Arts Partner: Music Before 1800

Harpsichord Recital: J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Perhaps more myth than fact, Bach supposedly wrote the Goldberg Variations for his student Johann Goldberg to play during Count Keyserling’s insomniac nights. The thirty-two galant-style movements, rich in contrasts, are variations on the bass line’s chord progressions. Concert and CD reviews all commend the young Spanish performer’s expressive and fluid interpretation.

“Before us is a work of colossal architecture that is a culmination of contrapuntal conception. Cleanliness of the sound is simply exceptional. The soloist presents a thorough exercise of clarification which translates to high doses of subtlety.” —Alejo Palau, Melomano de Oro Award

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  • February 22, 2018
    7:30 pm

Event Location


15 East 65th Street, New York, New York, 10065, United States