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Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988

Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988


Glenn Gould (piano)

Glenn Gould‘s legendary 1955 Goldberg Variations. The original album in state-of-the-art ‘Direct Stream Digital’ (DSD®) remastering from the original analogue tapes. Original LP cover artwork redesigned from the original negative films of the session photos. Booklet with original liner notes and session photos. In 1956, Columbia Records released a recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations that introduced the musical world to Glenn Gould. The young Canadian pianist's joyous, quicksilver interpretation not only influenced subsequent generations of musicians, it also entirely altered Bach's public image. Today, this recording is still considered one of the ten most significant and successful classical recordings of all time.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Sony - 88985480742

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$8.75

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JS Bach: Goldberg Variations - Vinyl Edition

JS Bach: Goldberg Variations - Vinyl Edition


Bach, J S:

Goldberg Variations, BWV988


Glenn Gould (piano)

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (1932-1982) became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He was particularly renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Gould’s playing was distinguished by his remarkable technical proficiency and his capacity to articulate the polyphonic texture of Bach’s music. This release presents Gould’s complete original, and iconic, 1955 rendition of Bach’s Goldberg Variations on audiophile 180-gram vinyl.

Ermitage Classical - LPVNL12702

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$18.50

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Glenn Gould Plays Bach

Glenn Gould Plays Bach


Bach, J S:

Italian Concerto, BWV971

Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825

Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV826

Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV829

Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV830


Glenn Gould (piano)

Benchmark recordings of the Italian Concerto and Partitas Nos. 1, 2, 5 and 6.

Regis - RRC1418

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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.

Blu-ray: 1080i, 16:9

SUBTITLES E, G, F, Kor

TOTAL RUNNING TIME 60 MINS

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

C Major - 714204

(Blu-ray)

$35.50

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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

Presto Disc of the Week

24th September 2012

Sony - 88725423932

(CD - 2 discs)

$17.75

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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)

$8.75

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Music in the Air

Music in the Air

A History of Classical Music on Television


A film by REINER E. MORITZ

Music on television has come in various guises over the last 50 years. It was already part of the programme mix at the very beginning and is still around, more sophisticated than ever, live and event driven and at it’s best reaching millions – at any rate more people than those experiencing music in opera houses, concert halls or other venues. Television has been instrumental in popularizing music, preserving precious moments of music making and helping to create music and performances which would not exist without it.

“When music lovers like you lean back today and enjoy a live broadcast from La Scala in Milan, a “Last Night of the Proms”, a “New Year´s Concert” from Vienna or any other Gala they benefit from enormous technical developments over the last fifty years or so and a breed of practitioners who are as virtuosic in handling today´s audiovisual recording equipment as the artists they sort of immortalize for you. While technology advances content ends to get more popular because of the ratings game. In any event television has played a significant role in popularizing classical music since it started. And think about the value of its archives, unless they have been destroyed by penny pinching executives. Isn´t it wonderful that we can watch the very first images of a regular television service in 1936, a Toscanini performing, a Leonard Bernstein with his knowledge and charisma attracting young people to classical music or a Stravinsky conducting his own “Firebird”? And that we have become used to expressive close-ups, behind the scenes material and cameras used like a “fly on the wall”? Even if staging for the camera is more or less out, we do enjoy every bit of live music on the box which slowly turns into your home cinema. And for us practitioners, television still remains a bit of an adventure.” Reiner E. Moritz

“perhaps the more interesting television is found in the rarer moments of observation: of Stravinsky using facial expressions to conduct his Petrushka, or Yan Pascal Tortelier totally immersing himself in an Elgar masterclass.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2013 ***

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Arthaus Musik - 101640

(DVD Video)

$23.50

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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

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$6.50

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Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988

Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988

1955 Version


Glenn Gould (piano)

Sony Originals - 88697806062

(CD)

$8.75

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Volume 5 of the Glenn Gould Complete Jacket Collection

Volume 5 of the Glenn Gould Complete Jacket Collection

Haydn & Mozart


Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F major, Hob.XVI:9

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Fantasia (Prelude) & Fugue in C major, K394


Glenn Gould (piano)

The Canadian musician Glenn Gould was undoubtedly one of the greatest pianists of all time. To mark the 75th anniversary of his birth, and the 25th anniversary of his death, Sony BMG Masterworks presents this seminal artist’s vinyl recordings as re-mastered CDs, designed to replicate the exact artwork of the original gramophone records in miniaturised form. Already issued as part of an 80-CD box set (88697130942), these albums are now being made available individually, with the first 20 in the series being released in November 2007.

Sony Glenn Gould Complete Jacket Collection - 88697147512

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$10.75

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