Johann Sebastian Bach 1746, mit Rätselkanon (Ölgemälde von Elias Gottlob Haußmann) Bach’s famous “Goldberg Variations” are a perfect fit for the Turkish civil rights activist and pianist Fazıl Say in weißem Hemd Fazıl Say and today still seem like a divine revelation.


What to expect

Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations

Duration: around 65 minutes without a break


20 minutes before each performance in the foyer, we will tell you about the story of the evening.


Prices: EUR 52 | 28

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Reductions: U27 / Ö1 Intro / Club Ö1


a profound truth

There was only one truth for Johann Sebastian Bach: divine revelation, which manifested itself for him in every triad and canon. On the one hand, his Goldberg Variations are a profound truth in the form of a cosmos of pure counterpoint; on the other hand, they were simply a pleasant distraction for a count who had trouble sleeping. No pianist of our day could play this cycle with more verve and charisma than Fazıl Say.