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Glenn Gould: The Russian Journey

Glenn Gould: The Russian Journey


Glenn Gould (piano)

This documentary takes a look at the acclaimed pianist's 1957 trip to the Soviet Union, when he became - at age 24 - the first North American to perform behind the Iron Curtain. The film features previously unheard recordings of Gould's concerts in Moscow and Leningrad, including his recital and lecture at the Leningrad Conservatory.

The DVD/Blu-ray contains unreleased documents, photos and statements from Rostropovich, Ashkenazy and more

Music by Bach, Berg, Krenek, Webern, Shostakovich and Prokofiev performed Glenn Gould, the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphonia String Quartet.

DVD: 16:9, HD

SUBTITLES E, G, F, Kor

TOTAL RUNNING TIME 60 MINS

“A fascinating expose on Gould's visit in May 1957 that triumphed over behind-the-scenes political tensions and provocative repertoire choices to create a whirlwind sensation.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2014 *****

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

C Major - 714108

(DVD Video)

$33.50

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This is Glenn Gould

This is Glenn Gould

Story of a Genius


Glenn Gould (piano)

As part of the extensive Glenn Gould Anniversary series of releases, celebrating what would have been the great pianist’s 80th birthday year, Sony Classical presents this 2 CD + book hardcover edition - a great collector’s item.

A perfect introduction to the fascination that surrounds Glenn Gould – his life, his music and his style. The 2-CD limited hardcover edition contains a biography of the artist, a Glenn Gould lexicon with 32 facts about Gould and a 192-page booklet with many previously unpublished photos. CD 1 features unique Bach recordings, while CD 2 contains brilliant readings of other composers’ music.

“‘This is Glenn Gould’ has one disc of Bach, and one of non-Bach, and while in some ways frustrating as there are a lot of bits of works rather than all complete works, the nearly two hundred page booklet full of rare photos, an extensive chronology of Gould’s life and an imaginative A-Z more than makes up for it.” Chris O'Reilly, Presto Classical, 24th September 2012

Sony - 88725423932

(CD - 2 discs)

$20.50

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Glenn Gould plays Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Glenn Gould plays Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988


Bach, J S:

Goldberg Variations, BWV988

The 1955 Debut Recording

Goldberg Variations, BWV988

The 1981 Digital Recording


Glenn Gould (piano)

Sony Glenn Gould Anniversary Edition - 88725411822

(CD - 2 discs)

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Glenn Gould plays Bach: 6 Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord & 3 Sonatas for Viola da gamba & Harpsichord

Glenn Gould plays Bach: 6 Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord & 3 Sonatas for Viola da gamba & Harpsichord


Bach, J S:

Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord Nos. 1-6, BWV1014-1019

Viola da Gamba Sonatas Nos. 1-3, BWV1027-1029


Glenn Gould (piano), Jaime Laredo (violin) & Leonard Rose (cello)

Sony Glenn Gould Anniversary Edition - 88725412822

(CD - 2 discs)

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Glenn Gould plays Beethoven: Variations & Bagatelles

Glenn Gould plays Beethoven: Variations & Bagatelles


Beethoven:

Variations (32) on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80

Eroica Variations, Op. 35

Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in F major, Op. 34

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78


Glenn Gould (piano)

Sony Glenn Gould Anniversary Edition - 88725412872

(CD - 2 discs)

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Glenn Gould in Concert: Live in Salzburg 1959

Glenn Gould in Concert: Live in Salzburg 1959


Bach, J S:

Goldberg Variations, BWV988

Live in Salzburg 1959

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801

Live in Moscow 1957

Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052

Live in Leningrad 1957

Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Live in Leningrad 1957


Glenn Gould (piano)

Sony Glenn Gould Anniversary Edition - 88725413732

(CD - 2 discs)

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The Best of Glenn Gould's Bach

The Best of Glenn Gould's Bach


Bach, J S:

Goldberg Variations, BWV988: excerpts

(aria and variations I-VII; 1955 recording)

Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825

Chromatic Fantasia in D minor, BWV903a

English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV807

Toccata in E minor, BWV914

Two-part Invention No. 1 in C major, BWV772

Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 1 in C major, BWV787

Two-part Invention No. 8 in F major, BWV779

Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 8 in F major, BWV794

Two-part Invention No. 11 in G minor, BWV782

Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 11 in G minor, BWV797

French Overture in B minor, BWV831

French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816: Allemande

French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816: Gavotte

French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816: Gigue

Goldberg Variations, BWV988: Variation 30

1981 digital recording

Goldberg Variations, BWV988: Aria

1981 digital recording

Italian Concerto, BWV971

Aria Variata in A minor, BWV989 ‘alla Maniera Italiana'

Keyboard Concerto in D minor (after Marcello), BWV974

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (extracts)

(Preludes and Fugues Nos. 1 & 5)

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 (extracts)

(Preludes and Fugues Nos. 14 & 17)

Prelude & Fugue in B flat major on the name B-A-C-H, BWV898

The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus VII a 4 per augmentationem et diminutionem

Glenn Gould (organ)

The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus VIII

Glenn Gould (organ)

The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus IX a 4 alla duodecima

Glenn Gould (organ)

Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056

Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann

Goldberg Variations, BWV988

(DVD - a film by Bruno Monsaingeon; 1981)


Glenn Gould (piano)

So much has been written about the sensation caused by Gould’s first studio recording of the Goldberg Variations in June 1955 that it is hardly necessary to repeat the story of this “birth of a legend” here. But even though it was this recording that laid the foundations for Gould’s international reputation as a Bach interpreter, its roots lie much further back. From the very outset his Bach had been as unconventional as it was distinctive – and so it remains, in spite of regular attempts to enthrone a “new Glenn Gould”. (Conversely, this has meant that every new recording of Bach’s keyboard works is judged by Gould’s standards.) His habit of slouching over the piano, the expansive gestures of his hands and arms, his stabbing nonlegato (almost always without the use of the sustaining pedal), his breathtaking polyphony and his often extreme tempi all result in a kind of pianism that seems to come from another planet, reminding us of Stefan George’s poem in Schoenberg’s Second String Quartet, “Entrückung” (Rapt Otherworldliness): “I breathe air from another planet.” [...]

