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Bach Ad Infinitum

wed 10 jul 2013 13:00 

Episode 88. Each workday host Joop van Zijl and producer Govert Jan Bach will plough playfully yet thoroughly through the oeuvre of the great master Johann Sebastian Bach. A soloist portrait of piano player Glenn Gould.

Millions of people became crazy about Bach because of Glenn Gould (1932-1982).
Gould played Bach compelling with heart and soul from within.
Naturally this wasn’t authentic on the piano but very releasing after the heavily accentuated romantic Bach interpretations we had at the time. He played with a precision and style which is still very much appreciated. 
Glenn Gould was mad with Bach and mad about Bach. In this portrait you can hear it clearly. 

1. Klavierconcert 1 in D BWV 1052
Glenn Gould, piano. Concertgebouworkest conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos
(Salzburgerfestspiele 1959, SONY 88697808092)
2. 1st Partita for piano in B♭ BWV 825
Glenn Gould, piano
(Sony SM2K 52597)
3. Goldberg variations BWV 988: Aria – Variatio 1 – Variatio 2 – Variatio 3 Canone All’Unisono – Variatio 4 – Variatio 5 – Variatio 6 Canone Alla Seconda – Variatio 7 – Variatio 8 – Variatio 9 Canone Alla Terza – Variatio 10 Fughetta – Variatio 11 – Variatio 12 Canone Alla Quarta – Variatio 13 – Variatio 14 – Variatio 15 Canone Alla Quinta. Andante – Variatio 16 Ouverture – Variatio 17 – Variatio 18 Canone Alla Quinta. Andante – Variatio 19
Glenn Gould, piano
(Codaex CX 10, 1955)
Photo: Glenn Gould
Hosted by: Joop van Zijl

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