Bach: Goldberg Variations – Zhu Xiao-Mei

Author: Accentus Music GmbH

Including the documentary “The Return is the Movement of Tao – Zhu Xiao‐Mei and the Goldberg Variations” by Michel Mollard.

  • CC20313 Front Cover | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    CC20313 Front Cover © Accentus Music

  • Zhu Xiao-Mei | Copyright: © Martin Jehnichen, Accentus Music

    Zhu Xiao-Mei © Martin Jehnichen, Accentus Music

  • Zhu Xiao-Mei | Copyright: © Martin Jehnichen, Accentus Music

    Zhu Xiao-Mei © Martin Jehnichen, Accentus Music

Zhu Xiao‐Mei ranks among the greatest pianists of our times and is one of the most renowned interpreters of J. S. Bach’s music. The Goldberg Variations stood at the beginning of her international career and represent the “greatest musical encounter” of her life.

“It is a universal piece of music that knows no frontiers”, this is the message of her extraordinary playing which is being celebrated in concert halls around the world. Her unique interpretation has now been captured on DVD for the first time. The live recording was produced at her critically acclaimed concert at the Leipzig Bach Festival at J. S. Bach’s final resting place in St. Thomas Church in 2014.

Michel Mollard’s exquisite documentary “The Return is the Movement of Tao. Zhu Xiao‐Mei and the Goldberg Variations“ complements the concert recording. Mollard accompanies the pianist to concerts as well as to the reclusiveness of the French Alps and offers insights to the mind of a fascinating artist and her vision of the Goldberg Variations. The film has won the award for “Best Essay” at the International Film of Films on Art in Montréal, 2015.

“One must imperatively have heard Zhu Xiao-Mei play the Goldberg Variations: it’s as simple as that!” Le Figaro

ACC20313 (DVD) : 4260234830767

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Co-Production Company ZDF
Assoc. Prod. Company Arte
Soloist Zhu Xiao-Mei
Director Paul Smaczny
English title of music work The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach



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