This is too good to be true. Watch Glenn Gould perform the entire Goldberg Variations. (I only wish that the repeat of the original statement was included at the end.)
Has it really been four years since I posted on Glenn Gould?
I'll tell you how I discovered Glenn Gould.
I was around 14 years old and babysitting for the children of a doctor and his wife who lived down the street and across Shortridge Park in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
After I'd put the children to bed, I flipped through the family's record collection and put on an LP of Mozart Piano Sonatas. After just a little while of listening, I heard someone singing along. This sort of freaked me out. I lifted the stylus off the record and listened. Nothing.
Then I put the music on again. I heard the person humming along again. Summoning all of my courage, I looked in every room of the first floor then climbed the steps to the bedrooms. No one but the sleeping children.
Finally, I put my ear to the speaker. Sure enough, the humming along to the music was coming right out of the speakers. I was relieved. Then I was intrigued.
Who was this person playing the piano? Glenn Gould.
Read my 2007 post called Fugue to see why this is such a treat for me to post for you today.
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