Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Glenn Gould - The Complete Bach Collection [Part. 1]

Keeping in mind that the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould would have celebrated his 80th birthday just a few months ago, Sony has seen fit to release a deluxe limited set which gathers together all of Gould’s JS Bach recordings, mostly in their original LP covers with the photogenic, iconoclastic Gould often in full focus. It is just as well that an impressive hardback book accompanies the set, thereby reproducing the liner notes (often by Gould himself) at a legible size. Of course, many regard his two wildly divergent studio recordings of the Goldberg Variations (1955 in mono, 1981 in digital stereo) as seminal, but there is much to be discovered here for the uninitiated. It should be noted, though, that as Sony has chosen to reproduce the albums as initially released, we occasionally get items overlapping throughout the set — excerpts from the Well-Tempered Clavier can also be found on the compilation Little Bach Book, for example. In this collection we have no fewer than five Goldberg recordings, including a live traversal from a late 1950s Salzburg recital and a CBC radio broadcast from as early as 1954. One wonders why certain concerti are repeated, and whether the stereo remix of the 1955 Goldbergs was really necessary.
The DVD section of this tome includes all three of Bruno Monsaingeon’s Glenn Gould Plays Bach films, including a complete Goldbergs recorded not long before the pianist’s death. These are absolute classics and provide perfect examples of Gould as controlling interlocutor — yet we learn so much from him ! The three DVDs of CBC footage date from 1957 to 1970 and provide an opportunity to hear Gould at his “harpsi-piano” in both the Brandenburg n° 5 and a Bach cantata — works he never recorded in the studio. The only thing I can find missing from this comprehensive Bach odyssey is a live 1957 take of the D-Minor concerto given in Leningrad.
Gould was that rare type of pianist whose legacy will continue to give joy ; he will frustrate and inspire and not all will agree with his approach to Bach, which show what happens when two stubborn geniuses meet head-on. My favourite periods are of the young wunderkind (1955-63) and his final years (1977-81), in which he was much more reflective, even philosophical, in his pianism. But love him or hate him, which other pianist still sounds as remarkably fresh as Gould ? Thirty years after his death, he continues to fascinate followers with his unique way of thinking and playing.
Brett Allen-Bayes

Source : http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/Review/330673,glenn-gould-the-complete-bach-collection.aspx

Glenn Gould
Plays
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

The Complete Bach Collection
[Part. 1]

Tracks

Cd. 1

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
1 Aria 1:53
2 Variation 1 a 1 Clav.  0:45
3 Variation 2 a 1 Clav.  0:37
4 Variation 3 a 1 Clav.  Canone all' Unisuono  0:55
5 Variation 4 a 1 Clav.  0:29
6 Variation 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  0:37
7 Variation 6 a 1 Clav.  Canone alla Seconda  0:34
8 Variation 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  1:08
9 Variation 8 a 2 Clav.  0:45
10 Variation 9 a 1 Clav.  Canone alla Terza  0:38
11 Variation 10 a 1 Clav.  Fughetta  0:43
12 Variation 11 a 2 Clav.  0:55
13 Variation 12 Canone alla Quarta  0:56
14 Variation 13 a 2 Clav.  2:11
15 Variation 14 a 2 Clav.  0:59
16 Variation 15 a 1 Clav.  Canone alla Quinta. Andante  2:17
17 Variation 16 Ouverture a 1 Clav.  1:17
18 Variation 17 a 2 Clav.  0:53
19 Variation 18 - Canone alla Sesta a 1 Clav.  0:46
20 Variation 19 a 1 Clav.  0:43
21 Variation 20 a 2 Clav.  0:48
22 Variation 21 Canone alla Settima  1:42
23 Variation 22 Alla breve a 1 Clav.  0:42
24 Variation 23 a 2 Clav.  0:54
25 Variation 24 Canone all' Ottava a 1 Clav.  0:57
26 Variation 25 a 2 Clav.  6:28
27 Variation 26 a 2 Clav.  0:52
28 Variation 27 Canone alla Nona  0:50
29 Variation 28 a 2 Clav  1:11
30 Variation 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav  1:00
31 Variation 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet  0:48
32 Aria da capo  2:10

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City ; June 10, 14-16, 1955 (mono)

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Cd. 2

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Piano Concerto n° 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19
1 I. Allegro con brio  12:59
2 II. Adagio  9:18
3 III. Rondo. Molto allegro  5:33

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

Keyboard Concerto n° 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052
4 I. Allegro  8:34
5 II. Adagio  7:07
6 III. Allegro  8:17

Glenn Gould - p
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein - cond.

