Gould vs Greco


April 07, 2016


Documentary, Goldberg Variations


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.