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Glenn Gould

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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

(CD)

$6.50

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Glenn Gould: The Schwarzkopf Tapes

Glenn Gould: The Schwarzkopf Tapes


Strauss, R:

Wie erkenn' ich mein Treulich vor andern nun?, Op. 67, No. 1

Guten Morgen 's ist Sankt Valentinstag, Op. 67, No. 2

Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss, Op. 67, No. 3

Wer lieben will, muss leiden Op. 49 No. 7

previously unreleased

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

previously unreleased

Winterweihe, Op. 48 No. 4

previously unreleased

Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, AV85

Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann

plus rehearsal-footage of Burlesk with Glenn Gould ‘playing & singing’


An extraordinary encounter: in January 1966 eminent soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and eccentric pianist Glenn Gould met in an overheated New York studio to record songs by Richard Strauss. Two extreme worlds were bunched together and, as a result, the recording session was a spectacular failure. Contained on this CD are three previously released songs from this legendary meeting, three previously unreleased Strauss songs, as well as more music by the composer Gould valued so highly.

“Not a collaboration, more a collision. Schwarzkopf’s fruity soprano fights to a draw against Gould’s stern minimalism...The stylistic clash — both frightful and fascinating — is immediately apparent with the first of the three Ophelia songs...All riveting stuff, this, at least if you consider Gould a genius. And if you count him too eccentric for words, well, you could always file away this CD as a comedy album.” The Times, 12th October 2012 ***

Sony - 88725441362

(CD)

$10.25

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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)

$18.00

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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)

$9.75

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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)

$20.00

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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)

$7.00

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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

(CD)

$7.50

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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

“Thoughtful, confident and completely engrossing” Los Angeles Times

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

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

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

“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 *****

““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

“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

“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 ****

“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

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)

$19.25

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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: BD25

“Thoughtful, confident and completely engrossing” Los Angeles Times

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

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

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

“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 *****

“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 ****

“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

“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

““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

“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

BBC Music Magazine

DVD Choice - April 2011

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012

Award for DVD (documentary)

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Drakes Avenue Pictures - DAB7803

(Blu-ray)

$24.00

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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)

$9.75

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