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This Is Glenn Gould: The Story of a Genius [2 CDs & Book Anniversary Edition]

Gould,Glenn
Release Date: 11/06/2012 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 542393   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Glenn GouldJohann Sebastian BachLudwig van BeethovenOrlando Gibbons,   ... 
Performer:  Glenn Gould
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is Glenn Gould - Story of a Genius; the title says it all and gives a perfect introduction to the life, music and style of legendary pianist Glenn Gould. This limited edition, 2-CD set includes a biographical essay and a “Glenn Gould dictionary” explaining 32 little known facts about Glenn Gould in a 60-page four-color booklet that also features many previously unpublished photos of the artist. The first CD features many of Glenn Gould’s famous Bach recordings while the second CD includes pieces by Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner, Brahms and more. This is Glenn Gould - Story of a Genius; the title says it all and gives a perfect introduction to the life, music and style of legendary pianist Glenn Gould. This limited edition, 2-CD set includes a biographical essay and a “Glenn Gould dictionary” explaining 32 little known facts about Glenn Gould in a 60-page four-color booklet that also features many previously unpublished photos of the artist. The first CD features many of Glenn Gould’s famous Bach recordings while the second CD includes pieces by Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner, Brahms and more. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The idea of north by Glenn Gould
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
2. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
3. 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 
4. Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
5. Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
6. Little Preludes (6): no 1 in C major, BWV 933 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
7. Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
8. Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
9. Aria Variata in a, BWV 989 "In the Italian Style" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1714; Weimar, Germany 
10. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 2 in A major, BWV 1015: 4th movement, Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720 
11. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 2 in A major, BWV 1015: 3rd movement, Andante un poco by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720 
12. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
13. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
14. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: The first movement cadenza is performed. 
15. Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia in C major by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
16. Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 11: no 1 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
17. Suite for Harpsichord in D minor, HWV 428: no 1, Prelude by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
18. Suite for Harpsichord in D minor, HWV 428: no 2, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; lond 
19. Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491: 3rd movement, Allegretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
20. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
21. Sonata for Keyboard no 61 in D major, H 16 no 51 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1794-1795; London, England 
22. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
23. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 6, Intermezzo in E flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
24. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
25. Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 57 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
26. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 

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