Bach D Minor Piano concerto is probably the greatest Piano Concerto ever was composed and I have a mental problem with it. I had my favorite performances of Bach PC1… until I head Glenn Gould did it with Leonard Bernstein leading the Columbus Symphony. That full of nervosa, psychedelic Gould’s play pretty much wiped out all my interests to anyone else play Bach PC1, living the Gould’s way as the ONLY way to play this work. I prays much become a slave of THAT play…
Unfortunately as anything else Columbia Records recorded at that time the sound was catastrophic, that lead me my mental disturbance about this performance. Each time I come to this record in a record shop I develop in myself that idiotic feeling that THIS new record might have better sound… and I but that another record. I have perhaps 20 of them – of course they all identically horrible… Still, I know if I will find another of Gould’s Bach PC1 tomorrow then I will get it… again….
BTW, here is a clip Glenn Gould plays the fragment of the first movement with Bernstein and NY Philharmonic.
Romy the caT
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche