Pianists and lovers of piano music will be pleased with volume 48, which contains Rheinberger’s arrangement for two pianos (WoO 3) of Bach’s Goldberg Variations BWV 988. Through the doubling of voices, the contrapuntal thickening of the thematic material and by distributing the writing of the original over two pianos, Rheinberger has arranged the cycle of variations into a work in the style of the 19th century. In addition to this monolithic work of piano artistry, two arrangements of sets of variations by W. A. Mozart (K. 500 and 613) are included in this volume. They show how carefully and creatively Rheinberger treated the original compositions when making his arrangements.
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