- Saturday, Oct. 9, 8 PM Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside
- On-demand video, sent approximately 1 week after the concert
Bach Goldberg Variations
The Goldberg Variations, published in 1741 as “an Aria with diverse variations for the harpsichord with two manuals for the delight and entertainment of music lovers,” are the fourth and final volume of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Clavier-Übung (“keyboard practice”) collection. Bach’s last published word on keyboard playing, the Goldberg Variations are a brilliant display of compositional command and stylistic inventiveness, coupled with an unprecedented, acrobatic virtuosity and flat out humor.
Arthur Haas harpsichord