I had the wonderful experience of watching Yukiko Takagi perform the Goldberg Variations this afternoon, before going to work. Yukiko and her husband Stephen Drury are absolutely amazing, and I am honored to know both of them.
I wouldn’t be able to write a very studied review of her performances, since I’m really not a live classical music critic (or Baroque music critic, though I may soon be a simple broke musician). All I can say is that I was mesmerized, transported someplace else, as Bach’s spiralling canonic lines snakes their way through my brain in to the deeper recesses. It was very much what my spirit needed to feel renewed in the face of the adversity I am confronted with at work.