In the spring of 2011, pianist Jeremy Denk gave two commanding performances of J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Denk's new recording of the exquisite works will be released September 30 on the Nonesuch label, accompanied by a DVD of video "liner notes" recorded by the artist. Below is an excerpt in which Mr. Denk explains Bach's great expertise in the composition of musical "curlicues, eddies, and whirlpools."
Don't miss Jeremy Denk's performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major with the San Francisco Symphony on November 13.
Jeremy Denk discusses the "streams and eddies" of Bach's Goldberg Variations in this excerpt from the DVD video "liner notes" to his recording of the work, out on Nonesuch September 30, 2013.