Bach: Goldberg Variations – Parker Ramsay

September 27, 2020, 9:00 am

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Recorded in the unique acoustics of the King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England, this version of the Goldberg Variations was created by harpist Parker Ramsay in part to make a statement about the harp: “I wanted to show the world that the harp is an instrument of beauty, sincerity, and transcendence, standing alongside the keyboards and string instruments as a worthy vehicle for the music of Bach.” Ramsay’s career is distinguished by its breadth and crossing of instrumental boundaries and genres at the harp, organ, and harpsichord. He was the first American to hold the post of Organ Scholar at King’s College, from 2010–2013.