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For his first appearance under the naïve label, the Chinese pianist Tianqi Du majestically embraces a monument for keyboard, the Goldberg Variations. His pianistic interpretation of Bach's masterpiece affirms the principle of metamorphosis, always reinventing but never altering, emphasizing all the resources of the instrument. A compulsory piece for all keyboardists - and even other instrumentalists, if you count the many transcriptions they have undergone - the Goldberg Variations never sound the same. The voice rendered here by Tianqi Du - a young pianist taught and admired in his home country of China before studying with Meng-Chieh Liu at Boston's New England Conservatory and now with Nicolas Hodges - is that of a dear, benevolent friend who always stood close by while he was growing up: "My encounter with the Goldberg Variations was like a musical compass that showed me the way," he confides. "Bach has been a friend, a mentor and a savior in my hours of doubt and confusion."
For his first appearance under the naïve label, the Chinese pianist Tianqi Du majestically embraces a monument for keyboard, the Goldberg Variations. His pianistic interpretation of Bach's masterpiece affirms the principle of metamorphosis, always reinventing but never altering, emphasizing all the resources of the instrument. A compulsory piece for all keyboardists - and even other instrumentalists, if you count the many transcriptions they have undergone - the Goldberg Variations never sound the same. The voice rendered here by Tianqi Du - a young pianist taught and admired in his home country of China before studying with Meng-Chieh Liu at Boston's New England Conservatory and now with Nicolas Hodges - is that of a dear, benevolent friend who always stood close by while he was growing up: "My encounter with the Goldberg Variations was like a musical compass that showed me the way," he confides. "Bach has been a friend, a mentor and a savior in my hours of doubt and confusion."
3700187675660

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Format: CD
Label: Naive
Rel. Date: 10/21/2022
UPC: 3700187675660

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For his first appearance under the naïve label, the Chinese pianist Tianqi Du majestically embraces a monument for keyboard, the Goldberg Variations. His pianistic interpretation of Bach's masterpiece affirms the principle of metamorphosis, always reinventing but never altering, emphasizing all the resources of the instrument. A compulsory piece for all keyboardists - and even other instrumentalists, if you count the many transcriptions they have undergone - the Goldberg Variations never sound the same. The voice rendered here by Tianqi Du - a young pianist taught and admired in his home country of China before studying with Meng-Chieh Liu at Boston's New England Conservatory and now with Nicolas Hodges - is that of a dear, benevolent friend who always stood close by while he was growing up: "My encounter with the Goldberg Variations was like a musical compass that showed me the way," he confides. "Bach has been a friend, a mentor and a savior in my hours of doubt and confusion."
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