Reviewing a score for publication is a lot of work! Thankfully a large community of reviewers has helped us out enormously over at MuseScore.com. Now it's getting down to the nitty-gritty, and the Open Goldberg Variations pianist, Kimiko Ishizaka, is doing a thorough review of the new score, comparing it to the manuscript and other established editions, and passing her comments back to Werner Schweer at MuseScore (see pics below). We're on target for a digital release by the end of the year, and a print release to be timed with the release of the CD recording, early next year.
Kimiko has also been very busy preparing for the recording, which includes playing the Goldberg Variations for live audiences. There are two more concerts scheduled before the recording:
The first is at 7:30 PM on October 21st in Berlin, at the Notenfänger / Salon 11 ( Ludwigkirchplatz 11).
The second is at 7:30 PM on November 4th in Köln, at Klaviere-Then.
The most recent Goldberg performance, in Remagen, Germany, was generously praised:In beeindruckender Spielweise, voll konzentriert und in eine andere Welt abgleitend, präsentierte Kimiko Douglass-Ishizaka das Bach’sche Meisterwerk.
(With impressive style, completely concentrated and lost in a different world, Kimiko Douglass-Ishizaka presented the masterpiece of Bach.)
The project continues to run smoothly, and is getting more exciting every day. Thank you to all of our supporters, especially for having the patience to back a project with a long timeline like this one.