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City ; April 9-10, 1957 [# 1-3, mono] ; & April 11, 1957 [# 4-6, mono]

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Cd. 3

Partita n° 5 in G Major, BWV 829
1 I. Praeambulum  1:47
[recorded in stereo]
2 II. Allemande  1:50
3 III. Courante  0:41
4 IV. Sarabande  2:02
5 V. Tempo di Minuetto  1:05
6 VI. Passepied  0:48
7 VII. Gigue  1:38

8 Fugue in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883  3:18
(from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II)
9 Fugue in E Major, BWV 878  4:17
(from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II)

Partita n° 6 in E Minor, BWV 830
10 I. Toccata  9:53
[recorded in stereo]
11 II. Allemande  2:05
12 III. Courante  2:19
13 IV. Air 0:43
14 V. Sarabande  3:40
15 VI. Tempo di Gavotta  0:52
16 VII. Gigue  3:26
[recorded in stereo]

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City ; July 29 & 31, August 1, 1957 [# 1-7 & 10-16 mono] ; July 29 & 31, August 1, 1957 [# 8 mono] ; & August 1, 1957 [# 9 mono]

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Cd. 4

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Piano Concerto n° 1 in C Major, Op. 15
1 I. Allegro con brio (Cadenza by Glenn Gould)  12:56
2 II. Largo  12:16
3 III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando (Cadenza by Glenn Gould)  9:15

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

Piano Concerto n° 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056
4 I. (Allegro)  3:33
5 II. Largo  2:56
6 III. Presto  3:46

Glenn Gould - p
Charles Libove - vl [# 6-8]
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann - dir

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City ; April 29 & 30; July 1, 1958 [# 1-3] ; & May 1, 1958 [# 4-6]

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Cd. 5

Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
1 I. []  4:10
2 II. Andante  5:56
3 III. Presto  3:07

Partita n° 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825
4 I. Praeludium  1:53
5 II. Allemande  1:55
6 III. Courante  1:44
7 IV. Sarabande  3:10
8 V. Menuet I & II  1:27
9 VI. Gigue  1:27

Partita n° 2 in C Minor, BWV 826
10 I. Sinfonia  4:13
11 II. Allemande  3:15
12 III. Courante  1:50
13 IV. Sarabande  2:35
14 V. Rondeaux  1:36
15 VI. Capriccio  1:47

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City ; June 22-26, 1959 [# 1-3] ; 1 & 8 ; September 22, 1959 [# 4-9] ; & June 22 & 23, 1959 [# 10-15]

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Cd. 6

The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Volume I, Fugues 1-9
1 Contrapunctus I  2:44
2 Contrapunctus II  2:43
3 Contrapunctus III  2:19
4 Contrapunctus IV  3:20
5 Contrapunctus V  2:52
6 Contrapunctus VI  4:59
7 Contrapunctus VII  3:48
8 Contrapunctus VIII  4:59
9 Contrapunctus IX  3:07

Recorded at Saints' Anglican Church, Toronto, Canada ; January 31 & February 1, 2, 4 & 21, 1962 ; & Chapel of the Theological College, New York City ; February 21, 1962

