Glenn Gould plays Beethoven

Naxos: 8111299

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Glenn Gould plays Beethoven

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8111299
(8.111299)

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th June 2008

Barcode:

0747313329922

Length:

55 minutes

Medium:

CD
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Glenn Gould plays Beethoven

All tracks recorded in the Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York City


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Recorded 28th – 29th June, 1956

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110

Recorded 26th – 27th June, 1956

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Recorded 20th – 21st and 25th June, 1956


Glenn Gould (piano)

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The release of Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, (Naxos 8.111247) spread his name around the world as this was Bach playing of a style that was wholly new. As a follow up, the 23 year-old Gould chose the last three sonatas by Beethoven which, at that time, were usually reserved for more experienced pianists. With their sometimes unusually fast tempos (executed with remarkable clarity and precision) and omission of repeats, Gould’s performances originally attracted widespread criticism for daring to be different. With hindsight, however, they can be seen as perfectly valid interpretations that combine sensitivity and intelligence without a trace of sentimentality.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

I. Vivace ma non troppo, sempre legato

II. Prestissimo

III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo - Variations I - VI

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110

I. Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo

II. Allegro molto

III. Adagio ma non troppo - Arioso dolente

III. Fuga: Allegro, ma non troppo - L'istesso tempo di Arioso - L'inversione della Fuga

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

I. Maestoso: Allegro con brio ed appassionato

II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

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