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Classical Classroom

Oct 19, 2015

 Catalyst QuartetBachtoberfest continues! Catalyst Quartet members Karla Donehew-Perez and Karlos Rodriguez talk about famously eccentric (eccentrically famous?) performer and composer, Glenn Gould, his recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and Catalyst’s Gould-inspired arrangement of the Variations. Discussed: breakfast, order out of chaos, and who this “Goldberg” person was.


Music in this episode: 

  • “Aria da capo” from Gould’s 1955 and 1981 recordings, and from the Catalyst Quartet’s debut album, Bach/Gould Project.
  • Goldberg Variations from Catalyst’s CD

Audio production by Todd “Triffid” Hulslander with ingenious biological meddlings by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio.

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