Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October, Brecon Baroque Festival
Festival director and baroque violinist Rachel Podger performs the première of Chad Kelly’s arrangement of JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations for Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque.
The Goldberg Variations were filmed in the sun-drenched south transept of Brecon Cathedral. The transept dates from the 13th Century and its magnificent stone walls are adorned with 18th Century memorials, a fitting backdrop for Chad Kelly’s reimagining of JS Bach’s 1741 Goldberg Variations. The 32-movement work and the setting of Brecon Cathedral sit well together, with the wild and beguiling energy of the musicians and the mountains around them.