The album includes our own arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations paired with Gould’s singular composition, String Quartet, on the Azica Records Label. We are thrilled to share this transformative music with you!
To watch a video about the project, click HERE. Through a collaborative arranging process, the Catalyst Quartet has created the first fully realized 4-voiced version of the Goldberg Variations for string quartet. The album will feature this special contribution to the string quartet repertoire along with Glenn Gould’s only major composition, his String Quartet Op. 1, completed just before recording his own debut album of the Goldberg Variations in 1955.
Having been collectively inspired by Bach’s genius and Glenn Gould, the artist responsible for bringing the Variations into our collective consciousness, we have decided to explore and highlight this three dimensional relationship amongst Bach, Glenn Gould, and the medium of the string quartet.