Bach. Goldberg Variations. Variatio 27


July 23, 2016


Bach at my side, Goldberg Variations


Variatio XXVII is the last canon of the work, at the ninth and in 6/8 time. This is the only canon where two manuals are specified not due to hand-crossing difficulties, and the only pure canon of the work, because it does not have a bass line.

Here I use the repeats as a chance to change sound. This is a typical way of performing in the baroque period.