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Bach's Goldberg Variations

Janine Jansen (violin), Nimrod Guez (viola), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello) play Bach's Goldberg Variations at the 2015 Le Sion Festival in Switzerland. Plus works by Purcell and Croft.

Ian Skelly introduces a performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Bach's dazzling work, an aria and thirty variations for keyboard is played in an arrangement for string trio at the cultural centre in Sion in the Valais, a former fish warehouse by the side of the river in this small town in Switzerland.

Purcell
Evening Hymn
Robert Crowe (male soprano), Michael Eberth (harpsichord)
rec. Convent of Merciful Brothers, Brno

Bach arr Sitkovetsky
Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Janine Jansen (violin), Nimrod Guez (viola), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
rec. Ferme-Asile Artistic and Cultural Centre, Valais, Switzerland

William Croft
A Hymn of Divine Music
Robert Crowe (male soprano), Michael Eberth (harpsichord)

Photo of Jansen, Guez, Altstaedt at Ferme-Asile (c) Claude Dussez.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Evening Hymn

    Performer: Michael Ebert. Singer: Robert Crowe.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (arr Dmitry Sitkovetsky)

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Nimrod Guez. Performer: Nicolas Altstaedt.
  • William Croft

    A Hymn of Divine Music

    Performer: Michael Ebert. Singer: Robert Crowe.

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