SPCO Principal Horn James Ferree’s chamber orchestra arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations completes our summer on-demand release series.
Originally conceived for solo keyboard, the Goldberg Variations is a monumental work full of color, intimacy and virtuosity. Ferree’s arrangement takes you on a personal tour of the individuals and instruments of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. With this approach, the ensemble transforms into an orchestra of soloists, at times featuring a string quartet here, a wind band there.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.