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Glenn Gould plays Bach, Vol. 3: The English & French Suites, Overture in the French Style


Release Date: 07/10/2015 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88875049962   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

More than three decades after his tragically early death, Glenn Gould’s performances are still the standard by which every new recording of Bach’s keyboard works is judged. A new 4-CD Masters box gathers two classic Gould recordings from the 1970s: the French Suites, considered “one of the landmarks in the discography” (MusicWeb International), along with his “powerful and masterly” (BBC Music Magazine) interpretations of the English Suites. More than three decades after his tragically early death, Glenn Gould’s performances are still the standard by which every new recording of Bach’s keyboard works is judged. A new 4-CD Masters box gathers two classic Gould recordings from the 1970s: the French Suites, considered “one of the landmarks in the discography” (MusicWeb International), along with his “powerful and masterly” (BBC Music Magazine) interpretations of the English Suites. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
French Suite no 1 in D minor, BWV 812 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/16/1972 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
French Suite no 2 in C minor, BWV 813 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/05/1972 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 9 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
French Suite no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
French Suite no 4 in E flat major, BWV 815 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/17/1973 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 11 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6.
French Suite no 6 in E major, BWV 817 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 9 Minutes 0 Secs. 
7.
Overture in the French style in B minor, BWV 831 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 24 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8.
English Suite no 1 in A major, BWV 806 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 22 Minutes 34 Secs. 
9.
English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1971 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 16 Minutes 3 Secs. 
10.
English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1974 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 13 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11.
English Suite no 4 in F major, BWV 809 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1975-76 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 17 Minutes 6 Secs. 
12.
English Suite no 5 in E minor, BWV 810 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 16 Minutes 33 Secs. 
13.
English Suite no 6 in D minor, BWV 811 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1975-76 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 26 Minutes 56 Secs. 

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 disappointing December 15, 2017 By j. shelton (Alsea, OR) See All My Reviews "Gould has absolutely remarkable technique, I wish I could play a tenth as well but these performances were bizarre. The playing is staccato and expressionless. We listened to this volume once and have no desire to ever play it again." Report Abuse
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