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For Immediate Release October 11, 2016
Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderunge
The "Goldberg" Variations (Urtext Edition)
Aria mit verschiedenen Veranderunge

New York, NY – Carl Fischer Music announces the release of Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderunge, The "Goldberg" Variations (Urtext Edition) (PL1049 – Score – $16.99), edited by Nicholas Hopkins.

In this urtext edition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen, BWV 988, better known as the "Goldberg" Variations, acclaimed editor Nicholas Hopkins referenced six previously published versions, including the Handexemplar, Bach’s personal copy of the first edition from 1742. All of Bach’s handwritten alterations in the Handexemplar have been included in this publication. This attention to detail, coupled with the exemplary work of musicologists throughout the centuries, makes this a unique urtext edition, representing Bach’s intent as closely as history will allow, while also implementing updated notational practices for the modern performer.

Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderunge, The "Goldberg" Variations (Urtext Edition) is available now through Carl Fischer Music or your favorite music retailer.

Nicholas Hopkins studied at the University of Rhode Island and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. After spending a few years at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Netherlands, Hopkins began his professional career in music engraving in his doctoral program at Stanford University. His career would take him to Florence, Italy to serve as musical assistant to Luciano Berio and work for publishing firms Universal Edition and Ricordi. Hopkins now works as Managing Editor for Carl Fischer Music where he has produced hundreds of titles, including Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations, and garnered much critical acclaim for his attention to detail, historical accuracy, and scholarly analysis. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times writes, "Gould’s embellishments of Bach’s lines are written out as precisely as possible…The volume also contains a 40-page scholarly essay by Mr. Hopkins examining Gould’s interpretive practices with regard to the 'Goldbergs' and Bach in general."

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