The Goldberg Variations
and The Art of Fugue -
'... musical richness and instrumental knowledge ...'
Late in his life, J S Bach composed the Goldberg Variations, hoping that the sound of the two manual harpsichord would send Count von Keyserlingk to sleep.
With his usual ingenious invention, Bach put together some music, ending as it had begun. A two-manual harpsichord led the precedings, while the sleeping Count relied on the young Goldberg for reliable work at the harpsichord already mapped out by the mighty Bach. Sadly, Goldberg died, leaving Bach bereft of the expert who had understood the harpsichord's double movement and the way to manipulate its metal strings and wooden keys...
Copyright © 24 January 2012