Why I Hate The ‘Goldberg Variations’ : NPR

[Bach] says, in effect, yes this is bound to be boring but I am going to be so masterful that you will be in awe and not care even if you will be bored.

Jeremy Denk is a great writer. See also Denk on recording and photos of Glenn Gould during the March 1955 ‘Goldberg’ recording sessions collected by The Selvedge Yard.

Why I Hate The ‘Goldberg Variations’ : NPR