Thursday, July 27, 2017

Glenn Gould - The Complete Bach Collection [Part. 2]

Although Glenn Gould embraced a wider repertoire than most music lovers realize, his reputation primarily rests with Bach, and in particular, the 1955 and 1981 Goldberg Variations recordings that essentially demarcate his international recording career. To honor what would have been Gould’s 80th birthday in 2012, along with the 30th anniversary of his untimely death in 1982 at age 50, Sony/BMG releases its most comprehensive Gould/Bach collection to date. Its 38 CDs and six DVDs include just about every studio or live Bach recording by Gould previously issued under the Sony Classical banner.
The first 30 CDs comprise Gould’s complete Bach studio recordings, packaged in facsimiles of the original LP jackets or CD jewel cases where applicable. Discs 31 through 38 are given over to posthumously published live material from Salzburg (The Goldberg Variations) and Moscow (the Sinfonias), CBC radio and television material, a rare release with Gould talking about Bach in German, and two interview discs : Glenn Gould Concert Dropout and the 1982 Goldberg Variations discussion with Tim Page.
Three DVDs contain all existing CBC television footage featuring Gould either playing or discussing Bach, including “The Well-Tempered Listener” — a 40-minute interview with Curtis Davis that appears on home video for the first time (it was not part of 2010’s otherwise complete Gould CBC television broadcasts package). The remaining three DVDs encompass director Bruno Monsaingeon’s three-part “Glenn Gould Plays Bach” series that Sony/BMG released as a boxed set in the summer of 2012. While this collection is complete insofar as Gould’s Columbia Masterworks Bach studio sessions are concerned, the A&R agenda governing which posthumously published live material and CBC broadcasts to include seems rather arbitrary.
For example, certain soundtracks from CBC videos are replicated on audio CDs, but others are not. Why the 1957 Moscow Sinfonias, but not the 1957 live Leningrad D minor keyboard concerto ? Why the 1954 CBC Goldbergs broadcast, but not the 1954 Fifth Partita that Gould actually preferred over his 1957 Columbia version ? And here’s something strange : A few years ago I wrote an April Fool’s Day review covering a fake “Glenn Gould Goldberg Variations Original Jacket Collection” containing every published transfer of these recordings, including a few invented releases on my part. I joked about previously unnoticed alternate takes incorporated into the 1968 rechanneled stereo incarnation of the 1955 Goldbergs. Amazingly, the Bach Collection presents the rechanneled Goldbergs, and mentions the use of alternate takes ! My lie turned out to be true !
However, had Sony/BMG been truly consistent, we’d also have the alternate analogue master of the 1981 Goldbergs, previously released only as part of the three-CD set “A State of Wonder”. In addition to the music, there is a hardcover book containing many previously unpublished photos, the original liner notes for each volume, plus dates and locations for the recordings. In sum, if it’s only Bach from Gould that you want, and if you want it all (well, most of it, anyway), you won’t go wrong with Sony/BMG’s handsome packaging and modest price tag.
Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com

Source : http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=798148

Glenn Gould
Plays
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

The Complete Bach Collection
[Part. 2]

Tracks

Cd. 20

French Suite n° 5 in G Major, BWV 816
1 I. Allemande  1:47
2 II. Courante  1:16
3 III. Sarabande  2:52
4 IV. Gavotte  0:40
5 V. Bourée  0:48
6 VI. Loure  1:07
7 VII. Gigue  2:25

French Suite n° 6 in E Major, BWV 817
8 I. Allemande  1:33
9 II. Courante  1:00
10 III. Sarabande  2:38
11 IV. Gavotte  0:36
12 V. Polonaise  0:54
13 VI. Menuett  0:47
14 VII. Bourée  0:58
15 VIII. Gigue  2:03

Overture in the French Style, BWV 831
(Partita in B Minor from Clavier-Übung, Part II)
16 I. Ouverture  9:48
17 II. Courante  3:28
18 III. Gavotte I  0:39
19 IV. Gavotte II (with da capo I)  1:13
20 V. Passepied I  0:36
21 VI. Passepied II (with da capo I)  1:03
22 VII. Sarabande  1:47
23 VIII. Bourée I  0:42
24 IX. Bourée II (with da capo I)  1:49
25 X. Gigue  2:10
26 XI. Echo  1:56

Recorded at Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; February 27 and May 23, 1971 [# 1-7] ; March 13, & May 23, 1971 [# 8-15] ; January 10, 11, 24 & 31 & February 27, 1971 & November 5, 1973 [# 16-26]

