Gould vs Greco

Date

April 07, 2016

Category

Documentary, Goldberg Variations

Description

J.S. Bach. Goldberg Variations. Glenn Gould and Stefano Greco play side by side Variation XI, with its impossible crossings.

This is a virtuosic two-part toccata in 12/16 time. Specified for two manuals, it is largely made up of various scale passages, arpeggios and trills, and features much hand-crossing of different kinds, which are very difficult to perform on the piano.

Stefano Greco plays without any adjustments, exactly as Bach wrote in the score.