At the heart of our online festival, we are delighted to present The Goldberg Variations Reimagined.
Yn galonog i’n gwyl arlein rydym yn falch iawn i gyflwyno The Goldberg Variations Reimagined.
The Festival’s Artistic Director, Rachel Podger, commissioned harpsichordist Chad Kelly to create an ambitious reimagining of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for nine instruments. Our online festival is available now, featuring our specially made film of the new arrangement, led by Rachel and Chad, with supporting documentary and interactive material.
The Times 5***** review, October 26
‘Filmed in the sunlit south transept of Brecon Cathedral, it’s a performance to revisit many times......The playing was exquisite.’
‘It was as though the intricate contrapuntal lines of the past 80 minutes had united, like streams joining a river that had finally reached the sea. The effect was glorious.’
Full details of how to buy tickets and view Brecon Baroque Festival 2020 Online are available now. There is a charge to view, with income going to ensure the festival’s future and to fund a CD recording of the Goldbergs by Rachel and Brecon Baroque.
The film was shot in Brecon Cathedral in August, and was amongst the earliest UK projects to bring musicians to work together as the Covid-19 lockdown eased.
Below are two short tasters to introduce the music, the festival and its background.