The "Goldberg Variations" by J. S. Bach is a work of both beauty and complexity, in the midst of which a lighthearted joke is embedded deep within the music - perfect for the virtuoso playing of Canadian Brass. Hear that and more this week on The Bach Hour.
On the program:
Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 - Gottfried von der Goltz, violin and director; Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 226 (translation) - Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (selections) - Canadian Brass