Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Which Goldberg?


The Goldberg Variations, despite their popularity, are probably my least favourite of J.S. Bach's works for keyboard. 

Yet the question remains... Which Gould recording do I prefer of those variations, the fifties one or the later eighties one?

The answer is neither. My favourite of Gould's Goldberg recordings is the live concert he gave in Salzburg of the famous aria theme and its thirty offspring.