Bach: Goldberg Variations

David Fray adds a landmark of the solo keyboard repertoire to his Bach discography: the Goldberg Variations. “The Goldberg Variations are a real test,” he says. “They are the work of a lifetime, perhaps a work about life itself … a kind of rite of passage, a journey. Every element of human life is in them … When you play the theme again after the 30 variations, in its original purity, it is as if you’re at the end of your life, looking back over everything that has happened in the last hour-and-a-half. Few works give such a sense of eternity”.


David Fray to Play Schubert in New John Neumeier Ballet

David Fray to Play Schubert in New John Neumeier Ballet

Ghost Light, the first ballet created for the times of corona, will premiere in Hamburg this month before traveling to Baden Baden for four performances on October 8th through 11th. Arte will stream the performances live. The ballet is set to Schubert’s piano...

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For his milestone recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, David Fray has chosen to record in a place very special to his heart: Chapelle de Piétat, the beloved chapel of his childhood hometown.