Erato/Warner Classics will release David Fray’s recent studio recording, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, on Friday, 26 November.. This will be the fourth instalment in Fray’s growing Bach discography, following recordings of solo Keyboard Concertos (BWV 1052, 1055, 1056, 1058), the Keyboard Concertos for 2, 3, and 4 pianos, and the Violin Sonatas with Renaud Capuçon.
Fray explains: “The Goldberg Variations are a real test. 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”.
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