Friday, October 21, 2011

Glenn Gould: Bach Concerto No. 1

Glenn Gould performs J.S. Bach's Concerto No 1, in D minor, BWV 1052, in an excerpt from the first movement, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein conducting. Bach completed the piece for harpsichord in 1738.

This was originally aired on a CBS Television broadcast, marking Gould's American television début  on Ford Presents "The Creative Performer." The performance from New York City took place on January 31,1960. Gould's performance has been included in DVD compilation of great 20th century pianists and their recorded performances, "The Art of Piano" (1999). 

Glenn Gould and J.S, Bach make a wonderful combination for these trying times. You can read more on Gould here and here.

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