It might not surpass Glenn Gould’s recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations from 1981. (Watch him perform it here). But this clip, featuring teenage pianist Kadar Qian and beatbox extraordinaire Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix, has a charm of its own. The clip comes from From the Top, a non-profit whose YouTube channel presents outstanding performances from the country’s best young classical musicians.
If you want your own copy of the Goldberg Variations, you can instantly download The Open Goldberg Variations, the first Kickstarter-funded, open source recording of Bach’s masterpiece. It’s available entirely for free. Also don’t miss the Complete Organ Works of J.S. Bach. They’re free too!