At last, we bring it all together with the return of the aria. It's the same place we began, and yet it feels different, colored by the journey. A journey through many different worlds, different places, different people's lives. Lowry Yankwich plays the final aria.
Recorded by Lowry Yankwich
Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria, Lowry Yankwich performing, May 11, 2021, Stinson Beach, CA; Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria and Variation 28, Borromeo String Quartet performing, March 18, 2018; Bach: "Goldberg" Variations 16, 17, and 18, Jeffrey Ladeur performing, San Francisco, CA, July 2, 2019; Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria, HieYon Choi performing, August 6, 2018.
Musical recordings, used with permission:
João Luiz: 7 Meetings I. Free and Morbid, João Luiz and Bridget Kibbey performing, August 20, 2020, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzn-tts8KHw; Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 13, Angela Hewitt performing (2015 recording), courtesy of Hyperion Records Ltd, London; Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria, Kristian Nyquist performing, produced by Le Chant de Linos and recorded in Colmar, France.
Pixinguinha and João De Barro: "Carinhoso," Orlando Silva performing, https://open.spotify.com/track/2L8ZL8y6CtEkmNV1KE5ZBS?si=7e488473331343fc.