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Update #1

Listen to Kimiko Ishizaka on IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library

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There are many venues for public domain or Creative Commons licensed music to be shared. One of the largest sites is our partner, the IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library. They just hit two important milestones; 35,000 musical works now have scores or parts on the website, and they were featured in a New York Times article "Free Trove of Music Scores on Web Hits Sensitive Copyright Note". It is only natural that Kimiko Ishizaka's recording of the Goldberg Variations will be donated to the IMSLP.

You can already hear some of Kimiko's playing on IMSLP. Three pieces which were recorded live in 2008 are there now on Kimiko's IMSLP artist page. I've attached the MP3 files to this post as well, for your enjoyment and convenience.

Eventually sites like IMSLP will be comprehensive and complete, to the point that one won't need to buy a recording in order to hear a good performance of a piece. This is a good thing for humanity, and for the arts. The study and cultivation of the classical music culture is already very expensive, and IMSLP significantly lowers the cost of discovering music. The easy availability of music will also lead to a wider and more diverse living repertoire, where performers actively study and perform more than just the "greatest hits" masterpieces. In all, contributing to the IMSLP is a great thing to do, and it directly increases the public good.

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    CD: The studio recording of Kimiko Ishizaka playing the Goldberg Variations on CD.

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    Score: The printed and bound score of the Goldberg Variations, our new edition, engraved by MuseScore.

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    CD - Special Edition: The studio recording of Kimiko Ishizaka playing the Goldberg Variations on CD, signed by the artist. A signed print from a photo of Kimiko taken during the recording session.

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    Two Special Edition CDs and a Score: Two copies of the studio recording of Kimiko Ishizaka playing the Goldberg Variations on CD, signed by the artist. A signed print from a photo of Kimiko taken during the recording session. The printed and bound score of the Goldberg Variations, our new edition, engraved by MuseScore.

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    Score Special Edition: The premium hand-printed and specially bound score of the Goldberg Variations, our new edition, engraved by MuseScore. Two copies of the studio recording of Kimiko Ishizaka playing the Goldberg Variations on CD, signed by the artist. A signed print from a photo of Kimiko taken during the recording session.

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    Dedicate a Variation: One of the 30 Variations is dedicated to you or someone you choose. This dedication appears in all published formats of the work. You also receive the premium hand-printed and specially bound Special Edition score of the Goldberg Variations, our new edition, engraved by MuseScore. Two copies of the studio recording of Kimiko Ishizaka playing the Goldberg Variations on CD, signed by the artist. A signed print from a photo of Kimiko taken during the recording session.

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    Dedicate an Aria: One of the two Arias that open and close the piece is dedicated to you or someone you choose. This dedication appears in all published formats of the work. You also receive the premium hand-printed and specially bound Special Edition score of the Goldberg Variations, our new edition, engraved by MuseScore. Two copies of the studio recording of Kimiko Ishizaka playing the Goldberg Variations on CD, signed by the artist. A signed print from a photo of Kimiko taken during the recording session.

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    Live Performance: Kimiko Ishizaka will play the Goldberg Variations for you, live, at a venue of your choice. An Aria (sold out!) or one of the 30 Variations will be dedicated to you or someone you choose. This dedication appears in all published formats of the work. You also receive the hand-printed and specially bound Special Edition score of the Goldberg Variations, our new edition, engraved by MuseScore. Three copies of the studio recording of Kimiko Ishizaka playing the Goldberg Variations on CD, signed by the artist. A signed print from a photo of Kimiko taken during the recording session. Travel costs to the performance will be calculated extra.

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