Giovanni Mazzocchin J.S. BACH Goldberg Variations BWV 988

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, are probably the main work (or at least the most renowned) of Johann Sebastian Bach. They are often played at the piano and the harpsichord, but also on the organ, or with chamber music ensemble (Quartets, Trios). First published in 1741, this monumental composition, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations, are named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, to whom they are dedicated, and who was probably the first performer. After a statement of the aria at the beginning, there are thirty variations that do not follow the melody, but its bass line.
Giovanni Mazzocchin (who recently recorded Beethoven's 5 late Sonatas for OnClassical, plays this (not easy) work with all repetitions and no pedal (!). On the repetitions he does improvisations as were typical during that epoch. 
Giovanni Mazzocchin is born in Bassano del Grappa in 1994. He studied at the Conservatory 'Arrigo Pedrollo' in Vicenza under the guidance of Marco Tezza.
During the years of conservatory he also attended masterclasses with some notable pianists such as Carlo Grante, Alexander Madzar and Filippo Gamba.
He degreed in 2012 with high degrees, honor and special mention.
Giovanni is now student at the University of the Padua in the faculty of Computer Science, and he combines the study with the musical interest.
He is as an OnClassical artist since November 2015. A first collaboration with the label includes the recording of the late sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven, Opus 101 & 106 (Hammerklavier) and Opus 109, 110, 111, and the Bach's Goldberg Variations.

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