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30 Bach: The Goldberg Variations Podcast

Mar 5, 2021

While the Goldbergs are most often heard today on the piano, the piece was written for the double-manual harpsichord. There are advantages to playing the piece on harpsichord, and tricks a harpsichordist can pull to create unusual effects. The instrument offers surprising flexibility to conjure all sorts of textures in the music. Harpsichordists Kristian Nyquist and Mahan Esfahani discuss.