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Cd. 21

The Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba & Harpsichord

Sonata n° 1 in G Major, BWV 1027
1 I. Adagio  4:20
2 II. Allegro ma non tanto  3:34
3 III. Andante  2:27
4 IV. Allegro moderato  2:58

Sonata n° 2 in D Major, BWV 1028
5 I. Adagio  2:12
6 II. Allegro  2:32
7 III. Andante  6:25
8 IV. Allegro  3:52

Sonata n° 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029
9 I. Vivace  4:53
10 II. Adagio  4:57
11 III. Allegro  3:43

Glenn Gould - p
Leonard Rose - cel

Recorded at Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; May 28 & 29, 1974 [# 1-4] ; & December 16-19, 1973 [# 5-11]

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Cd. 22

Six Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord

Sonata n° 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014
1 I. Adagio  5:51
2 II. Allegro  3:15
3 III. Andante  3:16
4 IV. Allegro  2:26

Sonata n° 2 in A Major, BWV 1015
5 I. [without tempo indication]  3:38
6 II. Allegro assai  3:14
7 III. Andante un poco  3:28
8 IV. Presto  3:37

Sonata n° 3 in E Major, BWV 1016
9 I. Adagio  5:30
10 II. Allegro  3:08
11 III. Adagio ma non tanto  5:14
12 IV. Allegro  4:24

Glenn Gould - p
Jaime Laredo - vl

Recorded same place as above ; February 1-3, 1975 [# 1-8] ; & November 23 & 24, 1975 & January 9-11, 1976 [# 9-12]

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Cd. 23

Six Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord
[II]

Sonata n° 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017
1 I. Siciliano. Largo  4:28
2 II. Allegro  5:02
3 III. Adagio  3:22
4 IV. Allegro  3:21

Sonata n° 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018
5 I. Largo  5:01
6 II. Allegro  3:15
7 III. Adagio  5:33
8 IV. Vivace  2:13

Sonata n° 6 in G Major, BWV 1019
9 I. Allegro 3:40
10 II. Largo  2:05
11 III. Allegro  4:02
12 IV. Adagio  4:15
13 V. Allegro  3:39

Glenn Gould - p
Jaime Laredo - vl

Recorded same place as above ; November 23 & 24, 1975 [# 1-4] ; & January 9-11, 1976 [# 5-13]

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Cd. 24

English Suite n° 1 in A Major, BWV 806
1 I. Prélude  2:45
2 II. Allemande  2:10
3 III. Courante I  1:47
4 IV. Courante II  2:11
5 V. Double I  2:06
6 VI. Double II  1:59
7 VII. Sarabande  4:07
8 VIII. Bourée I 1:16
9 IX. Bourée II (with da capo I)  2:00
10 X. Gigue  2:01

English Suite n° 4 in F Major, BWV 809
11 I. Prélude  4:25
12 II. Allemande  2:46
13 III. Courante  0:54
14 IV. Sarabande  3:01
15 V. Menuett I  1:20
16 VI. Menuett II (with da capo I)  1:57
17 VII. Gigue  2:15

English Suite n° 5 in E minor, BWV 810
18 I.  Prélude  4:43
19 II. Allemande  2:58
20 III. Courante  1:51
21 IV. Sarabande  1:59
22 V. Passepied I (en Rondeau)  1:06
23 VI. Passepied II (with da capo I)  1:37
24 VII. Gigue  2:04

Recorded at Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; March 11 & November 4, 1973 [# 1-10] ; & December 14 & 15, 1974 and May 23 & 24, 1976 [# 11-24]

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Cd. 25

English Suite n° 2 in A Minor, BWV 807
1 I. Prélude  4:31
2 II. Allemande  1:34
3 III. Courante  1:12
4 IV. Sarabande - Les Agréments de la même Sarabande  3:03
5 V. Bourée I  1:26
6 VI. Bourée II (with da capo I)  2:00
7 VII. Gigue  2:17

English Suite n° 3 in G Minor, BWV 808
8 I. Prélude  2:53
9 II. Allemande  1:44
10 III. Courante  1:20
11 IV. Sarabande - Les Agréments de la même Sarabande  3:19
12 V. Gavotte I  0:50
13 VI. Gavotte II (ou la Musette) (with da capo I)  1:10
14 VII. Gigue  1:52

