Bach. Goldberg Variations. Variatio 8


May 08, 2016


Bach at my side, Goldberg Variations


This is another two-part hand-crossing variation, in 3/4 time. Here both hands play at the same part of the keyboard, one above the other. This is relatively easy to perform on a two-manual harpsichord, but quite difficult to do on a piano.

I am using the repeats as a way to show the different parts: a series of 16th notes counterposing to a series of 8th notes. The first time, I underline the first, the second the latter.