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The Glenn Gould Silver Jubilee Album


Release Date: 09/22/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60686   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachDomenico ScarlattiGlenn GouldAlexander Scriabin,   ... 
Performer:  Glenn GouldElizabeth Benson-GuyAnita DarianCharles Bressler,   ... 
Conductor:  Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD contains both ADD and DDD recordings.
Glenn Gould was probably the most individual pianist of this century. Often criticized throughout his career for his interpretations, his influence cannot be denied. He was a musician of the highest order, and capable of profound playing. Originally released in 1980 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Gould's association with CBS, this set features both standard Gould fare (including a previously unreleased "Italian Concerto" from 1981) and twentieth century works by Strauss and Scriabin alongside Canadian Radio Broadcasting programs made over the course of Gould's career.
Gould played the music of many composers, but had a keen interest in the music of Strauss. His pairing with
Read more Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in the Strauss 'Ophelia Lieder' is certainly the highlight of the first disc. Liszt's transcription of the first movement of the Beethoven "Pastoral" symphony is an interesting novelty. The CBC programs--"A Glenn Gould Fantasy" and "Critics' Call-Out Corner"--on the second disc are truly funny and personal, giving us a glimpse into Gould the man. There is a multitude of information on these discs, but it is well worth the time invested. The comprehensive liner notes serve as an excellent guide to this set, a welcome addition to any collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1981 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 15 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 430/L 463 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 01/01/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Date of Recording: 02/06/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 13/L 486 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5.
So you want to write a fugue? by Glenn Gould
Performer:  Elizabeth Benson-Guy (Soprano), Anita Darian (Mezzo Soprano), Charles Bressler (Tenor),
Donald Gramm (Baritone), Robert Mann (Violin), Isidore Cohen (Violin),
Raphael Hillyer (Viola), Claus Adam (Cello)
Conductor:  Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Canada 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1963 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
6.
Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 57 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/13/1972 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
Lieder (6), Op. 67: Nos 1-3 "Ophelia Lieder" by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1966 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
8.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/01/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 9 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Franz Liszt 
9.
Sonatas (6) for Keyboard, Wq 49: no 1 in A minor, H 30 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Date of Recording: 01/30/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 12 Minutes 2 Secs. 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro (Version of 1981)
II. Andante (Version of 1981)
III. Presto (Version of 1981)
Sonata in D major, K. 430 (L. 463) - Non presto mà a tempo di ballo
Sonata in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413) - Allegro
Sonata in G major, K. 13 (L. 486) - Presto
I. Moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
"So You Want to Write a Fugue?" for Four Voices and String Quartet
Désir
Caresse dansée
No. 1: "Wie erkenn ich mein Treulieb?"
No. 2: "Guten Morgen, 's ist Sankt Valentinstag"
No. 3: "Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloß"
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" - I. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande. Allegro ma non troppo
A Glenn Gould Fantasy
Critics' Call-Out Corner

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