We close Bach’s Birthday celebration on OF with twin posts of Glenn Gould doing what he did best - Bach’s Goldberg Variations. First the ‘near death’ recording from 1981, and last the glorious and unequaled youthful exuberance of the 1955 debut recording…

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, Variations 16, 26, 30, and Aria (da capo)

Glenn Gould - piano (1981 recording)

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