Jeremy Denk's "J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations" Streaming in Full As NPR First Listen

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Pianist Jeremy Denk's recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations, is due out in the US September 30 (October 21 internationally). But no need to wait till then to hear it. The album is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen. "Whether this is your first encounter with this epic work or the 30th (40th? 50th?) version you've heard," says NPR Music's Anastasia Tsioulcas, "once you've entered the Denkian dimension, you won't want to leave."

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Pianist Jeremy Denk's recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations, is due out in the US September 30 (October 21 internationally). But there is no need to wait till then to hear it. The album is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen. "Whether this is your first encounter with this epic work or the 30th (40th? 50th?) version you've heard, once you've entered the Denkian dimension, you won't want to leave," exclaims NPR Music's Anastasia Tsioulcas.

"[H]ow Denk really seduces the listener, as well as the reader/viewer (the Nonesuch label is offering a DVD of "video liner notes" to accompany this album upon its release on Sept. 30), is in his explications of just what Bach is up to in what Denk has called, in [an essay for NPR], 'the generation of infinite possibility from a single piece of code,'" writes Tsioulcas. "There's grace and humor to spare, but also a fair amount of wild-eyed, mad-scientist machinations, and none of these elements escape Denk's attentions or his masterly touch."

Read more and listen to the complete album at npr.org/music.

Jeremy Denk's Goldberg Variations CD/DVD is available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store and includes a download of the complete album available on starting release day.

Denk, who joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for three performances over the weekend, is currently touring the United States, including upcoming performances of the Goldberg Variations in Chicago and DC, as well as 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. For details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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    Jeremy Denk's "J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations" Streaming in Full As NPR First Listen

    Pianist Jeremy Denk's recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations, is due out in the US September 30 (October 21 internationally). But there is no need to wait till then to hear it. The album is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen. "Whether this is your first encounter with this epic work or the 30th (40th? 50th?) version you've heard, once you've entered the Denkian dimension, you won't want to leave," exclaims NPR Music's Anastasia Tsioulcas.

    "[H]ow Denk really seduces the listener, as well as the reader/viewer (the Nonesuch label is offering a DVD of "video liner notes" to accompany this album upon its release on Sept. 30), is in his explications of just what Bach is up to in what Denk has called, in [an essay for NPR], 'the generation of infinite possibility from a single piece of code,'" writes Tsioulcas. "There's grace and humor to spare, but also a fair amount of wild-eyed, mad-scientist machinations, and none of these elements escape Denk's attentions or his masterly touch."

    Read more and listen to the complete album at npr.org/music.

    Jeremy Denk's Goldberg Variations CD/DVD is available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store and includes a download of the complete album available on starting release day.

    Denk, who joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for three performances over the weekend, is currently touring the United States, including upcoming performances of the Goldberg Variations in Chicago and DC, as well as 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. For details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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