The Korean-born, US-trained pianist known simply as Ji is very much a classical musician for the 21st century. Having won the New York Philharmonic's Young Artists Competition at the age of just 10, he went on to study at the prestigious Juilliard School. Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a gifted, sensitive young pianist who is clearly going places," he has chosen Bach's sublime Goldberg Variations for his debut on Warner Classics. "Classical music is never going away," he says, "We live in very modern world, and it's our job to live in the moment, but it's also our job to respect and preserve tradition." For his first Warner Classics release Ji has perhaps made a surprising choice: not a spectacular programme of Romantic showpieces, but a discreetly sublime and often reflective work composed in the first half of the 18th century: Bach's Goldberg Variations. Writing of his fascination with Bach and his music, Ji has said: "Why do I feel this inexplicable emotional connection to someone I have never met?... Music, it's a magical thing that allows everyone to connect with the authentic emotions that another soul chooses to express."
The Korean-born, US-trained pianist known simply as Ji is very much a classical musician for the 21st century. Having won the New York Philharmonic's Young Artists Competition at the age of just 10, he went on to study at the prestigious Juilliard School. Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a gifted, sensitive young pianist who is clearly going places," he has chosen Bach's sublime Goldberg Variations for his debut on Warner Classics. "Classical music is never going away," he says, "We live in very modern world, and it's our job to live in the moment, but it's also our job to respect and preserve tradition." For his first Warner Classics release Ji has perhaps made a surprising choice: not a spectacular programme of Romantic showpieces, but a discreetly sublime and often reflective work composed in the first half of the 18th century: Bach's Goldberg Variations. Writing of his fascination with Bach and his music, Ji has said: "Why do I feel this inexplicable emotional connection to someone I have never met?... Music, it's a magical thing that allows everyone to connect with the authentic emotions that another soul chooses to express."
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Bach: Goldberg Variations Etc.
Artist: Ji
Format: CD
New: Available 18.98
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1. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: I. Aria
2. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: II. Variation 1 a 1 Clav
3. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: III. Variation 2 a 1 Clav
4. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: IV. Variation 3 - Canone All Unisuono a 1 Clav
5. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: : V. Variation 4 a 1 Clav
6. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: VI. Variation 5 a 1 O Vero 2 Clav. Variations, BWV 988: I. Ar
7. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: VII. Variation 6 Canone Alla Seconda a 1 Clav
8. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: VIII. Variation 7 a 1 O Vero 2 Clav
9. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: IX. Variation 8 a 2 Clav 1
10. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: X. Variation 9 Canone Alla Terza a 2 Clav 1
11. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XI. Variation 10 Fughetta a 1 Clav 1
12. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XII. Variation 11 a 2 Clav 1
13. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XIII. Variation 12 a 2 Clav 1
14. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XIV. Variation 13 a 2 Clav 1
15. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 14 a 2 Clav 1
16. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 15 Canone Alla Quinta a 1 Clav 1
17. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 16 a 1 Clav. Ouvertura 1
18. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XVIII. Variation 17 a 2 Clav 1
19. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 18 Canone Alla Sexta a 1 Clav 2
20. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XX. Variation 19 a 1 Clav 2
21. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXI. Variation 20 a 2 Clav 2
22. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXII. Variation 21 Canone Alla Settima a 1 Clav 2
23. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXIII. Variation 22 a 1 Clav. Alla Breve 2
24. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXIV. Variation 23 a 2 Clav 2
25. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXV. Variation 24 Canone Alla Ottava a 1 Clav 2
26. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXVI. Variation 25 a 2 Clav 2
27. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXVII. Variation 26 a 2 Clav 2
28. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXVIII. Variation 27 Canone Alla Nona a 2 Clav 2
29. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXIX. Variation 28 a 1 Clav 3
30. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXX. Variation 29 a 1 O Vero 2 Clav 3
31. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXXI. Variation 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet 3
32. Bach, JS: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXXII. Aria Da Capo E Fine

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The Korean-born, US-trained pianist known simply as Ji is very much a classical musician for the 21st century. Having won the New York Philharmonic's Young Artists Competition at the age of just 10, he went on to study at the prestigious Juilliard School. Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a gifted, sensitive young pianist who is clearly going places," he has chosen Bach's sublime Goldberg Variations for his debut on Warner Classics. "Classical music is never going away," he says, "We live in very modern world, and it's our job to live in the moment, but it's also our job to respect and preserve tradition." For his first Warner Classics release Ji has perhaps made a surprising choice: not a spectacular programme of Romantic showpieces, but a discreetly sublime and often reflective work composed in the first half of the 18th century: Bach's Goldberg Variations. Writing of his fascination with Bach and his music, Ji has said: "Why do I feel this inexplicable emotional connection to someone I have never met?... Music, it's a magical thing that allows everyone to connect with the authentic emotions that another soul chooses to express."