February 9 — BACH: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS, BMC 988: ARIA, Glenn Gould (1981)

imageWhile “The Goldfinch” has continued bringing to mind my usual New York music subjects — early-day Tom Waits, latter-day Bob Dylan, folk-era David Johanssen — one chapter introduced me to Glenn Gould, a 20th century Canadian classical pianist, as two of the book’s main characters went to a documentary on his life. New York is a soundtrack to so many sounds.




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