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Does anyone here have any experience with this transcription? My main concern is that most of the variations would be impossible to execute. Johann Sebastian BACH () The Goldberg Variations BWV , Clavierübung IV (). Transcription for guitar and played: Jozsef Eotvos. Goldberg Variations. Main Performer or Conductor: Jozsef Eötvös. Instrumentation: Guitar. Individual Works: Goldberg Variations BWV

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Bach Goldberg variations on Guitar Eotvos [KM]: Classical CD Reviews- Apr MusicWeb(UK)

Between and he became known for winning several international competitions. He regularly gives concerts in several countries of the world: He is invited to perform both solo concerts and orchestral concertos.

He has made radio and television recordings both in his home land and abroad. When one variatoons Jozsef Eotvos perform, one is immediately taken not just by his flawless technique, but by his sensitive interpretations. Every nuance, every detail is given the attention it deserves. The voice leading is natural and his phrasing is expressive, dynamic and alive.


His arrangements are musical curiosities which are played on this instrument only by him in the whole wide world. His debut work was no less than an adaptation of J. It won him critical acclaim and praise from all corners of the world.

This task was considered impossible up until that point. This arrangement is regarded by critics as the arrangement of the century.

József Eötvös – guitarist

Eotvos would not rest on those accolades though, he has just recently completed J. These two works, along with J. Bach ‘s lute works are among the best available.

In his concerts, besides his own masterpieces and arrangements, the popularization of 20 th century and contemporary Hungarian music plays an important role. He has often been a jurist at international guitar competitions, and he is the artistic director of the International Guitar Festival of Esztergom, Hungary and of the Balatonfured International Guitar Festival. Thanks to him, an old dream of Hungarian guitarists came true when he established guitar classes at university level in His college course book titled “Thoughts On J.


József Eötvös (musician)

Bach ‘s keyboard works. Not much earlier the piece had been recorded on two to four guitars in Jkzsef major by Kurt Rodarmer. This was followed by his second CD with F.

Chopin ‘s works in Since then, he has recorded the Art of the Fugue BWV for two eight-string guitars, in addition to transcribing many lute-works of J. In he was given the Artisjus Prize for the introduction and popularization of contemporary Hungarian musical pieces and he was awarded with the Franz Liszt Prize in in recognition of his work.

Short Biography Recordings of Instrumental Works.