Bach: The Goldberg Variations

Glenn Gould - Bach: The Goldberg Variations
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1956 Ratings: #5 / 11
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Two virtuosic performances of a Bach composition by the eccentric Canadian pianist brought Baroque music into the modern era. Together, they explore how art and taste evolve through time.

I can imagine myself cooking food to this. In all seriousness, Glenn Gould snapped on this.


Piano-only music tends to be either some of my favorite compositions of all time (Gymnopedie) or just boring ass nice hotel music. This album is a perfect description of the latter. U know it’s bad when my favorite part was the weirdly soothing static throughout the tracks.


I never thought I would enjoy a full album in this baroque, piano-only style as much as I ended up enjoying Glenn Gould's performances of Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' but the fact that i thought this was great is a testament to just how brilliant and full of life these performances are.

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Added on: March 26, 2017