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Víkingur Ólafsson

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Goldberg Variations

Vikingur Ólafsson is an exceptional pianist! Virtuoso and sensitive, of course, but also particularly inspired in his choice of concert programmes. The music finds its strength under Ólafsson’s musical prowess: it speaks to us, moves us and, above all, transforms us. With Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the Icelandic pianist invites you on a journey to the heart of one of the greatest masterpieces of keyboard compositions. As fascinated by Bach’s language as his predecessor Glenn Gould (who recorded three versions of the Goldberg Variations!), Ólafsson delivers his own version of the 30 variations, revealing their architecture and poetry. A recital not to be missed, in the exceptional acoustics of the Henry Le Boeuf Hall.