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Examples of Johann Sebastian Bach played on piano are a dime-a-dozen today, but it was not always this way. Before Glenn Gould's seismic debut with the Goldberg Variations (Columbia) in 1955, Bach's masthead keyboard composition was considered beyond the capabilities of the modern piano. While Gould was not the first to record the Goldbergs on piano ...