It’s hard to believe that Bach’s Goldberg Variations disappeared from view for 150 years. This work is now an extraordinary landmark for pianists and audiences alike.
New Zealand’s leading classical pianist Michael Houstoun plays with “barely a pause and a magnificent sureness” and captures all the variations in mood and power. He calls the work “a product of Bach’s superbrain” and brings his own warmth and intensity, his sense of changing mood, of virtuoso speed and deep reflection. A concert to be treasured.