A Musical Odyssey
The Goldberg Variations

Leon Schelhase

Leon Schelhase


Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988


The renowned Goldberg Variations have been admired for generations and comprise Bach’s most popular work for the keyboard. Plumbing the depths of musical possibility offered by the opening Aria, Bach takes us on an extended musical odyssey. Winner of the American Bach Soloists’ Goldberg Prize, harpsichordist Leon Schelhase brings this work to life with virtuosity.

Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

Read the Program Notes

Running time: Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission

Richard & Beth Ayres, underwriters


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