I've listened to Gould's performance of this piece many times, sometimes following the score, and I've noticed that maybe Gould plays this piece wrong at the beginning.
Unfortunately, I am unable to post a video of his performance, because it's blocked on YouTube, but it's available on Spotify.
Anyway, about an hour ago, I used MuseScore to write both Bach's version and the one I kept hearing from Gould's performance. The first example is Bach's original version and the second is the way in which I perceive Gould's playing.
When I finished writing, I started listening to the piece again, while I was following Bach's version. Suddenly, I realized that this was the way Gould plays the piece. However, I listened to the beginning again, now focusing on the second image, and I changed my mind again.
I think it depends from the beginning, when I take into account the eighth rest (therefore, I perceive that Gould also takes the rest into account, too) or not. Sometimes I hear the first F# on o-ne, and sometimes on o-ne (which was Bach's intention), i.e. accented or not.
What do you hear? Does Gould play the piece "right" or "wrong"? Or am I counting wrong?