English Suite n° 6 in D Minor, BWV 811
15 I. Prélude  8:25
16 II. Allemande  3:11
17 III. Courante  2:46
18 IV. Sarabande  3:07
19 V. Double  2:15
20 VI. Gavotte I  1:34
21 VII. Gavotte II (with da capo I)  2:19
22 VIII. Gigue  2:56

Recorded at Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; May 23, 1971 [# 1-7] ; June 21 & 22, 1974 [# 8-14] & October 10 & 11 1975 and May 23 & 24, 1976 [# 15-22]

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Cd. 26

The Toccatas, vol. 1

1 Toccata in D Major, BWV 912  14:01
2 Toccata in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 910  11:43
3 Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913  17:08

Recorded at Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; October 16 & November 1, 1976 [# 1] ; October 31 & November 1, 1976 [# 2] ; & October 16 & 17, 1976 [# 3]

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Cd. 27

The Toccatas, vol. 2

1 Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911  11:13
2 Toccata in G Minor, BWV 915  8:44
3 Toccata in G Major, BWV 916  8:52
4 Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914  8:39

Recorded at Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada, May 15 & 16, 1979 [# 1] ; June 12, 1979 [# 2] ; May 15, 1979 [# 3] ; & Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA, April 8, 1963 [# 4]

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Cd. 28

Prelude, Fughettas & Fugues

6 Little Preludes, BWV 933-938
1 Praeludium in C Major, BWV 933  1:19
2 Praeludium in C Minor, BWV 934  3:32
3 Praeludium in D Minor, BWV 935  1:25
4 Praeludium in D Major, BWV 936  1:57
5 Praeludium in E Major, BWV 937  1:26
6 Praeludium in E Minor, BWV 938  2:59

Prelude & Fughetta in D Minor, BWV 899
7 Praeludium  1:33
8 Fughetta  0:54

9 Prelude in G Major, BWV 902  3:20
10 Prelude in G Major, BWV 902a  0:53
11 Fughetta in G Major, BWV 902  0:55

9 Little Preludes, BWV 924-932
12 Praeambulum in C Major, BWV 924  1:47
13 Praeambulum in F Major, BWV 927  0:36
14 Prealudium in D Minor, BWV 926  0:49
15 Praeludium in D Major, BWV 925  0:56
16 Praeludium in F Major, BWV 928  1:08
17 Praeambulum in G Minor, BWV 930  3:21

Three Little Fugues
from Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Bach
18 Fugue in C Major, BWV 952  1:17
19 Fughetta in C Minor, BWV 961  2:25
20 Fugue in C Major, BWV 953  1:20

Prelude & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 895
21 Praeludium  1:30
22 Fuga  1:43

Prelude & Fughetta in E Minor, BWV 900
23 Praeludium  1:27
24 Fughetta  2:14

Recorded at Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; October 10 & 11, 1979 [# 1-11] ; January 10 & 11 and February 2, 1980 [# 12-17] ; & January 20 & February 2, 1980 [# 18-24]

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Cd. 29

The Little Bach Book

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
1 Aria  1:53

Six Little Preludes, BWV 933-938
2 N° 1 in C Major, BWV 933  1:19
3 N° 2 in C minor, BWV 934  3:32

Two-Part Inventions, BWV 772-801
4 N° 1 in C Major, BWV.772  1:30
5 N° 8 in F Major, BWV 779  1:05
6 N° 4 in D minor, BWV 775  0:47
7 N° 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 785  1:37

Partita n° 1 in B-Flat Maor, BWV 825
8 V. Menuet I & II  1:27
9 VII. Gigue  1:27

English Suite n° 3 in G Minor, BWV 808
10 V. & V. Gavottes I & II  2:00

The Well-Tempered Clavier I
11 Praeludium from Prelude & Fugue n° 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 866  1:10
12 Fuga from Prelude & Fugue n° 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 866  1:26

Prelude & Fugue n° 5 in D Majr, BWV 850
13 Praeludium from Prelude & Fugue n° 5 in D Major, BWV 850  1:06
14 Fuga from Prelude & Fugue n° 5 in D Major, BWV 850  1:42

French Suite n° 5 in G Major, BWV 816
15 IV. Gavotte  0:40
16 V. Bourrée  0:48
17 VII. Gigue  2:25

The Well-Tempered Clavier I
18 Praeludium from Prelude & Fugue n° 1 in C Major, BWV 846  2:22
19 Fuga from Prelude & Fugue n° 1 in C Major, BWV 846  1:53

