No 145 Goldberg Variations

Sat 22nd June 2019  »  10:30 pm
Bach and Dresden

– J. S. Bach: Präludium, Fuge und Allegro Es-Dur, BWV 998 – J. S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen, BWV 988

Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord)

Ticket price: € 52,00
reduced: € 47,00

A series of variations for sleepless nights? So, at least, says the myth of the origins of the »Goldberg Variations«. Bach, according to his first biographer Forkel, wrote this aria with 30 variations for a diplomat in Dresden who suffered from insomnia and passed away the nightly hours with musical offerings from his resident harpsichordist, Goldberg. Fiction or fact? Pierre Hantaï will be performing this unique cycle at a late hour – and there will be no danger of falling asleep!