, Start Time: 14:30 Stromness Town Hall Church Road, Stromness KW16 3BA
CHRISTIAN IHLE HADLAND Piano
J. S. BACH The Goldberg Variations
What better work to fit neatly with a Festival theme of "re-imagining" than the virtuosic tour de force of reinvention by the great master J. S. Bach all derived
from a single theme. The ingenuity of this iconic work is matchless and, as well as a compositional lesson in variation form, it is a technical workout for the performer
requiring high virtuosity and stamina. Bach himself writes at the beginning of the score that this "keyboard exercise" is "composed for connoisseurs, for the refreshment of their spirits". The aria and 30 variations are far beyond an exercise and have become a landmark piece of repertoire for keyboard.
Christian Ihle Hadland is one of Norway's great pianists of today and a former BBC New Generation Artist. He is particularly noted for his delicate virtuosity and
thoughtful approach and has won critical acclaim all over the world.
Approximately 1 hour 10 mins
Tickets £17, £14, £10 Concessions £13, £11, £8
Stromness Town Hall
Church Road KW16 3BA
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