Do we need another "Goldberg Variations"?

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Willem

As for all these Goldbergs,

As for all these Goldbergs, it really does show just how unimaginative most pianists are. When Gould recorded it in 1955 it was a pretty daring decision: the record company thought he was bats. But now, everyone and their cat has done it. The ground isn't just well-trodden; it is a quagmire, a mashed field ankle-deep in filth. It is evidently one of those things you have to record to establish your credentials as a serious artists - though, by a rather apt paradox, this also means it automatically disqualifies you from that status. A really original artist would find their own "Goldbergs" - the piece that has been overlooked or fallen out of favour or which is completely new. What can anyone now add to the interpretation? (Live is a different matter, altogether. I am only talking about recordings......)

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