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Bach’s Goldberg Variations, In Full Swing

Andrea Lam

Jazz icon Paul Grabowsky joins pianist Andrea Lam to tackle one of the masterpieces of the piano repertoire for Musica Viva Australia.


Bach’s Goldberg Variations have captivated audiences for centuries, and it’s no wonder why. Few works are so perfectly formed, elegant in execution but breathtakingly complex in structure. In the best hands, it’s a work that’s deeply affecting, moving from joy to sorrow and back again – it’s little surprise that it’s inspired an astonishing array of interpretations and arrangements. For Musica Viva Australia, acclaimed pianist Andrea Lam and jazz legend Paul Grabowsky will each present their individual takes on the Goldberg Variations when they tour the country from June 11 – 25.