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Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos / Glenn Gould

Gould,Glenn
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 541288  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould
Conductor:  Vladimir GolschmannLeonard BernsteinLeopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony OrchestraNew York PhilharmonicAmerican Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1958 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York, NY 
Length: 34 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/20/1961 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 36 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1957 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York, NY 
Length: 27 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1959 
Venue:  30th Street Studio, New York, NY 
Length: 37 Minutes 27 Secs. 
5. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1966 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 42 Minutes 39 Secs. 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Rondo. Molto allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo

Customer Reviews

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 Great in part  February 9, 2013 By K. BAKER (HEBER CITY, UT) See All My Reviews "Backstage after his first performance with the NY Philharmonic & Leonard Bernstein, Gould was talking with a newspaper music critic. Bernstein came by and said, "GLenn, that was terrific. We should record it". When Lennie went out the door, 24 year old Gould turned to the music critic and said, "he's not ready". A few months later, Bernstein, Gould & the NY Phil recorded the work. Gould was right. Bernstein's interpretation is pedestrian, pedantic, and problematic at best, so bad that the orchestra playing almost distracts the listener from Gould's brilliance. On the other hand, in Concerto # 1, the orchestra is conducted by Vladimir Golschmann, one of Gould's favorite conductors, and this is a stunning performance. This set is worth buying just to hear Concerto #1. Forget #2. I haven't got to 3, 4, & 5 yet, but 3 & 4 also feature Bernstein, so I'm not getting my hopes up, but #5, with Leopold Stokowski holds promise. Stay tuned." Report Abuse
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