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Glenn Gould Edition - Schoenberg: Piano Works


Release Date: 02/07/1995 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 52664   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Glenn GouldIsrael BakerJohn HortonRobert Mann,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert CraftGlenn Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony OrchestraJuilliard String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Aside from the keyboard works of J.S. Bach, Glenn Gould's finest achievement may have been in the works of Arnold Schoenberg. Not surprisingly, Gould's Schoenberg is sometimes almost Bachian, as the pianist finds an affinity with the inventive counterpoint--a sphere in which Schoenberg saw himself as carrying on Bach's tradition. Schoenberg's Suite, Op. 25, cries out for Baroque interpretation, with its antiquated dance forms such as the gavotte and gigue. Elsewhere, however, Gould is sensitive to touches of Brahmsian lyricism.
Along with Schoenberg's complete solo piano music--mostly recorded just after Gould abandoned concert performance--this compilation includes a sparklingly vivid performance of the Piano Concerto, perhaps the most
Read more approachable of Schoenberg's serial compositions, and an assortment of works in which the piano plays a less prominent, if still integral role. Gould is a sensitive partner to Israel Baker in the impulsively shifting moods of the Phantasy for Violin, and an enthusiastic ensemble member in the 'Ode to Napoleon' and the first seven-song section of 'Pierrot Lunaire.' Despite overly deliberate rhythmic speech by John Horton, the 'Ode' receives one of its better performances on disc; and the 'Pierrot' excerpts, recorded for radio broadcast, leave one wanting a complete Gould-led performance of the work. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Little Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 19 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Selection recorded June 29, 1964 and September 28-29, 1965. 
2.
Pieces (5) for Piano, Op. 23 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1923; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 14 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Selection recorded September 28-29 and November 16 & 18, 1965. 
3.
Suite for Piano, Op. 25 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1964 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 17 Minutes 5 Secs. 
4.
Piece for Piano, Op. 33a by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928-1929; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1965 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5.
Piece for Piano, Op. 33b by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1965 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
6.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 11 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 15 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Selection recorded June 30 and July 1, 1958. 
7.
Concerto for Piano, Op. 42 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/21/1961 
Venue:  Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 19 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8.
Fantasy for Violin and Piano, Op. 47 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano), Israel Baker (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/10/1964 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9.
Ode to Napoleon, Op. 41 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  John Horton (Spoken Vocals), Robert Mann (Violin), Isidore Cohen (Violin),
Glenn Gould (Piano), Raphael Hillyer (Viola), Claus Adam (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1965 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York City 
Length: 15 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21: Mondestrunken by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Suzanne Shulman (Flute), Patricia Rideout (Spoken Vocals), Peter Smith (Bass Clarinet),
Glenn Gould (Piano), Adele Armin (Violin), Coenraad Bloemendal (Cello)
Conductor:  Glenn Gould
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  CBC Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
11.
Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21: Colombine by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Adele Armin (Violin), Suzanne Shulman (Flute), Glenn Gould (Piano),
James Campbell (Clarinet), Patricia Rideout (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Glenn Gould
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  CBC Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
12.
Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21: Der Dandy by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Suzanne Shulman (Flute), Patricia Rideout (Spoken Vocals), James Campbell (Clarinet),
Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Glenn Gould
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  CBC Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
13.
Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21: Eine blasse Wäscherin by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  James Campbell (Clarinet), Adele Armin (Violin), Patricia Rideout (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Glenn Gould
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  CBC Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
14.
Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21: Valse de Chopin by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  James Campbell (Clarinet), Peter Smith (Bass Clarinet), Coenraad Bloemendal (Cello),
Patricia Rideout (Spoken Vocals), Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Glenn Gould
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  CBC Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
15.
Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21: Madonna by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Coenraad Bloemendal (Cello), Peter Smith (Bass Clarinet), Glenn Gould (Piano),
Patricia Rideout (Spoken Vocals), Adele Armin (Violin)
Conductor:  Glenn Gould
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  CBC Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
16.
Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21: Der kranke Mond by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Suzanne Shulman (Flute), Patricia Rideout (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Glenn Gould
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  CBC Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 

Sound Samples

I. Mässig
II. Mässige
III. Bewegt
I. Sehr langsam
II. Sehr rasch
III. Langsam
IV. Schwungvoll. Mässige
V. Walzer
I. Leicht, zart
II. Langsam
III. Sehr langsam
IV. Rasch, aber leicht
V. Etwas rasch
VI. Sehr langsam
Präludium. Rasch
Gavotte. Etwas langsam nicht hastig - Musette. Rascher - Gavotte da capo
Intermezzo
Menuett. Moderato - Trio - Menuett da capo
Gigue. Rasch
a) Mässig
b) Mässig langsam
Andante
Molto allegro (Bar 176
Adagio {Bar 264
Giocoso (Moderato) {bar 329
Grave - Più mosso - Meno mosso - Lento - Grazioso - Tempo I - Più mosso -
Scherzando - Poco tranquillo - Scherzando - Meno mosso - Tempo I
Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 41
1. Mondestrunken
2. Colombine
3. Der Dandy
4. Eine blause Wascherin
5. Valse de Chopin
6. Madonna
7. Der kranke Mond

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