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Cd. 7

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-853
Prelude & Fugue n° 1 in C Major, BWV 846
1 Prelude  2:22
2 Fugue  1:53
Prelude & Fugue n° 2 in C Minor, BWV 847
3 Prelude  2:08
4 Fugue  1:34
Prelude & Fugue n° 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848
5 Prelude 1:04
6 Fugue 2:01
Prelude & Fugue n° 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849
7 Prelude  2:40
8 Fugue  3:04
Prelude & Fugue n° 5 in D Major, BWV 850
9 Prelude  1:06
10 Fugue  1:39
Prelude & Fugue n° 6 in D Minor, BWV 851
11 Prelude  1:19
12 Fugue  1:41
Prelude & Fugue n° 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 852
13 Prelude  4:12
14 Fugue  1:41
Prelude in E-Flat Minor and Fugue in D-Sharp Minor n° 8, BWV 853 
15 Prelude  3:39
16 Fugue  5:15

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City ; June 7 & September 21, 1962 [# 1 & 2] ; June 7, 1962 [# 3 & 4] ; June 7 & September 20, 1962 [# 5 & 6] ; September 21, 1962 [# 7 & 8] ; September 20, 1962 [# 9, 10, 13-16] ; & June 14, 1962 [# 11 & 12]

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Cd. 8

Partita n° 4 in D Major, BWV 828
1 I. Overture  5:35
2 II. Allemande  6:27
3 III. Courante  3:40
4 IV. Aria  1:28
5 V. Sarabande  4:54
6 VI. Menuet  1:15
7 VII. Gigue  1:44

Partita n° 3 in A Minor, BWV 827
8 I. Fantaisie  1:48
9 II. Allemande  2:05
10 III. Courante  2:05
11 IV. Sarabande  2:02
12 V. Burlesca  1:46
13 VI. Scherzo  0:54
14 VII. Gigue 1:26

15 Toccata in E minor, BWV 914  8:39

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City ; December 11 & 12, 1962; March 19 & 20; April 9, 1963 [# 1-7] ; October 18 & 19, 1962 [# 8-14] ; & April 8, 1963 [# 15]

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Cd 9

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 854-861
Prelude & Fugue n° 9 in E Major, BWV 854
1 Prelude  1:35
2 Fugue  1:01
Prelude & Fugue n° 10 in E Minor, BWV 855
3 Prelude  2:50
4 Fugue  0:58
Prelude & Fugue n° 11 in F Major, BWV 856
5 Prelude  0:58
6 Fugue  1:16
Prelude & Fugue n° 12 in F Minor, BWV 857
7 Prelude  4:56
8 Fugue  3:24
Prelude & Fugue n° 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858
9 Prelude  2:17
10 Fugue  2:15
Prelude & Fugue n° 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859
11 Prelude  1:01
12 Fugue  3:49
Prelude & Fugue n° 15 in G Major, BWV 860
13 Prelude  0:43
14 Fugue  2:19
Prelude & Fugue n° 16 in G Minor, BWV 861
15 Prelude  2:30
16 Fugue  2:14

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; April 9, 1963 [# 1, 2, 5 & 6] ; June 18-20 & September 18/25, 1963 [# 3 & 4] ; June 18, 1963 [# 7-10] ; August 29, 1963 [# 11 & 12] ; August 29/30, 1963 [# 13 & 14] ; June 18/20, August 30 & September 18/25, 1963 [# 15 & 16]

