22 Jul 2020

VIDEO: NZSO - Goldberg Variations with Vesa-Matti Leppänen

From Music Alive, 12:00 pm on 22 July 2020

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 brings JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the Michael Fowler Centre, with the variations performed on a variety of instruments.

Enjoy the performance here:



BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin/director), Stephen De Pledge (fortepiano), members of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Recorded in the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert with video by the NZSO


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