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Bach Quiz No. 8 - July 1998
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     'Joszef Eotvos may have produced one of the finest major transcription for the guitar of the second half of the century. His variations are well crafted for a solo guitar, and stands up well against the original Bach manuscript. One cannot help feeling that the result is another faithful work of art, something that would have left a smile on Bach's face!' - Michael Stitt - Bach Plucked
This month's prize has been provided by
József Eötvös

József Eötvös - Classical Guitar

The Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Aria with 30 Variations
for Harpsichord with 2 Manuals
Transcription for Solo Guitar

     Variatio 1 a 1 Clav.
     Variatio 2 a 1 Clav.
     Variatio 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Unisono
     Variatio 4 a 1 Clav.
     Variatio 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
     Variatio 6 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Seconda
     Variatio 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav. al tempo di Giga
     Variatio 8 a 2 Clav.
     Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza
     Variatio 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta
     Variatio 11 a 2 Clav.
     Variatio 12 (a 1 Clav.) Canone alla Quarta
     Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.
     Variatio 14 a 2 Clav.
     Variatio 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta Andante
     Variatio 16 a 1 Clav. Ouverture
     Variatio 17 a 2 Clav.
     Variatio 18 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sesta
     Variatio 19 a 1 Clav.
     Variatio 20 a 2 Clav.
     Variatio 21 (a 1 Clav.) Canone alla Settima
     Variatio 22 a 1 Clav. Alla breve
     Variatio 23 a 2 Clav.
     Variatio 24 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Ottava
     Variatio 25 a 2 Clav. adagio
     Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.
     Variatio 27 a 2 Clav. Canone alla Nona
     Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.
     Variatio 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
     Variatio 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet
     Aria da Capo

The Quiz ...

     If your answers are correct, you will be entered into the contest to win a Bach CD. Winners will be selected at random at the end of the month and notified by e-mail. You may answer the quiz more than once but only your last entry will be counted.
You may also put the answers to the questions in an e-mail message and send it to: bachquiz@unpronounceable.com. Compliments on my site will be accepted but they won't help your chances any :-).

Every 3rd variation in the Goldberg Variations is a Canon.
What is the other significance of the number 3 in the Goldberg Canons?

The answer that I was looking for was that the Canon interval was
equal to the variation number divided by 3. I also accepted that
there were 3x3=9 Canons and that most of the Canons had 3 voices.

The Goldberg Variations comprises Book IV of the ____________.

Clavier-Uebung ( or equivalent )

The Aria from the Goldberg Variations also appears this other
collection of works by Bach ( and other composers ):
( hint: it was titled as a Sarabande )

The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook


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