They say that Bach wrote his Goldberg Variations to soothe a sleepless nobleman. A timeless melody unlocks a chain of musical puzzles; beautiful, intricate and endlessly fascinating, pianists have been drawn to them for centuries. Pavel Kolesnikov has paired them with equally timeless masterworks by Schumann and Beethoven -“It is rare to be so transported” said one critic.
Schumann Kinderszenen, Op.15 (1838)
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.30 in E major, Op.109
Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
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