Classical Classroom

Ep 104: Catalyst Quartet On Stringing Gould And Goldberg

Discussed: breakfast, order out of chaos, and who this “Goldberg” person was.

Catalyst Quartet
The Catalyst Quartet: (clockwise from top) Karla Donehew-Perez, Jessie Montgomery, Paul Laraia, and Karlos Rodriguez.

Bachtoberfest continues! Catalyst Quartet members Karla Donehew-Perez and Karlos Rodriguez talk about famously eccentric (eccentrically famous?) performer and composer, Glenn Gould, his recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and Catalyst’s Gould-inspired arrangement of the Variations. Discussed: breakfast, order out of chaos, and who this “Goldberg” person was.

Music in this episode: 

  • “Aria da capo” from Gould’s 1955 and 1981 recordings, and from the Catalyst Quartet’s debut album, Bach/Gould Project.
  • Goldberg Variations from Catalyst’s CD

Audio production by Todd “Triffid” Hulslander with ingenious biological meddlings by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio.

For more Catalyst Quartet: www.catalystquartet.com

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