An opportunity to hear the complete Goldberg Variations by J S Bach, performed by pianist Graham Fitch
Long regarded as the most serious and ambitious work for keyboard, the Goldberg Variations display Bach’s exceptional knowledge of the many different styles of music of his day, and his own exquisite performing techniques. Originating from a simple idea – a beautiful aria over a repeating bass – the thirty variations present the history of Baroque music in microcosm: lavish displays of fashionable expressive elements of the high Baroque, with just a hint of Classical idealism, together with magnificent structure and formal beauty.
Acclaimed pianist, teacher and writer Graham Fitch has performed the Goldberg Variations on numerous occasions across four continents to rapturous acclaim.
The performance will be followed by a talk and audience discussion/Q&A with the performer, chaired by classical music blogger Frances Wilson (AKA The Cross-Eyed Pianist), which promises to offer fascinating insights into Bach’s wondrous music and the pleasures and challenges of performing it.
Take advantage of this special ticket offer and enjoying priority booking at a discounted price (£14 instead of £18 – limited offer).
Date: Friday 17th March 2017, 7pm Venue: Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London NW3 (just a short walk from Hampstead tube station).
The performance will last approximately 80 minutes. There will be an interval with refreshments before the Q&A session.
All profits from ticket sales will be donated to BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine).