Goldberg Variations (J.S. Bach) by Nicolas Delort
The first piece in Nicolas Delort’s "Classical Series" is his personal interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's “Goldberg Variations”. Story has it that Bach composed the Variations at the behest of one Count Kaiserling, who suffered terrible insomnia. The Count's assistant, Mr. Goldberg, was to play the Variations to help him fall asleep. And so, night after night, the Count would request Goldberg to play the Variations which, over time, came to be known as the Goldberg Variations.
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Music: excerpt from J.S. Bach: "Open" Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Piano) performed by Kimiko Ishizaka and used under a Creative Commons license. Purchase or download the music here: http://tinyurl.com/pwlturq