Lunchtime Concert 1pm
Bach Goldberg variations
Sun, Moon, Stars
One of the great scholars of baroque music borrowed the words of Thomas Browne, written 100 years before this piece, to describe the Goldberg Variations: “an Hieroglyphical and shadowed lesson of the whole World, and creatures of God… that Harmony which intellectually sounds in the ears of God.”
Here Bach’s infinite inventiveness and sheer joy in creation are displayed in the brilliant transcription by Russian violinist Dmitri Sitkovetsky, using three string players to vary the texture and colour of Bach’s intricately woven lines.