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    Nonesuch Releases Jeremy Denk’s Recording of Bach’s "Goldberg" Variations September 30 with DVD of Video Liner Notes from Denk

    Nonesuch releases pianist Jeremy Denk’s recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations on September 30, 2013 (October 21 internationally), available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store. A companion DVD accompanies the album and contains video “liner notes,” with Denk demonstrating passages on the piano as he explains certain details of the iconic piece. (Watch an excerpt below.) The beloved Bach work has long been a staple of Denk’s repertoire and his performances have received critical praise. The New York Times has remarked on his “profound affinity with Bach,” and the Philadelphia Inquirer called Denk’s performance of this piece “mesmerizing,” noting that his “Bach is expressive, but not fussy or overthought. Technically unbothered by the work’s more explosive spots and remarkably fluid in its scurrying passage work, he was able to make connections between and among bits of material that sometimes occur many seconds apart.” 

    Denk plays in 15 US cities this fall, including a performance of the Goldberg Variations in Boston, Chicago, and DC and four nights in Davies Hall, one at Carnegie Hall, and one at the Krannert Center (in Champaign-Urbana) with the San Francisco Symphony playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503. See below for the currently scheduled US dates; for details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Writing for NPR’s Deceptive Cadence blog last year, Denk said, “The best reason to hate the Goldberg Variations—aside from the obvious reason that everyone asks you all the time which of the two [Glenn Gould] recordings you prefer—is that everybody loves them.” He continued, “Yes, I’m suspicious of the Goldbergs’ popularity. Classical Music is not really supposed to be that popular. I worried for years that I would be seduced into playing them, and would become like all the others—besotted, cultish—and that is exactly what happened. I have been assimilated into the Goldberg Borg.”

    Jeremy Denk has established himself as one of today’s most thoughtful and compelling artists. He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and London. This past season included a return to Carnegie Hall in recital, as part of 13-city tour of the US, as well as a performance of Bach’s complete set of six keyboard concertos in a single evening at Lincoln Center.

    Denk’s previous releases include a recording of music by Charles Ives, released on his own Think Denk Media label, and a Nonesuch album of works by Beethoven and Ligeti. He also is an avid chamber musician and a respected writer, both on his blog and in such publications as The New Yorker. Denk is expanding a recent article in that publication into a book that will be published by Random House.

    JEREMY DENK 2013 US CONCERTS

    Sep 15 Gardner Museum, Calderwood Hall solo Boston, MA
    Sep 20–22 Ulhein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts w/ Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Milwaukee, WI
    Sep 27 Macky Auditorium, Concert Hall w/ CU Symphony
    Boulder, CO
    Oct 4 Memorial Chapel solo Schenectady, NY
    Oct 5 Sleepy Hollow High School solo
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Oct 6 Museum at Bethel Woods solo Bethel, NY
    Oct 12 Kennedy Center Terrace Theater solo Washington, DC
    Oct 13 Symphony Center solo Chicago, IL
    Nov 7–10 Davies Symphony Hall w/ San Francisco Symphony San Francisco, CA
    Nov 14 Carnegie Hall w/ San Francisco Symphony New York, NY
    Nov 15 Krannert Center w/ San Francisco Symphony Champaign-Urbana, IL
    Nov 20 Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center solo Kennesaw, GA
    Nov 24 Performing Arts Center, Purchase College w/ Westchester Philharmonic Purchase, NY
    Nov 29&30 Ordway Center w/ Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Saint Paul, MN
    Dec 1 St. Andrew's Lutheran Church w/ Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Mahtomedi, MN
    Dec 6&7 Music Hall w/ Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Cincinnati, OH
           

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Nonesuch Releases Jeremy Denk’s Recording of Bach’s "Goldberg" Variations September 30 with DVD of Video Liner Notes from Denk

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Nonesuch releases pianist Jeremy Denk's recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations on September 30 (October 21 internationally), available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store. The album includes a companion DVD with video "liner notes," on which Denk demonstrates passages on the piano as he explains certain details of the iconic piece. Watch an excerpt here. The New York Times has remarked on Denk's "profound affinity with Bach," and the Philadelphia Inquirer has called his performance of the Goldberg Variations "mesmerizing." Denk plays in 15 US cities this fall including a performance of the Goldberg Variations in Boston, Chicago, and DC and concerts with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Krannert Center.

