Joanna MacGregor: The Goldberg Variations
AboutBach's Goldberg Variations BWV 988 has become an iconic monument in Western music. On one level, it's simply a beautiful keyboard work, and on another, it's a Rubik's Cube of invention and architecture.
From its apocryphal backstory (based on a count's sleepless nights), to its labyrinthine structure, to the breakthrough recording by Glenn Gould, the Goldbergs carry a heavy load of compelling baggage.
Joanna MacGregor is inextricably connected with the music of Bach; her many performances include playing this cycle in the Albert Hall, at the invitation of John Eliot Gardner. Hear her play this wonderful work late night, in the much more intimate setting of the Great Hall.
Joanna MacGregor, the Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School & Festival, is one of the world's most innovative musicians, appearing as a concert pianist, curator, and collaborator. Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Professor of the University of London, she has performed in more than eighty countries.
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