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J.S. Bach: The Goldberg Variations with James Richman House Concert

Saturday, May 7 2016 8pm – Flower Mound (Casa-M) 

Golberg Aria Anna Magdalena Notebook 1725The “Goldberg” Variations – Bach’s greatest single harpsichord work, which raised the standard of the theme and variations form forever, is performed by Artistic Director James Richman on the harpsichord with two keyboards specified by the composer.

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work written for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. The Variations are named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer.

Experience what Theater Jones called the “Royal Treatment” of the Dallas Bach Society House Concert series, with exquisite music and gracious hospitality to be enjoyed up close and personal – just as in the great salons. Available as a stand–alone subscription, or add–on to your traditional concert series season subscription.  Food, adult beverages, valet parking all included with these concerts in addition to the great music!

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Subscription price is $75 each.
Regular stand-alone price $100.00 each

Richman head shotJames Richman, Artistic Director of the Dallas Bach Society, is a prominent harpsichordist and fortepianist, as well as one of today’s leading conductors of Baroque music and opera. The first musician since Leonard Bernstein to graduate Harvard, Juilliard, and the Curtis Institute of Music, James Richman studied conducting with Max Rudolf and Herbert Blomstedt, piano with Rosina Lhevinne and Mieczyslaw Horszowski, and harpsichord with Albert Fuller and Kenneth Gilbert. He holds a degree in the History of Science magna cum laude from Harvard College. A recipient of the prestigious United States-France Exchange Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he was made a chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1995, in recognition of his contributions to the field of music. James Richman has been a prizewinner in four international competitions for early keyboard instruments, including first prize in the Bodky Competition of the Cambridge Society of Early Music, laureate of the Bruges Harpsichord Competition and bronze medal in the Paris Harpsichord Competition of the Festival Estival and in the First International Fortepiano Competition (Paris). In appearances at the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Spoleto Festival USA, the E. Nakamichi Baroque Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival, as well as in regular series in New York, he has organized and conducted revivals of stage works by Handel, Gluck, Purcell, J.C. Bach, Monteverdi, and seven operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau. He has recorded for Nonesuch, Newport Classic, Centaur, Vox and New World records, and his live performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #6 is featured on National Public Radio’s Bach CD, along with recordings of James Galway, Yo- YoMaandChristopherHogwood. HeisalsoArtisticDirectorofNewYork’sConcert Royal ensemble, which appears annually with the Choir of Men and Boys at Saint Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue in the performances of Messiah and the great works of Bach and Purcell.

Ticket pricing:

Subscription price is $75 each.
Regular stand-alone price $100.00 each

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