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Cd. 10

Two and Three Part Inventions, BWV 772-801
1 Invention n° 1 in C Major, BWV 772  1:30
2 Sinfonia n° 1 in C Major, BWV 787  0:46
3 Invention n° 2 in C Minor, BWV 773  2:54
4 Sinfonia n° 2 in C Minor, BWV 788  3:02
5 Invention n° 5 in E-Flat Major, BVW 776  1:21
6 Sinfonia n° 5 in E-Flat Major, BWV 791  3:07
7 Invention n° 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 785  1:37 
8 Sinfonia n° 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 800  1:09
9 Invention n° 11 in G Minor, BWV 782  0:54
10 Sinfonia n° 11 in G Minor, BWV 797  3:44
11 Invention n° 10 in G Major, BVW 781  0:40
12 Sinfonia n° 10 in G Major, BWV 796  0:57
13. Invention n° 15 in B Minor, BWV 786  0:52
14 Sinfonia n° 15 in B Minor, BWV 801  1:04
15 Invention n° 7 in E Minor, BWV 778  0:55
16 Sinfonia n° 7 in E Minor, BWV 793  1:32
17 Invention n° 6 in E Major, BWV 777  2:42
18 Sinfonia n° 6 in E Major, BWV 792  0:50
19 Invention n° 13 in A Minor, BWV 784  0:45
20 Sinfonia n° 13 in A Minor, BWV 799  2:14
21 Invention n° 12 in A Major, BWV 783  0:56
22 Sinfonia n° 12 in A Major, BWV 798  1:15
23 Invention n° 3 in D Major, BWV 774  1:00
24 Sinfonia n° 3 in D Major, BWV 789  1:06
25 Invention n° 4 in D Minor, BWV 775  0:47
26 Sinfonia n° 4 in D Minor, BWV 790  3:14
27 Invention n° 8 in F Major, BWV 779  1:05
28 Sinfonia n° 8 in F Major, BWV 794  0:59
29 Invention n° 9 in F Minor, BWV 780  2:48
30 Sinfonia n° 9 in F Minor, BWV 795  4:17

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; March 18 & 19, 1964

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Cd. 11

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 862-869
Prelude & Fugue n° 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 862
1 Prelude  1:35
2 Fugue  1:01
Prelude & Fugue n° 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 863
3 Prelude  2:50
4 Fugue  0:58
Prelude & Fugue n° 19 in A Major, BWV 864
5 Prelude  0:58
6 Fugue  1:16
Prelude & Fugue n° 20 in A Minor, BWV 865
7 Prelude  4:56
8 Fugue  3:24
Prelude & Fugue n° 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 866
9 Prelude  2:17
10 Fugue  2:15
Prelude & Fugue n° 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 867
11 Prelude  1:01
12 Fugue  3:49
Prelude & Fugue n° 23 in B Major, BWV 868
13 Prelude  0:43
14 Fugue  2:19
Prelude & Fugue n° 24 in B Minor, BWV 869
15 Prelude  2:30
16 Fugue  2:14

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; February 23; March 5 & April 3, 1965 [# 1 & 2] ; March 31 & August 9, 1965 [# 3 & 4] ; March 17 & 31 & April 23, 1965 [# 5 & 6] ; March 17, 1965 [# 7 & 8] ; February 23 & March 5, 1965 [# 9 & 10] ; March 31 & April 23, 1965 [# 11 & 12] ; April 23, 1965 [# 13 & 14] ; & June 1 & August 9, 1965 [# 15 & 16]

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Cd. 12

Three Keyboard Concertos
BWV 1054, 1056 & 1058

Piano Concerto n° 3 in D Major, BWV 1054
1 I.  (Allegro)  7:46
2 II.  Adagio e piano sempre  5:52
3 III.  Allegro  2:46

Piano Concerto n° 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056
4 I.  (Allegro)  3:33
5 II.  Largo  2:56
6 III.  Presto  3:46

Piano Concerto n° 7 in G Minor, BWV 1058
7 I. (Allegro)  3:46
8 II. Andante  5:57
9 III. Allegro assai  3:48

Glenn Gould - p
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann - cond.

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; May 2, 1967 [# 1-3] ; May 1, 1958 [# 4-6] ; & May 4, 1967 [# 7-9]

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Cd. 13

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 870-877
Prelude & Fugue n° 1 in C Major, BWV 870
1 Praeludium  3:00
2 Fuga  1:48
Prelude & Fugue n° 2 in C Minor, BWV 871
3 Praeludium  1:26
4 Fuga  1:25
Prelude & Fugue n° 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872
5 Praeludium  1:41
6 Fuga  3:30
Prelude & Fugue n° 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873
7 Praeludium  3:09
8 Fuga  1:53
Prelude & Fugue n° 5 in D Major, BWV 874
9 Praeludium  4:14
10 Fuga  2:43
Prelude & Fugue n° 6 in D Minor, BWV 875
11 Praeludium  1:56
12 Fuga  1:43
Prelude & Fugue n° 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 876
13 Praeludium  1:28
14 Fuga  1:38
Prelude & Fugue n° 8 in D-Sharp Minor, BWV 877
15 Praeludium  2:22
16 Fuga  2:16

