Music Alive for Wednesday 22 July 2020
7.30 NZSO LIVE: Goldberg Variations with Vesa-Matti Leppänen
BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin/director), Stephen De Pledge (fortepiano), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Considered “hauntingly beautiful and a work of genius,” by NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen, 'Goldberg Variations' was an artistic triumph for Bach. For three centuries the work has been arranged and interpreted for different instruments and ensembles. The NZSO plays JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations with the variations performed on a variety of instruments.
Broadcast live from the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert