Does anyone here have any experience with this transcription? My main concern is that most of the variations would be impossible to execute. Johann Sebastian BACH () The Goldberg Variations BWV , Clavierübung IV (). Transcription for guitar and played: Jozsef Eotvos. Goldberg Variations. Main Performer or Conductor: Jozsef Eötvös. Instrumentation: Guitar. Individual Works: Goldberg Variations BWV

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This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Eotvos recently recorded Bach’s The Art of the Fugue and also double-tracked two 8-string guitars. By using this site, voldberg agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The voice leading is natural and his phrasing is expressive, dynamic and alive.

József Eötvös (musician) – Wikipedia

We should not ignore this tremendous accomplishment because for someone to undertake this task, has required courage and a deep insight into the structure of the music, and the ability to draw out the essential qualities of Bach’s counterpoint and harmonic strengths. I especially liked his advice on how to deal with losing notes that need to be sustained – I found myself applying it to several other pieces.

Gazzetta di Parma in Italian. Comments from Michael Stitt, Bach Plucked: Maybe I was too hard on him. This arrangement is regarded by critics as iozsef arrangement of the century. Bach ‘s lute works are among the best available. The cd itself is recorded with pleasant reverb that does not interfere with the performance. The transcription is wonderfully true to the score; if there is anything left out I am not able to perceive it. Views Read Edit View history. This section is read-only.

The Goldbergs and Art of Fugue along with two volumes of Chopin ‘s piano works and Brahms ‘ Hungarian Dances, have helped to expand the repertoire of the classical guitar. The only tragedy is that this cd desperately needs world-wide distribution!


It really isn’t a guitar piece. Nevertheless, some variations are in fact very nice at slower speed, for example variation His mastery of both the guitar and this work is impressive, I didn’t know two hands could accomplish this level of complexity and contrapuntal fullness.

Some of Stingl’s arrangements and original works have been made available for free downloading by his son a search on the name should bring up the link.

March Learn how and when to remove this template message. It even comes with bonus tracks and scores for playing eotvks duet with him! He variiations also an accomplished composer. This cd is a stunning accomplishment and I enthusiastically recommend it. I haven’t done an exhaustive comparison, but I like Eotvos’ quite a bit, especially the way he notates the fugues in two staves so the fugue subjects are more visible. Please help by adding reliable sources.

Joszef Eotvos (Guitar) – Short Biography

It is too well-kept a secret and I really wish some recording company would come along and snatch him up for a major distribution deal. In he was given the Artisjus Prize for the introduction and popularization of contemporary Hungarian musical pieces and he was awarded with the Franz Liszt Prize in in recognition of his work. Obviously, he can’t sustain voices as long or use as fast tempos as a keyboardist, so in one sense it’s hard to do justice to this piece on guitar.

jozzef Board index All times are UTC. You are missing a real opportunity here. It won him critical acclaim and praise from all corners of the world.

I think one of the great things of working through the transcriptions is joozsef canons to play on guitar jozswf much more musically demanding and satisfying than the fugues that are in standard guitar nozsef.

He has been a teacher at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest since and he was the first in Hungary to establish a guitar faculty at a university music academy level. Large doses of sustained notes made it even more difficult to play on the guitar. This was followed by his second CD with F. By no means am I belittling Eotvos’ dedication and nozsef – he did a wonderful job on the GV, but 6 strings cannot bring out all the beauty in the GV.


He is invited to perform both solo concerts and orchestral concertos. It sounds like one of Bach’s guitar works, there is nothing artificial or forced about this transcription.

In he was given the Artisjus Prize for the introduction and popularization of contemporary Hungarian musical pieces and he was awarded with the Franz Liszt Prize in in recognition of his work. That Jozsef Eotvos has succeeded in this is no minor accomplishment, jozaef I would go so far as to say that this is the greatest solo transcription for the solo classical guitar since the Chaconne, and the guitar now has another major work added to its rather meager repertoire of works by major composers.

He is no mere technician; he’s an exceptional musician. Bach ‘s keyboard works. Not much need to worry about the novelty of playing it on guitar anyway; the original piece is marked “for a clavier with 2 manuals,” yet the Goldbergs have largely been popularized by pianists. So much so that transcribing almost creates a new work.

He has made radio and television recordings both in his home josef and abroad.

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When one hears Jozsef Eotvos perform, one is immediately taken not just by his flawless technique, but by his sensitive interpretations. Eotvos would not rest on those accolades though, he has just recently completed J. No doubt that Eotvos knows what he’s doing and apparently has rather large hands! Review by Jan Hanford: I’d say that fugue is relatively easy compared to many of the variations.

Bach transcribed his own works for a variety of instruments or instrumental settings and reworked them accordingly. I wish more artists would put out tracks for duet play-alongs.