Night Concert III with Gerhard Oppelt on the harpsichord
This year's Lehnin Summer Music is all about the great baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The third night concert lets the tones of his famous Goldberg Variations float through the monastery church once more in the gradually autumnal mood.
The name Goldberg Variations, which originated in the 19th century, comes from an anecdote. In 1741, Count Hermann Carl von Keyserling asked for cheerful Bach music for his sleepless nights. It is said that his gifted house harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg then played Bach's series of variations for the count all night long. What luck for the Count that he was allowed to experience this music!