Sun | 9 August 2020 | 7:30 BST


with Rachel Fryer

Artists presenting these concerts have adhered to strict and rigorous social distancing guidelines and safety measures.

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Rachel Fryer has performed Bach’s Goldberg Variations many times over the years, and this has led her to Variations Down the Line, an exciting new project presenting Bach’s Variations interwoven with five 21st century responses, co-commissioned by JAM for this year’s festival.

In this first concert, Rachel will perform the first half of Bach’s Goldberg Variations (nos. 1-15) with world premieres of two sets of three variations composed by Samuel Becker and Julian Broughton.

Variations Down the Line I

JS Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Variation 1
Variation 2
Variation 3: Canone all’unisuono
Variation 4
Variation 5
Variation 6: Canone alla seconda

Samuel Becker: Variations Down the Line Nos. 1-3 (world premiere)
1. Lento Maestoso
2. Toccata
3. Canon 

JS Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Variation 7
Variation 8
Variation 9: Canone alla terza
Variation 10: Fugetta
Variation 11
Variation 12: Canone alla quarta

Julian Broughton: Variations Down the Line Nos. 4-6 (world premiere)
Szenen ‘am Bach’ to Rachel Fryer
1. Sarabande
2. Toccata
3. Canon a 4, free imitation

JS Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Variation 13
Variation 14
Variation 15: Canone alla quinta

Variations Down the Line - Interview with Composers

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