Canadian pianist Glenn Gould became world famous as an interpreter of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. In particular his playing of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” is admired to this day.
Yet… Glenn Gould played a lot more of Bach’s music beyond his amazing performances of the Goldberg’s…
If you’d like to “overdose” on Glenn Gould, this is your chance: There are 6 CD’s in this collection. And certainly, Mr. Gould’s astounding musical interpretations of these selections are unique.
What follows are three videos as played by Mr. Gould, and a final Bach selection performed by someone else…
Leave a comment at the bottom of this post, with your reactions to what you heard (thanks)
Bach’s Partita No.6 Toccata by Glenn Gould
And next… Glenn Gould playing Prelude and Fugue No. 22 (BWV 891) from Bach’s ‘Das Wohltemprierte Clavier’
And now Glenn Gould plays the Bach Prelude & Fugue No. 21 (The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1), BWV 866
Finally I have to include one of my great favorites, although it is not played by Glenn Gould:
Konstantin Lifschitz plays Bach BWV 846
Tags: Glenn Gould, Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude, Fugue, Well-Tempered Clavier