Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1981

Sunday, May 24, 1981
8 pm
1981, third concert

Third in a series of eight concerts entitled 'Bach at St Cecilia's Hall', given at St Cecilia's Hall in the summer of 1981.


Peter Williams - harpsichord

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


The Goldberg Variations (Clavierübung IV, c.1742) ... J.S. Bach (1685-1750)


Instrument / Organ Specification: 
12-page grey series booklet
Programme Notes: 

No programme notes but each variation is listed (with time signature) as a dance, an arabesque or a canon. 
Lecture in advance of the concert given by Michael Turnbull at 7 pm in the Laigh Room.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets £1.50 (season ticket £8), Student tickets 75p, on sale at the Edinburgh Bookshop, George Street
[Reid] Professor: 
Faculty of Music, University of Edinburgh

A recording of the Taskin instrument used for the Goldberg Variations has been recently issued by the Friends of St Cecilia's Hall as one of the pair of French harpsichords used by Lucy Carolan and Peter Williams for Mozart's D major Sonata (known familiarly as the Sonata for Two Pianos).  The recording also includes the G major Variations played on the Backers piano (see sixth concert, 6 June 1981).

Harpsichord maintenance by John Barnes and Grant O'Brien.  Low pitch (a=c415Hz).

Light refreshments in the Laigh Room after the lecture, tickets £1.50.   During the interval coffee and biscuits will be on sale in the Laigh Room by kind assistance of the Friends of St Cecilia's Hall.