|Johann Sebastian Bach|
Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Lang Lang (Piano)
Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations stand alone in the piano literature as a work of unique artistry and brilliance. Lang Lang first began exploring this masterpiece more than 20 years ago and presents this record as the outcome of a long personal and emotional journey. Marking a new stage in Lang Lang’s artistic development, it is the project of a lifetime. Alongside a studio recording is a contrasting performance, a single take from a recital in Leipzig’s iconic St Thomas Church, where Bach worked and is now buried. The heart of this project is the deluxe edition – a unique, word-first offering with simultaneous studio & live recording.
“This isn’t just the most exceptional and creative work in the keyboard repertoire, it’s also the most multidimensional. […] It allows us to draw on everything we have within ourselves, but also makes us realise what’s missing and what we still have to learn.” Lang Lang