Pianist Peter Kairoff, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Music, will perform J. S. Bach’s monumental “Goldberg Variations”. This beautiful and hypnotic work is the most imposing work in variation form composed in the eighteenth century, and one that Bach himself particularly cherished. The range of emotions expressed within these variations is especially wide, from serene to joyful to anguished and back again. Bach also took special care with the overall order of the work, crafting a rigorously logical structure as a vehicle for the most personal and expressive expression. Dr. Kairoff will also take a few minutes to explain some aspects of how the music is put together, illuminating how Bach’s powerful intellect and profoundly expressive style are perfectly balanced.
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