Music That Soothes the Soul

Music to Soothe Your Soul: Bach’s Goldberg Variations Performed by Glenn Gould

Bach’s Goldberg Variations are supremely unique works of magic and grace.

Made famous by Glenn Gould in the twentieth century, the Canadian pianist’s performance released in 1955 made him instantly famous.

For Bach, the complete work consists of one aria with 30 variations for piano and was first published in 1741.

I am starting a new series of posts related to music that soothes the soul. I chose Bach’s Goldberg Variations for many reasons. First, I really love the Gould interpretations, their range and their dynamism. Second, Bach really knows how to transport listeners to a new range of emotions far beyond our daily concerns.

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