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA . August 8, 1966 & February 20, 1967 [# 1-6 & 13 & 14] ; January 24, 1967 [# 7-10] ; August 8, 1966 [# 11 & 12] ; & February 20, 1967 [# 15 & 16]

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Cd. 14

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
[1955 Re-Channeled for Serero]
1 Aria 1:53
2 Variation 1 a 1 Clav.  0:45
3 Variation 2 a 1 Clav.  0:37
4 Variation 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all' Unisuono  0:55
5 Variation 4 a 1 Clav.  0:29
6 Variation 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  0:37
7 Variation 6 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Seconda  0:34
8 Variation 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  1:08
9 Variation 8 a 2 Clav.  0:45
10 Variation 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza  0:38
11 Variation 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta  0:43
12 Variation 11 a 2 Clav.  0:55
13 Variation 12 Canone alla Quarta  0:56
14 Variation 13 a 2 Clav.  2:11
15 Variation 14 a 2 Clav.  0:59
16 Variation 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta. Andante  2:17
17 Variation 16 Ouverture a 1 Clav.  1:17
18 Variation 17 a 2 Clav.  0:53
19 Variation 18 - Canone alla Sesta a 1 Clav.  0:46
20 Variation 19 a 1 Clav.  0:43
21 Variation 20 a 2 Clav.  0:48
22 Variation 21 Canone alla Settima  1:42
23 Variation 22 Alla breve a 1 Clav.  0:42
24 Variation 23 a 2 Clav.  0:54
25 Variation 24 Canone all' Ottava a 1 Clav.  0:57
26 Variation 25 a 2 Clav.  6:28
27 Variation 26 a 2 Clav.  0:52
28 Variation 27 Canone alla Nona  0:50
29 Variation 28 a 2 Clav  1:11
30 Variation 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav  1:00
31 Variation 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet  0:48
32 Aria da capo  2:10

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City ; June 10, 14-16, 1955

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Cd. 15

Keyboard Concertos, Vol. 2

Piano Concerto n° 2 in E Major, BWV 1053
1 I. [Allegro]  8:01
2 II. Siciliano  4:36
3 III. Allegro  6:15

Piano Concerto n° 4 in A Major, BWV 1055
4 I. Allegro  4:05
5 II. Larghetto  5:40
6 III. Allegro ma non tanto  4:08

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; February 10-12 1969 [# 1-3] ; & February 11 & 12, 1969 [# 4-6]

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Cd. 16

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 878-885
Prelude & Fugue n° 9 in E Major, BWV 878
1 Praeludium  2:17
2 Fuga  1:46
Prelude & Fugue n° 10 in E Minor, BWV 879
3 Praeludium  2:04
4 Fuga  2:44
Prelude & Fugue n° 11 in F Major, BWV 880
5 Praeludium  2:09
6 Fuga  1:30
Prelude & Fugue n° 12 in F Minor, BWV 881
7 Praeludium  1:46
8 Fuga  1:30
Prelude & Fugue n° 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882
9 Praeludium  2:13
10 Fuga  1:46
Prelude & Fugue n° 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883
11 Praeludium  3:23
12 Fuga  2:45
Prelude & Fugue n° 15 in G Major, BWV 884
13 Praeludium  1:10
14 Fuga  0:52
Prelude & Fugue n° 16 in G Minor, BWV 885
15 Praeludium  3:10
16 Fuga  2:23

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; September 11 & 12, 1969 [# 1 & 2] ; December 18, 1969 [# 3-6] ; December 3 & 4, 1969 [# 7-10, 13 & 14] ; September 11 & December 18, 1969 [# 11 & 12] & December 17, 1969 [# 15 & 16]

