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