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Glenn Gould

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Glenn Gould: The Complete Album Collection

Glenn Gould: The Complete Album Collection


Format:

USB 3.0

File System: FAT32

Content:

FLAC FILES

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MP3 FILES

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Compatible with USB specification revision 3.0 and backward compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1

Plug & Play without driver installation

Powered by USB port, no external power required

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Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7/8/8.1/10

MAC OS X and later (USB 1.1 speed)

MAC OS 10.2.8 and later (USB 2.0 speed)

MAC OS 10.8 and later (USB 3.0 speed)

Linux Kernel ver.2.4.0 or above (USB 1.1 speed)

Linux Kernel ver.2.4.10 or above (USB 2.0 speed)


Glenn Gould (piano)

Glenn Gould Remastered – The Complete Album Collection – USB Edition refurbishes Gould’s complete approved studio recordings using state-of-the-art Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology in a 78 albums limited USB-edition. The 404 page digital book includes complete original liner notes (many penned by Gould himself), a wealth of facsimile documents, rare photographs, full discographical information, and a newly commissioned introductory essay by Gould scholar and biographer Kevin Bazzana.

In 1955 Glenn Gould signed his exclusive contract with Columbia Masterworks, and remained with the label until his untimely death in 1982. Gould’s first release, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, released in January 1956, took the music world by storm, and immediately established the 22-year-old Canadian pianist as one of the most brilliant, original, charismatic and provocative classical performers of his time.

Born in Toronto on September 25, 1932, Gould studied at first with his mother, and subsequently with Alberto Guerrero at the Toronto Conservatory of Music. He began performing concerts as a teenager, while his first CBC radio recital in 1950 launched his “love affair with the microphone”. By his late teens Gould’s artistic persona was fully formed. Right at the start he favoured unusual programs, with Bach, Byrd, Gibbons, Sweelinck, Haydn and Beethoven on one side, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and Hindemith on the other, broaching the Romantics selectively. In 1957 Gould became the first North American to perform in the Soviet Union since World War II. After less than a decade of international concertizing, Gould retired from the stage at 31 in 1964 to focus on recording, television work, creating innovative radio documentaries, and writing articles and essays.

Few pianists are so easily identifiable as Gould, whose rhythmic acuity, breathtakingly clean articulation, and scintillating technical aplomb still leave a formidable individual imprint, from his brashly controversial Mozart Sonata cycle and spacious Brahms Intermezzi to his fiercely committed 20th-century music interpretations and, of course, his bracing, joyous and highly influential Bach.

Sony Gould Remastered - 88875074755

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The Sound Of Glenn Gould

The Sound Of Glenn Gould

Remastered Edition


Bach, J S:

Goldberg Variations, BWV988: Aria

Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056

Oboe Concerto in F major, BWV1053: II. Siciliano

Präludium, BWV933

Italian Concerto, BWV971 (1st Movement)

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

Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major, BWV1054: 1. Allegro

Beethoven:

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

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique': Adagio cantabile

Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 (Rondo: Vivace)

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest' - Allegretto

Brahms:

Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 61 in D major, Hob.XVI:51: I. Andante

Mozart:

Rondo alla Turca from Piano Sonata No. 11, K331

Sibelius:

Sonatina in F sharp minor, Op. 67 No. 1: III. Allegro moderato

Strauss, R:

Five Piano Pieces Op. 3: No. 1 Andante


Glenn Gould (piano)

Remastered for the first time using state-of-the-art Direct Stream Digital (DSD) mastering technology, THE SOUND OF GLENN GOULD finally presents a definitive collection of Gould’s finest studio recordings. From his first 1956 release of Bach’s Goldberg Variations that took the music world by storm, through to his final 1981 recording, this new release gives a fascinating cross section of his brashly controversial Mozart Sonata cycle and spacious Brahms Intermezzi, his fiercely committed 20th-century music interpretations and, of course, his bracing, joyous, and highly influential Bach.

Few pianists are so easily identifiable as Gould, whose rhythmic acuity, breathtakingly clean articulation and scintillating technical aplomb still leave a formidable individual imprint. Sixty years later, Gould’s prolific recorded output remains a stimulating presence, thanks to Sony Classical’s newly remastered collection of his complete authorized recordings in an 81-CD limited edition. The Sound of Glenn Gould presents highlights from this definitive collection of the legendary pianist’s discography.

“Abstracted from the definitive 81-CD set, these 21 tracks give a small hint of Gould's extraordinary artistry in a programme book-ended by extracts from his two Goldbergs.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2016 *****

Sony - 88875069952

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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 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 ***

Presto Disc of the Week

24th September 2012

Sony - 88725441362

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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

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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

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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

Presto Disc of the Week

24th September 2012

Sony - 88725421762

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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

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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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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

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