Víkingur Ólafsson plays Bach

Víkingur Ólafsson plays Bach




75,000 notes, thirty variations, one beguiling melody - Bach’s great keyboard work for the harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg remains the most astonishing score of its kind ever created.

In examining a single tune from every possible angle, Bach married mathematical perfection to emotional exuberance and gave the world a piece of art that has revealed new truths to each generation.

Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson is arguably his generation’s finest interpreter of the Goldbergs, with a meticulous touch and clarity of expression in Bach’s music that has drawn thousands of new listeners to the composer.

‘Bach at the keyboard has rarely sounded so fresh, expressive and joyous’ wrote The Sunday Times of Olafsson’s recordings of the composer. Don’t miss this chance to hear him climb the Everest that is Bach’s Goldbergs, in the historic surroundings of Håkonshallen.