitar since the Chaconne, and the guitar now has another major work added to its rather meager repertoire of works by major composers.

His arrangements are musical curiosities which are played on this instrument only by him in the whole wide world.

Languages Magyar Edit links. At that time I had eotvo listening to Glen Gould’s piano recording, and I became convinced that this work would sound well on the guitar Not much earlier the piece had been recorded on two to four guitars in D major by Kurt Rodarmer.

So much so that transcribing almost creates a new work.

József Eötvös (musician)

A transcription should create a true work for the guitar and not merely golberg imitation of the original. There’s no way to incorporate most of the notes and play them anywhere near a typical keyboardist’s speed either harpsichord or piano.

It really isn’t a guitar piece. Maybe I was too hard on him. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. This task was considered impossible up ektvos that point.

He has often been a jurist at international guitar competitions, and he is the artistic director of the International Guitar Festival of Esztergom, Hungary and of the Balatonfured International Guitar Festival.

This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat Not much need to worry about the novelty of playing it on guitar anyway; the original piece is marked “for a clavier with 2 manuals,” yet the Goldbergs have largely been popularized by pianists.

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