Lara Downes will be presenting her recent project for solo piano, 13 Ways of Looking At the Goldberg this weekend at the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center on the U.C. Davis campus. She will play 13 recent compositions by various composers that are twenty first century variations on the iconic Goldberg aria, which Bach composed for use by his student Goldberg to help a wealthy patron get to sleep. The aria is a beautiful, lyrical theme on which Bach composed 30 variations. For those interested in finding out more as a preview for her concert (or simply for their own edification), listen to Dr. Paul's Classics show of Oct. 25. During the second half of this show, Paul and Lara Downes converse about this project, and about other upcoming events. Some tracks are played from her album. In the two subsequent shows, also during the second half, more tracks are sampled. Please go to mondaviarts.org for more information and/or for tickets. It should be a fabulous show.
Wed, 11/09/2011 - 4:02pm | Dr. Paul