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Excellent music, pity about the humming
on 22 May 2011
I don't normally take exception to the odd bit of background noise, but there is quite a bit of humming, hissing and the occasional thump in this recording. Yes, it was a landmark recording. Yes, Gould was an eccentric genius. But should that be an excuse? There are many other recordings of this work that have been made in the 50+ years since the original record was made, so why not opt for one of those instead? There have been many fine pianists since Mr. Gould that are just as deserving of a purchase. If you want to buy this version of the Goldberg Variations, don't make it your only one.