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Mornin’ Sunshine

Actually, the sun is nowhere to be found this morning in the Bronx. But here’s Glenn Gould playing Bach–The Goldberg Variations, 1-7. A nice way to start the day:


1 RIYank   ~  Aug 8, 2010 9:26 am

What a kook. Mouthing the music as he plays, too.
But he's arguably the best performer of Bach since Bach.

2 Ken_P   ~  Aug 8, 2010 9:29 am

[1] Couldn't agree more, on both counts. It's really a marvel to watch him at work, though. Ignore his face and concentrate on the hands - I've never seen anyone play with that kind of almost mechanical precision.

3 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2010 4:16 pm

genius and masterful.

both bach and gould.

4 mrm1970   ~  Aug 9, 2010 9:16 am

Much prefer the High Priestess of Bach, Rosalyn Tureck, to Gould. Will also accept Murray Perahia and, on harpsichord, Wanda Landowska.

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