Pianist Chiyan Wong shows masterful touch in Bach-Busoni Goldberg Variations, but adds some questionable ornamentation

//Pianist Chiyan Wong shows masterful touch in Bach-Busoni Goldberg Variations, but adds some questionable ornamentation

Pianist Chiyan Wong shows masterful touch in Bach-Busoni Goldberg Variations, but adds some questionable ornamentation

Anyone expecting a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete Goldberg Variations could have been forgiven for feeling like somebody who had turned up to the wrong wedding at Hong Kong City Hall on Monday evening.Yet when the gifted Hong Kong-born, Berlin and London-based pianistChiyan Wong made Ferruccio Busoni’s heavily edited and abridged 1914 version of the Goldbergs the centrepiece of his recital, it was as good as given that Bach’s original score, and historically informed…

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