1741: Bach's Goldberg Variations

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Ticket Information

Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 at 7:30pm

Approximately 2 hours with intermission

Time
7:30 PM
Presented By
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Early Music
Description

Some works of music are simply so great that they become something more than music. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” composed near the end of his life, consists of an aria and 30 unbroken variations. Lasting over an hour, the work is an immersive experience during which the listener journeys through time and space, emerging at its conclusion changed and enlightened. Jeffrey Kahane, one of a handful of true masters of this monumental opus, offers his incomparable performance as well as a deeply fascinating exploration of the variations.

This performance begins with remarks on the piece by pianist Jeffrey Kahane, with excerpts performed by the Calidore String Quartet.


Ensemble Name
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Musicians
Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
Composers
Bach
Program

Bach Aria with Diverse Variations for Keyboard, BWV 988, "Goldberg Variations" (1741)


Venue
Alice Tully Hall
Location
1941 Broadway
New York, NY
Phone
212-875-5788