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Nonesuch releases pianist Jeremy Denk’s recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations on September 30, 2013 (October 21 internationally), available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store. A companion DVD accompanies the album and contains video “liner notes,” with Denk demonstrating passages on the piano as he explains certain details of the iconic piece. (Watch an excerpt below.) The beloved Bach work has long been a staple of Denk’s repertoire and his performances have received critical praise. The New York Times has remarked on his “profound affinity with Bach,” and the Philadelphia Inquirer called Denk’s performance of this piece “mesmerizing,” noting that his “Bach is expressive, but not fussy or overthought. Technically unbothered by the work’s more explosive spots and remarkably fluid in its scurrying passage work, he was able to make connections between and among bits of material that sometimes occur many seconds apart.” 

Denk plays in 15 US cities this fall, including a performance of the Goldberg Variations in Boston, Chicago, and DC and four nights in Davies Hall, one at Carnegie Hall, and one at the Krannert Center (in Champaign-Urbana) with the San Francisco Symphony playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503. See below for the currently scheduled US dates; for details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Writing for NPR’s Deceptive Cadence blog last year, Denk said, “The best reason to hate the Goldberg Variations—aside from the obvious reason that everyone asks you all the time which of the two [Glenn Gould] recordings you prefer—is that everybody loves them.” He continued, “Yes, I’m suspicious of the Goldbergs’ popularity. Classical Music is not really supposed to be that popular. I worried for years that I would be seduced into playing them, and would become like all the others—besotted, cultish—and that is exactly what happened. I have been assimilated into the Goldberg Borg.”

Jeremy Denk has established himself as one of today’s most thoughtful and compelling artists. He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and London. This past season included a return to Carnegie Hall in recital, as part of 13-city tour of the US, as well as a performance of Bach’s complete set of six keyboard concertos in a single evening at Lincoln Center.

Denk’s previous releases include a recording of music by Charles Ives, released on his own Think Denk Media label, and a Nonesuch album of works by Beethoven and Ligeti. He also is an avid chamber musician and a respected writer, both on his blog and in such publications as The New Yorker. Denk is expanding a recent article in that publication into a book that will be published by Random House.

JEREMY DENK 2013 US CONCERTS

Sep 15 Gardner Museum, Calderwood Hall solo Boston, MA
Sep 20–22 Ulhein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts w/ Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Milwaukee, WI
Sep 27 Macky Auditorium, Concert Hall w/ CU Symphony
Boulder, CO
Oct 4 Memorial Chapel solo Schenectady, NY
Oct 5 Sleepy Hollow High School solo
Sleepy Hollow, NY
Oct 6 Museum at Bethel Woods solo Bethel, NY
Oct 12 Kennedy Center Terrace Theater solo Washington, DC
Oct 13 Symphony Center solo Chicago, IL
Nov 7–10 Davies Symphony Hall w/ San Francisco Symphony San Francisco, CA
Nov 14 Carnegie Hall w/ San Francisco Symphony New York, NY
Nov 15 Krannert Center w/ San Francisco Symphony Champaign-Urbana, IL
Nov 20 Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center solo Kennesaw, GA
Nov 24 Performing Arts Center, Purchase College w/ Westchester Philharmonic Purchase, NY
Nov 29&30 Ordway Center w/ Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Saint Paul, MN
Dec 1 St. Andrew's Lutheran Church w/ Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Mahtomedi, MN
Dec 6&7 Music Hall w/ Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Cincinnati, OH
       
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