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Glenn Gould In Moscow

Gould / Berg / Webern / Krenek
Release Date: 08/14/2012 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1001606   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Spoken WordAlban BergJohann Sebastian BachAnton Webern,   ... 
Performer:  Glenn Gould
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At the beginning of May 1957, a young Canadian pianist, not well known to general public, performed at the Moscow Conservatory. Glenn Gould’s concerts in Moscow and Leningrad several years later, when the musician was at the high point of his glory and his best professional form, were an enormous success. But as Gould admitted, it was his first visit in 1957 that initiated the renown he would later achieve. This tape, which retains moments of live communication between Gould and his Russian listeners, is valuable evidence of the event. - Melodiya At the beginning of May 1957, a young Canadian pianist, not well known to general public, performed at the Moscow Conservatory. Glenn Gould’s concerts in Moscow and Leningrad several years later, when the musician was at the high point of his glory and his best professional form, were an enormous success. But as Gould admitted, it was his first visit in 1957 that initiated the renown he would later achieve. This tape, which retains moments of live communication between Gould and his Russian listeners, is valuable evidence of the event. - Melodiya Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Glenn Gould speaks on the composers of New Vienna School (demonstrating an excerpt from Pasacaglia f by Spoken Word
Date of Recording: 05/12/1957 
Venue:  Live  Small Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2. Glenn Gould speaks on E. Krenek by Spoken Word
Date of Recording: 05/12/1957 
Venue:  Live  Small Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3. Glenn Gould thanks the listeners by Spoken Word
Date of Recording: 05/12/1957 
Venue:  Live  Small Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4. Sonata for Piano, Op. 1 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1907-08; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1957 
Venue:  Small Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
5. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapuncti 1, 4, and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1742 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1957 
Venue:  Small Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 10 Minutes 14 Secs. 
6. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variations 3, 18, 9, 24, 10, 30 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1957 
Venue:  Small Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
7. Variations for piano, Op. 27 by Anton Webern
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1935-1936; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1957 
Venue:  Small Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
8. Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 62/4: 1. Allegretto piacevole, animato e flessibile by Ernst Krenek
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1943; United States of Ame 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1957 
Venue:  Small Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
9. Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 62/4: 4. Adagio by Ernst Krenek
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1943; United States of Ame 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1957 
Venue:  Small Hall Of The Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 

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