51 minutes 15 secondsPosted: February 29, 2012
My car radio is a great companion every day when I paint. Today I listened to Glenn Gould play all of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, all 51 minutes and 15 seconds of it. This was some kind of Leap Day treat by the radio host but I’m not really sure why because neither Gould nor Bach were born on February 29.
And although I have listened to this music many times I never realized how much Glenn Gould hummed while he was playing. I kept looking behind me to see who was in the back seat until I realized it was the pianist himself. You can listen to an excerpt here.