We saw pianist Jeremy Denk perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations as part of the San Diego Symphony‘s Chamber Music Series. I know most people consider classical music a yawn but you don’t have to know or even like classical music to have appreciated Denk’s performance.
The piece he played was an Aria with Thirty Variations that Bach wrote in 1742. So, first off, I find it fascinating that music written almost 300 years ago is still not only relevant but also considered one of the greatest works ever written. Denk performed flawlessly for 45 minutes without any music; he had the entire piece memorized! We watched in absolute awe – I knew I was witnessing a great talent who had obviously spent countless hours practicing. I truly admire people who have the passion and patience to accomplish such greatness.
If you have a chance to see a pianist in person, try to get seats with a view of their hands. I know you will appreciate and be inspired by the combination of God given talent and hard work of these musicians.
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