A new public domain score and studio recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations - set the Goldbergs free! Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 3, 2011.
for over a year you have waited patiently and supportingly as we carefully crafted a new score and recording of the Goldberg Variations. Today we happily release the finished digital products of that hard work.
Our goal in making the recording of the Open Goldberg Variations was simple, yet ambitious; to create a new, beautiful and exciting interpretation, precise to Bach’s instruction, yet full of personality and character, and give it a life of its own so that it will be enjoyed by audiences for decades to come. By inviting fans to support the project, and involving them at every step of the production, we hope to have set a personal and intimate atmosphere for this release. We hope that you feel involved, and close by, as you listen to Kimiko Ishizaka interpret the “Clavier-Übung” from Bach.
To help make this recording truly timeless, we need your help. Share it. Give it away. Introduce others to its beauty, and explain to them why you love it. Make yourself responsible for converting another person to being a Bach fan. You can have them download the recording from the Open Goldberg Variations website, and get the score from MuseScore.com. Post the Open Goldberg Variations on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or just burn a CD and hand it to someone. Bach is beautiful, but not everybody has experienced the magic. This is music that soothes and inspires the soul; it is meant to be shared!
The project has been a monumental success, and I hope you will agree with me that the results are most beautiful. Thank you to everybody who supported us. A proper thank you and credits post will follow, but for now, go listen!