Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reimagined
Rachel Podger, Chad Kelly and Brecon Baroque
Imagining how Bach himself might have transformed the Goldberg Variations for a chamber ensemble, Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque present a pioneering new arrangement by Chad Kelly. Employing a variety of instrumental combinations from a typical Bach ensemble of single strings, oboe, flute, bassoon and harpsichord, these newly-crafted Goldbergs illuminate exquisite responses to the various historical genres inherent in Bach’s scores.
Bach’s outpouring of beauty in the Goldberg Variations has long captured audience’s imaginations - Chad Kelly, Rachel Podger and her fleet Brecon Baroque ensemble preserve the work’s exquisite intricacy whilst adding breadth, texture and colour to its emotional backdrop.
'Chad Kelly’s reworking for violinist Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque’s introduced a joyful lightness, delicate virtuosity and haunting beauty to the iconic keyboard work.’
This project was supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation.
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