Glenn Gould had a famously complex and dynamic personality; Sviatoslav Richter was, by contrast, notoriously silent and private, giving no interviews and making almost no public comment about himself and his work. Yet as I reflect on their versions of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (recordings I know quite well) I realize that when I listen to Gould I only hear Bach; when I listen to Richter I only hear Richter.