The Bach/Gould Project

Having been collectively inspired by Bach’s genius and the groundbreaking recording of Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of the Goldberg Variations we have decided to explore and highlight this three dimensional relationship. That being our relationship to Bach, the relationship of Bach to Glenn Gould, and Gould’s relationship to the string quartet. Through a collaborative arranging process, the Catalyst Quartet will create the first fully realized 4-voiced version of the Goldberg Variations for string quartet. This project will include performances and a recording of our own arrangement of the complete Goldberg Variations paired with Gould’s singular composition, String Quartet, on the Azica Records Label, to be released in Fall 2014.


We sincerely appreciate your support in making this project a success! You can make a tax-deductable donation to the project using the tab below. We look forward to sharing this transformative music with you!

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