Classics of the Phonograph

Gould and Bernstein agree to disagree

Glenn Gould and Leonard Bernstein at a piano

Glenn Gould and Leonard Bernstein

Gould wanted slow; Bernstein wanted fast. At a famous concert in 1962, Glenn Gould wanted to play Brahms' First Piano Concerto slowly, and Leonard Bernstein, the conductor, wanted it to go at a faster pace. Before the music began, Bernstein gave a short speech in which he expressed his disagreement with Gould and his willingness to go along with Gould.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear this famous performance.