Erard Ensemble-Stolen Schubert
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Marcel Worms- Wohltemperierte Klavier book II - 2CD
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Mike Fentross-Semper Dowland
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Bach & Brahms Palmizio & Van Poucke
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Marcel Worms-Wohltemperierte Klavier book I - 2 CD
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kamermuziek-Jacques Goudappel
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Bach Glass Worms

Marcel Worms

Goldberg Variations
The Goldberg Variations consist of an Aria followed by thirty variations and the reprise of the Aria at the end. Bach composed the variations around 1741, and chose an earlier Aria from the Klavierbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach for his theme. The Goldberg Variations were published in 1742.

Bach couldn’t have guessed that his Goldberg Variations would come to be considered one of the pillars of Western classical music. Yet with hindsight it’s easy to understand the composition’s undisputed place in the classical music tradition and repertoire. No composer before Bach had ever written so many variations on a single theme, and never so freely and richly filled with fantasy.

Metamorphosis, one of Glass’s best-known compositions for solo piano, is based on his music from a theatrical setting of Kafka’s famous story “Die Verwandlung” (“The Metamorphosis”) (1915), in which the protagonist Gregor Samsa wakes one morning to find himself changed into a giant beetle. There is no lack of high-flown interpretations of Glass's work. Metamorphosis is often analyzed, sometimes even on non-musical grounds.

During his study with Nadia Boulanger in Paris (1963-1965), Glass worked intensively with counterpoint and especially with the music of Bach. His love and admiration for Bach’s work has always stayed with him: in 2008 he wrote, at 71, his Songs and Poems for cello solo, a work which, with its Baroque character, could almost pass for a long-lost Bach Suite. This same combination of Baroque and contemporary idioms is shown in an even more recent work, Glass’s Partita for solo violin (2011), which, with its Prelude, Chaconne, and two dances clearly alludes to the violin partitas of Bach. The premiere of this Partita by the violinist Tim Fain took place on May 14, 2011, in the same hall where this CD was recorded: the Zeeuwse Concertzaal in Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch province of Zeeland.

The minimalism of Glass and his colleagues was hailed as a totally new musical idiom. But striving to reach a desired result with maximum expression while using a minimum of material is as old as art itself. Bach’s work also shows the striving for this ideal. With the benefit of hindsight, it is clear that we could even consider his famous Prelude in C major, the opening of the Well-Tempered Clavier, to be “minimal music avant la lettre.”

The design of this CD is made by graphic artist Guido Lippens. It’s probably the first CD-booklet that is entirely handwritten.

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DAGBLAD VAN HET NOORDEN Crispyfresh and swinging. Job van Schaik

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DAGBLAD VAN HET NOORDEN - crispyfresh and swinging

KLASSIEKE ZAKEN Intruiging to confront Philip Glass' Metamorphosis with the famous Goldbergvariations of Bach. Gerard Scheltens

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KLASSIEKE ZAKEN - intriguing

PZC The CD combines Bach's Goldbergvariations with the Metamorphosis of Philip Glass and offers a confrontation between two completely different musical worlds.

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PZC - confronting two different worlds

LUISTER Without hesitation the unconventional pianist Marcel Worms sets these pieces together with beautiful play and even makes the combination work. Paul Jannsen

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 1Goldbergvariations BWV 998: Aria
2Variatio 1
3Variatio 2
4Variatio 3
5Variatio 4
6Variatio 5
7Variatio 6
8Variatio 7
9Variatio 8
10Variatio 9
11Variatio 10
12Variatio 11
13Variatio 12
14Variatio 13
15Variatio 14
16Variatio 15
 17Variatio 16
18Variatio 17
19Variatio 18
20Variatio 19
 21Variatio 20
22Variatio 21
23Variatio 22
24Variatio 23
25Variatio 24
26Variatio 25
27Variatio 26
28Variatio 27
29Variatio 28
30Variatio 29
31Variatio 30
32Aria da Capo
 33Metamorphosis One
34Metamorphosis Two
 35Metamorphosis Three
 36Metamorphosis Four
37Metamorphosis Five
 38The Well Tempered Clavier BWV 846: Prelude in C