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Cd. 17

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 886-893
Prelude & Fugue n° 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 886
1 Praeludium  3:00
2 Fuga  1:54
Prelude & Fugue n° 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887
3 Praeludium  1:38
4 Fuga  4:24
Prelude & Fugue n° 19 in A Major, BWV 888
5 Praeludium  1:23
6 Fuga  1:03
Prelude & Fugue n° 20 in A Minor, BWV 889
7 Praeludium  2:18  
8 Fuga  1:28
Prelude & Fugue n° 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 890
9 Praeludium  2:26
10 Fuga  1:45
Prelude & Fugue n° 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891
11 Praeludium  1:39
12 Fuga  0:17
Prelude & Fugue n° 23 in B Major, BWV 892
13 Praeludium  4:25
14 Fuga  1:58
Prelude & Fugue n° 24 in B Minor, BWV 893
15 Praeludium  1:40
16 Fuga  1:29

Recorded at Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; January 10, 11, 24 & 31, 1971

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Cd. 18

Music from Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra n° 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056
1 I. (Allegro)  3:30
2 II. Largo  3:23
3 III. Presto  3:22

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
4 Variation 18 – Canone alla Sesta a 1 Clav.  0:46
5 Variation 25 a 2 Clav.  6:28

Brandenburg Concerto n° 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
6 III. Presto  4:34

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra n° 3 in D Major, BWV 1054
7 I. (Allegro)  7:46
8 II. Adagio e piano sempre  5:52
9 III. Allegro  2:46

Glenn Gould - p [# 1-5 & 7-9]
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann - cond. [# 1-3 & 7-9]
Marlboro Festival Orchestra, Pablo Casals - cond. [# 6]
Alexander Schneider - vl [# 6]
Rudolf Serkin - p [# 6]

Recording at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; May 1, 1958 [# 1-3] ; June 10 & 14-16, 1955 [# 4 & 5] ; July 9 & 11, 1964 [# 6] ; & May 2, 1967 [# 7-9]

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Cd. 19

French Suite n° 1 in D Minor, BWV 812
1 I. Allemande  1:31
2 II. Courante  1:03
3 III. Sarabande  2:50
4 IV. Menuett I  1:12
5 V. Menuett II  2:28
6 VI. Gigue  2:07

French Suite n° 2 in C Minor, BWV 813
7 I. Allemande  2:35
8 II. Courante  1:08
9 III. Sarabande  2:16
10 IV. Air  0:54
11 V. Menuett  0:50
12 VI. Gigue  1:41

French Suite n° 3 in B Minor, BWV 814
13 I. Allemande  1:34
14 II. Courante  1:10
15 III. Sarabande  1:39
16 IV. Menuett - Trio  2:01
17 V. Anglaise  0:49
18 VI. Gigue  1:39

French Suite n° 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815
19 I. Allemande  1:09
20 II. Courante  1:08
21 III. Sarabande  2:09
22 IV. Menuett, BWV 815a  0:56
23 V. Gavotte  0:45
24 VI. Air  1:04
25 VII. Gigue  1:53

Recorded at Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; November 16, 1972 [# 1-6] ; November 5, 1972 [# 7-12] ; December 12, 1972 and February 17, 1973 [# 13-18] ; & February 17, 1973 [# 19-25]

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[NB : the DVD are ripped in AVI, without chapters]

DVD 1

Glenn Gould on Television [I]
CBC Broadcasts 1957-1962

1 Introduction by Elaine Grant

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

2/4 Partita n° 5 in G Major, BWV 829
5 Introduction
6/7 Concerto for Keyboard n° 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056
8/10 Concerto for Keyboard n° 1 in F Minor, BWV 1052
12 Introduction
13 Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552
14 Introduction by Glenn Gould
15/17 Cantata "Widerstehe doch des Sünde", BWV 54
18 Introduction by Glenn Gould
19 The Art of the FUgue, BWV 1080. Contrapunctus IV
20 Introduction by Glenn Gould
21/23 Brandenburg Concerto n° 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

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Glenn Gould - p, harpsi p, & cond.
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra - Geoffroy Waddington - cond. [# 6-7] ; Thomas Mayer - cond. [# 8-10]
Russell Oberlin - countertenor [# 15-17]
Julius Baker - fl [# 21-23]
Oscar Shumsky - vl [# 21-23]

