Víkingur Ólafsson is acclaimed for his idiosyncratic albums and visionary musical interpretations. Now he devotes himself to Bach's Goldberg Variations. "I have been dreaming of recording this work for twenty-five years. I thought of it as a grand, impressive musical cathedral, magnificent in its structure and intricate in its ornamentation. Now I find another metaphor more appropriate: a great oak tree, no less magnificent, but somehow organic, alive and vibrant."