Variation 30. In the last variation of the Goldbergs, Bach returns home, to a tradition of his family: creating mashups.
Interview with and performance by German pianist Lennart Felix, with additional commentary by Kristian Nyquist, Angela Hewitt, Jeremy Denk, and Philip Kennicott.
Interview recorded October 24, 2017.
Musical recordings, used with permission:
Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 30, Lennart Felix performing, 2015, courtesy of Lennart Felix and Francesco Burns.
"Jaane Kya Chahe Mann Bawra/Burn," Stanford Raagapella performing, available at https://open.spotify.com/artist/7biaLUJ0zBroX0Wj4hfiU9?si=j3VrLNcMRsaZZAZzsT70FA; Bach: Quodlibet, BWV 524, Leonhardt Consort performing, licensed to Youtube by WMG on behalf of Teldec Classics International.