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October 2023 Confirmed
The Goldberg Variations is a keyboard work by J. S. Bach considered by many to be one of the greatest musical compositions of all time. In this module, we will listen, analyze and discuss our way through the piece. We will begin with the background to the composition, and study the initial aria and the ground bass that underlies the entire piece. We will then work our way through each of the thirty variations, listening to a couple of performances of each and studying the score. Along the way we will discuss the basics of harmony and counterpoint. Our goal is that you come away with a deeper understanding of this remarkable piece of music and a greater appreciation of the genius of Bach.

Note: Ability to read music is not required for this module!

Required Texts

None.
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Days and Times

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays at 3:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

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