Lang Lang, one of the world’s leading figures in modern classical music and star of Channel 4s ‘The Piano’, will take to the stage for two exceptional performances this autumn, as he masterfully recreates one of the greatest masterpieces of keyboard literature, Bach’s The Goldberg Variations. Lang Lang The Goldberg Variations brings to life Lang Lang’s ‘The Goldberg Variations’ album in a thrilling live environment, and the shows can be experienced on 27 October at Birmingham Symphony Hall and 30 October at Manchester Bridgewater Hall.
‘I’ve been studying this work for more than 20 years, and recording it has been a lifelong dream, I’ve never spent so much time on one piece,’ explains Lang Lang of The Goldberg Variations. ‘I’ve moved into new terrain with the Goldberg Variations and really immersed myself fully in this project.”
The Goldberg Variations is, in the words of musicologist John Gillespie, ‘the crowning achievement of the Baroque keyboard’. On one level it is simply a beautiful piece of keyboard music; on another, its construction and inventiveness make it resemble a musical Rubik’s Cube. As a pianist, Lang Lang went on a long and inspirational process to feel the depth and beauty of this outstanding piece of musical craftmanship from Bach. ‘The Goldberg Variations are exceptional: this is the most creative and, crucially, the most multidimensional work in the keyboard repertoire,’ says Lang Lang; and for two extraordinary evenings, Lang Lang will traverse his audiences through this mesmerising and breathtaking Bach journey.
Lang Lang The Goldberg Variations is not to be missed.
Tickets from £35 plus fees.
Category: Live Music | Classical
General Admission: GBP 35.0
Artists : Lang Lang