The Goldberg Variations is among Johann Sebastian Bach’s most monumental works for solo keyboard instrument. The iconic opening Aria—a haunting sarabande—gives way to 30 strikingly diverse variations built upon the initial 32-bar bass-line and its implied harmony.01_goldberg_variations_aria.mp302_goldberg_variations_var_1.mp3
As formidable today as it was when first published in 1741, this Baroque masterpiece demands from the performer great virtuosity and restrained sensitivity in equal measures. Indeed, Bach’s enduring genius is in his unrivalled ability to reconcile dry academic and instrumental technique with transcendent beauty; mathematical perfection with profound compassion.
The new album is to be released on Eleven Kinds record label on the 21st December.
21 December 2017, 19:30
Album Launch at Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow. [Book ticket]