May 3rd 2016
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Dart Music Festival – Friday 13 May 2016

FRIDAY 13 MAY 3:00pm at St Saviour’s Church I am so excited to be appearing at the Dart Music Festival 2016. Programme: Beethoven Piano Sonata in D minor, op. 31 no. 2 ‘The Tempest’ Schubert Impromptus D.809 op.90 No. 2 in E-flat, Allegro No. 3 in G-flat, Andante No. 4 in A-flat, Allegretto The Dart Music Festival is free ...
February 7th 2016
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Goldberg Project

In July 2016, Reiko will be embarking on her Goldberg Project. Over the next year, Reiko Fujisawa takes on JS Bach’s magnificent ‘Goldberg Variations’ BWV 988, and will perform this work across the country, in a variety of performance venues. Upheld as one of the greatest examples of variation form, the ...
February 4th 2016
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Bach and Derby

As my concert at Derby Cathedral approaches, I have been thinking more and more about how Bach is important to the area. It is quite well known that Handel was a regular visitor to Derbyshire, particularly to the River Dove area. In fact, he is thought to have written his Messiah ...
February 3rd 2016
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Gould and Bach: ‘neither end nor beginning’

In an earlier post, I wrote about Glenn Gould’s recording of the Goldberg Variations (released in 1956). Here is an excerpt of Gould’s own liner notes for his recording. It makes very complicated reading! But nonetheless interesting, and I particularly like the ending: “...It is, in short, music which observes neither ...
February 3rd 2016
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‘Don’t panic!’ Jeremy Denk and the Goldbergs

The wonderful American pianist Jeremy Denk paired up with NPR for their exploration of the Goldberg Variations in 2012. Some of the thoughts are very enlightening! Here is a little extract about his article on Variation 17:   Yes: With all the talk of transcendence, sometimes one forgets the Goldbergs  are a ...

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