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Peter Navarro-Alonso's
Goldbergs re-invented -
heard by
KEITH BRAMICH

'It's certainly clever, but I'm not sure what it gives us that we don't already have.'

J S Bach: Goldberg Variations - Peter Navarro-Alonso. © 2018 Dacapo Records

According to this Dacapo CD's back cover, Danish composer Peter Navarro-Alonso (born 1973) has made a 'note-by-note reinvention of the original Goldberg Variations by J S Bach'. It goes on to state that 'It is merely through the very creative and extreme orchestration that the new composition gains its own life.' My response, as I began listening to the disc, is 'What life?'

Copyright © 11 January 2019 Keith Bramich,
London UK

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J S BACH: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS - PETER NAVARRO-ALONSO

DENMARK

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

GERMANY

RECORDER MUSIC

SAXOPHONE MUSIC

PERCUSSION MUSIC

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