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Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reimagined

Rachel Podger, Chad Kelly and Brecon Baroque

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Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reimagined - Rachel Podger, Chad Kelly and Brecon Baroque
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.

The Guardian:

'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.’

Find out more about Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reimagined and buy a copy at Out Here Music.

This project was supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation

Supported by Continuo Foundation

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