J.S. Bach: Invention No. 1 – Performed by Glenn Gould
This is one of my favorite Bach Inventions that I play almost daily when warming up for piano practice.
Technically, this is most likely the easiest of the Bach Inventions. But, in the video below, Glenn Gould expresses this composition in a most profound way. His articulation of each note is amazing, and he embellishes a bit from the original work.
His interpretation of the Invention No. 1 is my primary role model. And when I play this I try to follow his interpretation as best as I can. Other pianists have taken to playing this piece fast, whereas I think it’s important not to go too fast just because this is an easy piece. Here, Glenn Gould seems to be savoring each note in relation to each other, giving each note is own space and emphasis.
Glenn Gould is my favorite Classical Pianist when it comes to the interpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach’s keyboard works. And he translates them to the piano in a most beautiful way.