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Born in Toronto in 1932, Glenn Gould was one of the most celebrated pianists of the 20th century. Particularly known for his interpretations of Bach, his version of The Goldberg Variations is considered to be the finest ever recorded. In fact, many fans consider it to be the very pinnacle of Gould's recorded work. However, Gould was nothing, if not an eccentric and it was well known that he had the habit of humming softly to himself while playing, including on this recording. Some have harshly criticized Gould for this, claiming that it 'ruins' the piece, while many others, particularly his fans (who are legion) simply accept this as a side-effect of great genius.
J. S. Bach "Goldberg Variations" Glenn Gould ..... Online Price $31.50