Rhosygilwen Proms-Bach, Cello, Guitar, Violin
Sunday, August 26
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Tim Hugh has this year assembled a trio of cello, guitar and violin (David Juritz) to perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations together with poetry readings by Brenda Squires.
The variations take their name from a harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg who is likely to have been their first regular performer. Bach’s set of 30 variations have fascinated composers, musicians and audiences ever since their publication in 1741.
Although Bach intended the work for an instrument with two keyboards, the variations are now more often performed on the piano where they present formidable technical challenges with hands crossing and fingers colliding as they move up and down the modern instrument’s single keyboard.
Following a long tradition of arranging and re-orchestrating instrumental repertoire, the violinist David Juritz has produced his own transcription of the variations for guitar, violin and cello in which he will be joined by one of UK’s leading classical guitarists, and Principal Cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra and Tchaikovsky Competition winner, Tim Hugh.
Watch Bach’s Goldberg on guitar. Please note this concert does not feature Josef Eotvos.