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The Essential Glenn Gould


Release Date: 04/07/2009 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 741729   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachDomenico ScarlattiOrlando GibbonsFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Glenn Gould
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Glenn Gould was a musical visionary who fired the public's imagination with his totally original approach to the classical piano repertoire. His unconventional interpretation of Bach was initially misunderstood by the classical music world, but ultimately embraced and praised as revolutionary. Gould's 1955 recording of the 'Goldberg Variations' was a surprise crossover hit and catapulted Gould to superstar status. Glenn Gould was a larger-than-life figure, with eccentric personal habits and a powerful, self-deprecating sense of humor. In short, Glenn Gould is the stuff of legends. Glenn Gould was a musical visionary who fired the public's imagination with his totally original approach to the classical piano repertoire. His unconventional interpretation of Bach was initially misunderstood by the classical music world, but ultimately embraced and praised as revolutionary. Gould's 1955 recording of the 'Goldberg Variations' was a surprise crossover hit and catapulted Gould to superstar status. Glenn Gould was a larger-than-life figure, with eccentric personal habits and a powerful, self-deprecating sense of humor. In short, Glenn Gould is the stuff of legends. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
2.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
3.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
4.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
5.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 4 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
6.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
7.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
8.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 7 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
9.
Overture in the French style in B minor, BWV 831 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
11.
Partita for Keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830: no 1, Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
12.
English Suite no 1 in A major, BWV 806: no 5, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
13.
English Suite no 5 in E minor, BWV 810: no 6, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
14.
English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808: no 1, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
15.
Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; ?Weimar, Germany 
16.
Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
17.
Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
18.
Two-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 782 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
19.
Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
20.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
21.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 13/L 486 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
22.
Pavane and Galliard "Lord Salisbury" by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
23.
Am stillen Herd, from Wagner's "Die Meistersinger", S 448 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Weimar, Germany 
24.
Ballades (4) for Piano, Op. 10: no 4 in B major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
25.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Kyllikki, Op. 41: 2nd movement, Andantino by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Finland 
27.
Variations chromatiques de concert for Piano by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
28.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2: 4th movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 57: no 2, Caresse dansée by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
31.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, Op. 5: 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1881; Germany 
32.
Sonata for Keyboard no 59 in E flat major, H 16 no 49: 3rd movement, Finale "Tempo di Minuet" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
33.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
34.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 854 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 

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