|Johann Sebastian Bach ||Goldberg Variations|
|Jean-Philippe Rameau ||La Triomphante|
|Maurice Ravel ||Tombeau de Couperin|
Bach’s fourth movement of his extensive 'Clavierübung', known as the Goldbergvariations
(1741) are, as many of Bach's major works, much loved by music fans and music researchers alike. Bach possessed a special ability to use mathematical and form technical means for emotional argumentation, a skill he shares with only few composers in music history.
However this emotional argumentation is not of passionate dramatic character, but rather a playing with human musical perception. The Goldbergvariations form a collection of 32 pieces all based on the same fixed 32-bar baseline. The parts are of very different nature; short and vehement, long and melancholic etcetera. Nevertheless the complete set has an atmosphere of airy joyfulness. The piece ends as it started: with an aria.
Calefax took the Goldbergvariations on several international tours, and their arrangement of the Goldbergvariations was also the starting point of the VILLA GOLDBERG dance performance (by choreographer Sanne van der Put) in which Calefax did not only play, but also acted and danced.
For a brief impression of VILLA GOLDBERG by/with Sanne van der Put:High resolution version (5,12 MB)Reduced version (0,59 MB)