Lars Vogt & Bach’s Goldberg Variations

March 18, 2020, 10:00 pm

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One of the essentials from the keyboard repertoire, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations is far-reaching in the compendium of emotions and sentiments it embraces, offering endless possibilities for interpretation. The transparency, delicacy, and fantasy in the treatment of the theme and variations, not to mention perfection, puts the Goldberg Variations at the pinnacle of Bachian keyboard writing.

Tonight we’ll hear pianist Lars Vogt’s interpretation, recorded live in concert November 21, 2018 in Barcelona’s Auditori.

Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we are able to offer tonight’s program as a stream for 30 days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button below will appear below when the stream is available.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Lars Vogt, piano