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The Goldberg Variations: The Double Manual Experience

The Goldberg Variations: The Double Manual Experience

Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Show location on map

Christopher Taylor, piano

When J. S. Bach wrote The Goldberg Variations, he specified that they were to be played on an instrument with two manuals, or keyboards. The Metropolitan Museum’s Musical Instruments collection is home to one of only 60 double manual pianos ever made. The brilliant Christopher Taylor has actively promoted the rediscovery of this unique instrument, and performs Bach’s most ambitious work in its entirety, on a Bösendorfer double manual ca. 1940 piano—a new twist on what Bach had intended. 

This program is in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Musical Instruments.

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

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Above: Christopher Taylor. Photo courtesy of the artist. 


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