Mie, ca nemuzician, ci doar iubitor de muzică, mi-ar veni greu să explic ce face pianistul Andrei Vieru aici, mixînd 14 Canoane și pasaje din Variațiunile Goldberg, dar ceea ce este sigur este că sună fantastic. AV a făcut acest experiment pentru uzul său personal, dar dacă tot l-a postat pe Youtube, m-am gîndit că este bine să ne bucurăm toți prietnii pianului său… Ca să fie mai clară miza, reiau aici cuvintele pianistului explicînd el însuși ce anume și-a propus. După care, vedem, de fapt auzim!, și noi ceea ce a ieșit…
BACH-VIERU – VIERZEHN KANONS über die ersten acht Fundamentalnoten der Aria aus den „Goldberg-Variationen”
This realization of the 14 canons, which are famously related to the Goldberg Variations, is conceived as one single and unified musical opus. It contains inserts drawn both from the Goldberg Variations themselves and from the Anna Magdalena Notebook (wherein the Theme of the Goldberg Variations appears as the 26th piece). As one can see below in the list of indexes, the first four elementary canons are melted in one single „section”. The 14th canon is split and occurs twice. Neither of its appearances constitutes the end of this little masterwork.
Each of the afore-mentionned inserts is somehow superimposed to the canons, except the choral, on which, in turn, the eight notes of the canons are superposed somewhere in the ground line. (Note that the theme of the Marche and the theme of the 3d Goldberg variation are liable to be presented themselves as canons; however, weighing complexity vs. simplicity, they finally appear just as one can see or hear them.) In the score that we are able to display, the repeat signs are extremely inconspicuous, but visible. At the very end of the 13th canon, the two bars are repeated with one, then two voices dropped down.