BWV 988 Goldberg Variations (Aria) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a musical composition for keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, it is named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who may also have been the first performer of the work.
Baroque Era. Drop D. 3/4 time signature. key of E minor. 4 pages 31 bars. Arr: Jószef Eötvös
Williams Kempff opines that this is not the theme at all, but actually the first variation (a view emphasising the idea of the work as a chaconne rather than a piece in true variation form).
Piano Demo (Glenn Gould) (1981 Version)
Guitar Demo (Jószef Eötvös)
Guitar Pro Playthrough