This Month's Feature: J.S. Bach Fugue in G Maj. BWV 902
Glen Gould was a master interpreter of Bach. He had a great talent at understanding and performing the polyphony of Bach's music. This understanding enabled him to communicate the intricacy of voicings. Gould also put a lot of thought into his performances and trying to interpret them as Bach would have played them. Bach's keyboard works weren't written for the legato sound of the piano and Gould performs the piano in a style reminiscent of the harpsichord or clavichord which these pieces were written. There are a lot of good Bach performances on recording, but Gould's performances remain among the very best.
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