Recorded in Toronto Canada ; February 20, 1957 [# 1-4] ; October 13, 1957 [# 5-7] ; 1957 [# 8-10] ; 1958 [# 11] ; April 8, 1962 [# 12-23]

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DVD 2

Glenn Gould on Television [II]
CBC Broadcasts 1963-1970

The Anatomy of Fugue (excerpt)
The Well-Tempered Listener

The Well-Tempered Clavier II

1 Fugue n° 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 876
2 Introduction by Glenn Gould
3 Fugue n° 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891
4 Glenn Gould in conversation with Curtis Davis

The Well-Tempered Clavier II

5 Fugue n° 22 (on harpsichord)
7 Glenn Gould in conversation with Curtis Davis
8 "The Ideal sonata"
9 Glenn Gould in conversation with Curtis Davis
10 Fuge n° 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859
11 Glenn Gould in conversation with Curtis Davis

The Well-Tempered Clavier II

12/13 Prelude & Fugue n° 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883
14/15 Prelude & Fugue n° 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872
16:17 Prelude & Fugue n° 22 in B-Flat, BWV 891
18/19 Prelude & Fugue n° 9 in E Major, BWV 878

Glenn Gould - p

Recorded in Toronto, Canada ; February 28, 1954 [# 1-3] & February 18, 1970 [# 4-19]

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DVD 3

Glenn Gould on Television [III]
CBC Broadcasts (1964-1967)

1 Introduction
2 Introduction by John Culshaw

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

3 Goldberg Variations BWV 988 : Variatio 4 a 1 Clav.
4 Glenn Gould & Humphrey Burton on Bach
5 Cosing comments by John Culshaw
6 Introduction by Glenn Gould
7/18 Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (excerpts)
19 Glenn Gould & Yahudi Neuhin
20/23 Sonata for Violin & Harpsichord n° 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017
24 Introduction
25/27 Concerto for Keyboard & Orchestra n° 7 in G Minor, BWV 1058

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Glenn Gould - p
Yehudi Menuhin - vl [# 20-23]
Toronto Symphony Orchestra - Vladimir Golshmann - cond. [# 25-27]

Recorded in Toronto, Canada ; March 15, 1966 [# 1-5] ; June 3, 1964 [# 7-19] ; May 18, 1966 [# 20-24] ; November 15, 1967 [# 25-27]

22 comments:

Melanchthon said...

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Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

just PHENOMENAL!
Thank you!

bhowani bhowani said...

Astonishing ! Gigantic effort and dream comes true, 1000 x thanks, Melanchthon !

Farmer Allan said...

Bless your heart, Melanchthon! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Wow...
Many, many, thanks!

george

zoltanzylox said...

Thanks Mel! Fantastic treasure!

Descargador said...

IM-PRE-SIO-NAN-TE!!!!

AlanE49 said...

This is sensational! Thank you, Mel.

bmaiani said...

So wonderful! Thank you! Is anybody besides me having trouble unzipping the 3rd dvd? The first 2 are fine, but the 3rd seems to result in another (large) 7z file that won't open....

Vizcacha said...

Glenn Gould = GENIUS!
Many Thanks!!!!

Arewenotmen? said...

Un ENORME merci !

Cri said...

Mel, thx a loti

afterbach said...

Simply... extraordinary!! Muchísimas gracias!!

gigio said...

che meraviglia! grazie

ProfessorCalculus said...

Fantastic, after collecting ever Glen Gould vinyl, and cd for years I only wish that more folks discovers ( and rediscovers) this great pianist. Thanks Mel.

Otis Foster said...

Staggering. How do you ever find the time to offer the treasures you've bestowed on us.

anders said...

bless you mel!!

Olde Edo said...

...and once again, Melanchthon wins gold medal for greatest blogger on the Net!
Thank you so much for this treasure! I have much Gould's Bach in many different formats, but never complete in any format, so this is a real treat. Thank you once again!

Anonymous said...

What can I say - Thank You MM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i12rok said...

Thanks so much these historic recordings

kristophermc28 said...

This is a truly staggering share Mel. Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

it's just "paradisiaque.