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The spirit of Johann Sebastian Bach is in the wings, with a supposed smile on his lips. When the ensemble performs its interpretation of his famous Goldberg Variations in new arrangements by Terje Tønnesen, the musicians move seamlessly between original movements and improvisation. As Bugge Wesseltoft says; ’The important thing is to let inspiration develop, to work towards finding a unique means of personal expression.’ Bach would have liked it.
Please enjoy Bugge Wesseltoft’s magic hands in this film from Risør Chamber Music Festival:
And here is the original Bach piece in Glenn Gould’s famous recoding from 1956:
A part of Point Music Festival
Throughout Point Music Festival 23-26 May, the Gothenburg Concert Hall will be transformed. With sound, lighting and design, we’ll create an atmosphere where anything can happen. An atmosphere where music, dance, performing art and other art forms meet in new, unexpected ways, sweeping the audience into an adventure. Buy the festival pass that suits you the best or pick your favourite performances!
Point Music Festival is conducted with the support of the Sten A Olsson foundation for Research and Culture.
Prepare your visit
Here you will find all the important information you may need for your visit to the Point Music Festival.