Canadian pianist David Jalbert tackles Bach’s Goldberg Variations in a new ATMA recording. Critics have already praised his interpretation of this masterpiece in concerts:
"There was a long moment of silence, then a sustained sequence of unanimous, loud, standing applause punctuated by bravos [for] David Jalbert … No one expected or wanted an encore. One could not ask for more." —The Beat magazine, from a review of a live performance of the Goldberg Variations
Recorded last June at Palais Montcalm in Québec City, the Goldberg Variations marks a milestone in the career of this celebrated young pianist. Jalbert’s previous ATMA recordings — John Adams - Philip Glass/Piano Music; L'héritage Beethoven with Louis-Philippe Marsolais, horn; and Shostakovich/24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87 — have been met with accolades and awards.