DATE AND VENUE
7 June 2007, Hagia Eirene Museum
MISCHA MAISKY director & violoncello
JULİAN RACHLİN violin
MAXİM RYSANOV viola
- J.S. Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Arrangement: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Lasts 75’; no interval.
Composed for harpsichord by J.S. Bach in 1740 as a remedy for the ‘sleepless’ nights of the Russian ambassador Count Carl von Keyserlingk, Goldberg Variations for string trio will be performed at the Festival with a refreshing new arrangement. Dedicated to pianist Glenn Gould, famous for his outstanding interpretations of this timeless work of art, this arrangement will be performed by Mischa Maisky who has recorded the entire Bach repertoire for cello; Julian Rachlin who has performed with nearly all the great orchestras of our time; and Maxim Rysanov distinguished among young cellists with his astonishing vigor. Celebrated as one of the most ground-breaking endeavors of music history after its release by Deutsche Grammophon in January and a worldwide tour, Goldberg Variations invites the audience to experience one of the pinnacles of music in the magnificent atmosphere of Hagia Eirene.