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Glenn Gould Plays Brahms, Weber, Beethoven & Strauss


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Urania Records   Catalog #: 362  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsCarl Maria von WeberLudwig van BeethovenRichard Strauss
Performer:  Glenn Gould
Conductor:  Peter Herman AdlerErnest MacMillanGeorg Ludwig Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony OrchestraToronto Symphony OrchestraSwedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This extensive release contains the Canadian Radio recordings of a repertoire less frequented by Glenn Gould: among these recordings stands the very rare piece of Weber. Gould’s American début, in 1955, and the release, a year later, of his first Columbia recording, of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, launched his international concert career. He earned widespread acclaim despite his musical idiosyncrasies, while his flamboyant stage mannerisms, as well as his hypochondria and other personal eccentricities, fuelled colorful publicity that heightened his celebrity. But he hated performing – ”At concerts I feel demeaned, like a vaudevillian” – and though in great demand, he rationed his appearances stingily (he gave fewer than forty Read more concerts overseas). Finally, in 1964, he permanently retired from concert life. The recordings presented on this release are a rarity that Gould fans and piano aficionados will not want to overlook. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Peter Herman Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
2.
Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 79 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Ernest MacMillan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Dresden, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Georg Ludwig Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, AV 85 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Peter Herman Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1886; Germany 

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