Variations 7, 8, and 9. Bach was a legendary improviser who could blow the socks off most jazz musicians today. This episode features a discussion with Dan Tepfer, a classically-trained jazz pianist and Bach lover who free improvises over the structure of the Goldberg Variations.
Photo credit: Josh Goleman.
Interview took place on August 29, 2019 over Zoom.
Musical recording credits, used with permission:
Bach: "Goldberg" Variations 7, 8, and 9, Dan Tepfer performing, recorded by Dan Tepfer, August 11, 2019; Reincken: Choralphantasie An Wasserflussen Babylon, Sietze de Vries performing, Leeuwarden, Germany, 2013; Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565, 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.