J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations – Zhu Xiao-Mei

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 2014 at J. S. Bach’s final resting place in St. Thomas Church.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Zhu Xiao-Mei, piano


Year of production:2014
Recording Date:19-21 June 2014
Recording location:St. Thomas Church Leipzig
Co-Production Company:ZDF
Associated Production Company:Arte
Distribution TV:C Major Entertainment GmbH
Director:Paul Smaczny