Sun 2/11 @ 4PM
Sun 2/18 @ 4PM
Cleveland’s Les Delices baroque chamber ensemble is hosting a pair of special concerts, which feature harpsichordist and Oberlin Conservatory Associate Professor of Harpsichord Mark Edwards playing Bach’s 1741 Goldberg Variations in their entirety which it says, “have been likened to summiting a musical Mount Everest.” Well, except far fewer people have died.
“This monumental work has inspired generations of harpsichordists not only for the technical virtuosity it demands but also for the pathos, ingenious counterpoint, and formal perfection of its aria and thirty variations,” they say, adding that “Edwards has been probing the structural intricacies of the work for years and recently recorded the Variations on eight different harpsichords from Oberlin’s keyboard collection for a forthcoming album on the Naxos label.” We’re guessing he’ll only be bringing one to these performances, on Sunday February 11 at First Congregational Church in Hudson, and on Sunday February 18 at Heights Theater in Cleveland Heights.
Get tickets here.