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Pianist Angela Hewitt plays Bach’s Goldberg Variations on the heels of her second recording of the masterpiece

In the liner notes for her dazzling new recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations (Hyperion), Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt details each of the 28 pieces with casual erudition, dispatching technical observations with an easy familiarity that bleeds into something more personal. She writes of how with every onset of the 22nd Variation she gets “a feeling […]

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Friday: Christopher Taylor performs the Goldberg Variations

Pianist Christopher Taylor, an associate music prof at the University of Wisconsin, performs the Goldberg Variations on Friday at the University of Chicago. An opportunity to see the Goldbergs is always a treat, and Taylor is an outstanding pianist – his performance of Messiaen’s complete, immensely challenging “Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus,” one of his specialties, […]