The recording is complex in sound, the piano does not fit well with the harsh-sounding Bernstein orchestra. The remastering conveyed the drama laid down by Gould as truthfully as possible. It is immortal concert, for all time.
The 1976 reissue, made by Russian Melodia, is surprisingly decent. The original tracks are not recorded evenly, the sound of fourth and sixth partitas in my opinion do not reach the good rate but in the first numbers there was enough beautiful moments. Gould plays divinely, the unattainable ideal of a classical pianist. The first and third partitas are the best in quality.