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 Goldberg Variations consists of an aria and 30 dazzling variations. As unlikely legend goes, Bach composed the Variations for Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, in order that he could soothe his employer’s insomnia. As Bach weaves through aria, dance, canon and arabesque, we as listeners are carried on a journey through a wealth of emotion, both calming and captivating.

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