Seven Distinctive Bach Interpreters

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This week during David Dubal's month-long exploration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s keyboard works showcases more of the most unique Bach interpreters: Rosalyn Tureck, Dmitri Bashkirov and, of course, Glenn Gould.

The program includes Gould's famous 1955 take on the Aria from the Goldberg Variations, as well as Vladimir Horowitz in the Ferruccio Busoni transcription of the Fugue in C from BWV 564, performed live at his famed 1965 Carnegie Hall return concert.

Program playlist (all by J.S. Bach):

Partita No. 4 in D, Sarabande
William Kapell, piano
Philips

French Suite No 1, Gigue
Andrew Rangell, piano
Bridge

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564, Fugue (arr. Ferruccio Busoni)
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Sony Classical

Concerto BWV 1056, Largo & Presto
Dmitri Bashkirov, piano
Russian Compact Disc

Overture (Partita) in B minor, BWV 831, Gigue and Echo
Rosalyn Tureck, piano
Philips

Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
Martha Argerich, piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826, Sinfonia
Rosalyn Tureck, piano
Philips

The Goldberg Variations, Aria Da Capo (Zenph Recordings)
Glen Gould, piano
Sony Classical