Bach. Goldberg Variations. Variatio 19


November 12, 2016


Bach at my side, Goldberg Variations


Variation 19 is a dance-like three-part variation in 3/8 time. The same sixteenth note figuration is continuously employed and variously exchanged between each of the three voices. This variation incorporates the rhythmic model of variation 13 (complementary exchange of quarter and sixteenth notes) with variations 1 and 2 (syncopations)

In my performance, I use the repeats to show different voices in the same measures: the first time, I underline the continuous flow of 16th notes, the second I underline the melody, with the many syncopations.