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Cameron Carpenter

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Decca GOLD

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1 J.S. Bach - The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 / Aria  
2 Variatio 1. a 1 Clav.  
3 Variatio 2. a 1 Clav.  
4 Variatio 3. Canone all'Unisono. a 1 Clav.  
5 Variatio 4. a 1 Clav.  
6 Variatio 5. a 1 o vero 2 Clav.  
7 Variatio 6. Canone alla Seconda. a 1 Clav.  
8 Variatio 7. a 1 o vero 2 Clav. al tempo di Giga  
9 Variatio 8. a 2 Clav.  
10 Variatio 9. Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav.  
11 Variatio 10. Fughetta. a 1 Clav.  
12 Variatio 11. a 2 Clav.  
13 Variatio 12. a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quarta in moto contrario  
14 Variatio 13. a 2 Clav.  
15 Variatio 14. a 2 Clav.  
16 Variatio 15. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav. Andante  
17 Variatio 16. Ouverture. a 1 Clav.  
18 Variatio 17. a 2 Clav.  
19 Variatio 18. Canone alla Sesta. a 1 Clav.  
20 Variatio 19. a 1 Clav.  
21 Variatio 20. a 2 Clav.  
22 Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima  
23 Variatio 22. a 1 Clav. alla breve  
24 Variatio 23. a 2 Clav.  
25 Variatio 24. Canone all'Ottava. a 1 Clav.  
26 Variatio 25. a 2 Clav. Adagio  
27 Variatio 26. a 2 Clav.  
28 Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.  
29 Variatio 28. a 2 Clav.  
30 Variatio 29. a 1 o vero 2 Clav.  
31 Variatio 30. a 1 Clav. Quodlibet  
32 Aria da Capo  
33 Howard Hanson (arr. Carpenter) ? Symphony No. 2 in D-flat Major, Opus 30, W45,  
34 Andante con tenerezza  
35 Allegro con brio  
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The "extravagantly talented" (The New York Times) American organist Cameron Carpenter digitally releases his first album on Decca Gold, a recording of J.S. Bach's The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 juxtaposed with his own transcription of Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2 in D-flat Major, Opus 30, W45, "Romantic." Both works are performed on the International Touring Organ, the American digital concert organ designed by Cameron Carpenter. The album is available today digitally and will be released on CD at a date to be announced.

Written to showcase the technical and virtuosic possibilities of keyboard instruments in general, The Goldberg Variations is as much a look into the baroque master's sense of compositional invention as it is a tour de force for performers. Bach originally wrote the variations for harpsichord with two keyboards, and Cameron Carpenter's version for organ reinterprets its roots, even as it forges in a different direction. His custom-made organ beautifully serves the many technical demands of the piece and adds a palette of tonal variations to the composer's harmonic and melodic inventions.  

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