Variations 1, 2, 3. Our first stop is in Vienna, Austria with Professor Christopher Hinterhuber, a celebrated pianist for whom the Goldberg Variations has been a consistent source of inspiration. Hinterhuber connects variations 1, 2, and 3 to musical traditions such as the polonaise, and shows how Bach's music exists in relation to his predecessors.
Interview and performance recorded October 25, 2017 in Vienna, Austria.
Photo credit: Nancy Horowitz.
Additional musical credits, used with permission:
"Premier bransle de Bourgongne," Zdeněk Seidl performing, published November 21, 2019; Bach, Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540, James Kibbie performing, sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance with generous support from Dr. Barbara Furin Sloat in honor of J. Barry Sloat, additional support provided by the Office of Vice-President for Research, the University of Michigan; Chopin, Polonaise-Fantasie, op. 61, Hugo Kitano performing, published December 26, 2018 .