Lars Vogt, one of the most talented and internationally acclaimed pianists, died on September 5, 2022, after a valiant struggle with cancer. He was 51. Baroque&Before remembers Lars Vogt with a live recital of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, one of the essentials of the keyboard repertoire, 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’s program was recorded live in concert November 21, 2018 in Oriol Marterell Hall in Barcelona’s Auditori. Classical music broadcaster Catalunya Música has made available this live concert recording to WFMT via our association with the European Broadcasting Union. We’ll be 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.