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Bach: The Goldberg Variations - Remastered Edition (1955 Recording) / Gould


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985480742  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1956, Columbia Records released a recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations that introduced the musical world to Glenn Gould. The young Canadian pianist's joyous, quicksilver interpretation not only influenced subsequent generations of musicians, it also entirely altered Bach's public image. Today, record ML 5060 is still considered one of the ten most significant and successful classical recordings of all time. This special release presents Gould’s legendary recording in the 2015 state-of-the-art “Direct Stream Digital” (DSD®) remastering from the original analogue tapes and for the first time with its cover artwork redesigned from the original negative films of the session photos. In 1956, Columbia Records released a recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations that introduced the musical world to Glenn Gould. The young Canadian pianist's joyous, quicksilver interpretation not only influenced subsequent generations of musicians, it also entirely altered Bach's public image. Today, record ML 5060 is still considered one of the ten most significant and successful classical recordings of all time. This special release presents Gould’s legendary recording in the 2015 state-of-the-art “Direct Stream Digital” (DSD®) remastering from the original analogue tapes and for the first time with its cover artwork redesigned from the original negative films of the session photos. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 I remember it well. A great re-issue March 6, 2018 By Louis Galie (Leander, TX) See All My Reviews "I wore out my LP of Gould’s Salzburg recital and replaced it with the CD. Now this airy, well-engineered remaster sets the bar very high. My only regret is that they didn’t remaster the entire recital. Worth adding to your collection (even if, like me, you have all of Gould’s recordings)." Report Abuse
 Required Listening December 6, 2017 By Wayne F. (Winnipeg, MB) See All My Reviews "I can only add to the many rave reviews of this legendary recording over the years. It's one of those CDs that is placed in a "must have" category of any classical CD collection. This recording richly deserves all the praise it has received and will continue to receive." Report Abuse
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