'GOLDBERG' VARIATIONS by J S Bach
The Goldberg Variations were composed, said Bach ‘for connoisseurs, for the refreshment of their spirits’. His student, Forkel, reported that they were to ‘be of such a smooth and somewhat lively character that [one] might be a little cheered up by them in sleepless nights’. Rarely were such truer words written about music, or so frequently ratified by music lovers the world over. This towering masterpiece of the variation genre is paired with the perennial organ favourite, the ‘Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582’.
Josh van Konkelenberg, Organ
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