DVD: The Goldberg Variations (1981) directed by Bruno Monsaingeon

Picture format: 4:3

NTSC; colour; DVD-5

Language: English (with subtitles in French and German)

This is a mid-priced release on the Sony Classical label, containing x2 CDs & a DVD, packaged in a ltd edition, deluxe, hardbound book.

“The ‘Best of Glenn Gould’s Bach’ has some of his greatest Bach recordings, an interesting and well written essay on Gould’s Bach, and as a real bonus a DVD of the complete 1981 Goldberg Variations directed by Bruno Monsaingeon. To be honest this is worth buying for the DVD bonus alone!” Chris O'Reilly, Presto Classical, 24th September 2012

Sony - 88725421762

(CD - 2 discs)

$24.00

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Glenn Gould and András Schiff play Bach

Glenn Gould and András Schiff play Bach


Bach, J S:

Goldberg Variations, BWV988

Glenn Gould (piano)

French Overture in B minor, BWV831

rec. 1978

András Schiff (piano)

French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816

rec. 1978

András Schiff (piano)


“It’s not inappropriate that Alto have coupled Gould and Schiff in Bach; as the quotation on the back of the CD reminds us, Schiff was impressed by Gould’s playing which he found so different from everyone else’s. Schiff’s own Goldbergs are cut from very different cloth...but the coupling is still apt.” MusicWeb International, March 2012

Alto - ALC1164

(CD)

$8.00

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Träumerei - Liebestraum - Für Elise - Clair de lune - Gymnopédie

Träumerei - Liebestraum - Für Elise - Clair de lune - Gymnopédie


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight': Adagio sostenuto

Arthur Rubinstein

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

Philippe Entremont

Brahms:

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 15 in A flat major

Van Cliburn

Chopin:

Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'

Vladimir Horowitz

Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 in D flat major ‘Raindrop'

Evgeny Kissin

Nocturne No. 9 in B major, Op. 32 No. 1

Alicia de Larrocha

Waltz No. 9 in A flat major, Op. 69 No. 1 'Farewell Waltz'

Arthur Rubinstein

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Alexis Weissenberg

Liszt:

Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)

Jorge Bolet

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 1 in E major 'Sweet Remembrance'

Glenn Gould

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 'Hunt': Adagio

Glenn Gould

Rubinstein:

Melody in F major, Op. 3 No. 1

Philippe Entremont

Satie:

Gymnopédie No. 1

Philippe Entremont

Schubert:

Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3

Arthur Rubinstein

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Traümerei

Van Cliburn

The Prophet Bird Op. 82 No. 7

Arthur Rubinstein

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: May ('Starlit Nights')

Yefim Bronfman


RCA Classical Masters - 88697757892

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$8.25

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Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould


Glenn Gould (piano)

"Genius Within" pierces through the myths, revealing the man beneath the icon and reconstructs his thoughts on music, art, society, love and life. Containing an unprecedented array of very rare archive footage with interviews of Gould's closest friends, plus never-before heard home recordings and excerpts from his private diaries.

Includes trailer, deleted scenes and colour booklet

RUN TIME: 109 minutes

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9 Full Height Anamorphic

DISC FORMAT: DVD9: Single-Sided Dual Layer

AUDIO: Stereo

“Altogether, this portrait reverentially demythologises a man whose recordings and musical example remain provocative, inspiring and utterly unique. The bonus 'extras' recycle some film footage but add rewarding information.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2011 *****

“A treasure trove for fans of the legendary Canadian pianist” Daily Telegraph ****

“One of the few films about classical music shown in cinemas that's worth seeing” Evening Standard

“a documentary packed with fact, verified folklore and faces of former friends and family, subpoenaed to bear witness in interview. The archive footage alone is irresistible” Financial Times, 21st January 2011

“What else is there to know about this pianist? Well, quite a lot, as this expertly paced, industriously sourced and artfully edited portrait reveals. It includes much footage that has never been seen before, relying on numerous talking heads and Gould himself to provide the narrative. It also delves into at least one area of his mysterious private life of which most of his global army of fans will have been unaware.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2011

“Thoughtful, confident and completely engrossing” Los Angeles Times

““Genius Within” is a tour de force of archival research and dogged interviewing, and the portrait it presents is remarkably complete...It presents strong evidence that he was not just a gifted instrumentalist but also a hands-on cultural thinker” New York Times, 10th September 2010

“Has Bach ever sounded so liquid? The black-and-white scenes of the young, affable Gould arriving in New York in the early 1950s are fascinating, and poignant” The Independent, 21st January 2011 ****

“Impeccable documentary about the idiosyncratic pianist, constructed from a wealth of archive footage, radio recordings and new interviews with friends and colleagues.” The Independent on Sunday, 23rd January 2011

“Thoroughly pleasurable. A work of art in its own right” Washington Post

BBC Music Magazine

DVD Choice - April 2011

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012

Award for DVD (documentary)

DVD Video

Region: 2

Format: PAL

Drakes Avenue Pictures - DAP7793

(DVD Video)

$21.75

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