20 Fughetta in C Minor, BWV 961 from Three Little Fugues from Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Bach  2:25

21 Prelude n° 1 in C Major, BWV 924 from 9 Little Preludes, BWV 924-932  1:47

Two-Part Inventions
22 N° 10 in G Major, BWV 781  0:40
23 N° 3 in D Major, BWV 774  1:00
24 N° 13 In A Minor, BWV 784  0:45
25 N° 6 in E Major, BWV 777  2:42
26 N° 15 in B Minor, BWV 786  0:52

27 Minuet & Trio from French Suite n° 3 in B Minor, BWV 814/4  2:03  

French Suite n° 6 in E Major, BWV 817
28 IV. Menuet  0:47
29 VII. Bourrée  0:58
30 VIII. Gigue  2:03

English Suite n° 2 in A Minor, BWV 807
31 V. Bourrée I  1:26
32 VI. Bourrée II (da Capo)  2:00
33 VII. Gigue  2:17

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; June 10, 14/16, 1955 [#1] ; March 18, 1964 [# 4-7 & 22-26] ; May 1, 1959 [# 8 & 9] ; February 23 & March 5, 1965 [# 11 & 12] ; September 20, 1962 [# 13 & 14] ; June 7 & September 21, 1962 [# 18 & 19] ; Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; October 10, 1979 [# 2 & 3] ; February 2 & May 23, 1971 [# 15-17] ; January 20 & February 2, 1980 [# 20] ; January 10/11 & February 2, 1980 [# 21] ; December 12, 1972 & February 17, 1973 [# 27] ; March 13 & May 23, 1971 [# 28-33]

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Cd. 30

Goldberg Variations
(1981 Digital Recording)

1 Aria  2:52
2 Variatio 1 a Clav.  1:10
3 Variatio 2 a 1 Clav.  0:49
4 Variatio 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Unisono  1:31
5 Variatio 4 a 1 Clav.  0:50
6 Variatio 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  0:36
7 Variatio 6 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Seconda  0:40
8 Variatio 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  Al tempo di Giga  1:18
9 Variatio 8 a 2 Clav.  0:53
10 Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza  0:59
11 Variatio 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta  1:04
12 Variatio 11 a 2 Clav.  0:53
13 Variatio 12. Canone alla Quarta  1:36
14 Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.  2:39
15 Variatio 14 a 2 Clav.  1:02
16 Variatio 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta. Andante  5:04
17 Variatio 16 a 1 Clav. Ouverture  1:40
18 Variatio 17 a 2 Clav.  0:54
19 Variatio 18 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sesta  1:03
20 Variatio 19 a 1 Clav.  1:04
21 Variatio 20 a 2 Clav.  0:50
22 Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima  2:14
23 Variatio 22 a 1 Clav. Alla breve  1:03
24 Variatio 23 a 2 Clav.  0:57
25 Variatio 24 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Ottava  1:42
26 Variatio 25 a 2 Clav. Adagio  6:01
27 Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.  0:54
28 Variatio 27 a 2 Clav. Canone alla Nona  1:21
29 Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.  1:03
30 Variatio 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  1:02
31 Variatio 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet  1:28   
32 Aria da capo  3:46

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; April 22-25 & May 15, 19 & 29, 1981

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Cd. 31

Aria with 30 Variations "Goldberg Variations", BWV 988
(1954 CBC Radio Recording)

1 Aria  2:43
2 Variatio 1 a Clav.  0:55
3 Variatio 2 a 1 Clav.  0:44
4 Variatio 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Unisono  1:18
5 Variatio 4 a 1 Clav.  0:35
6 Variatio 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  0:41
7 Variatio 6 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Seconda  0:46
8 Variatio 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  Al tempo di Giga  1:17
9 Variation 8 a 2 Clav.  0:49
10 Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza  0:53
11 Variatio 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta  0:52
12 Variatio 11 a 2 Clav.  0:52
13 Variatio 12. Canone alla Quarta  1:21
14 Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.  2:59
15 Variatio 14 a 2 Clav.  1:03
16 Variatio 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta. Andante  2:34
17 Variatio 16 a 1 Clav. Ouverture  1:38
18 Variatio 17 a 2 Clav.  0:53
19 Variatio 18 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sesta  0:38
20 Variatio 19 a 1 Clav.  0:39
21 Variatio 20 a 2 Clav.  0:53
22 Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima  1:14
23 Variatio 22 a 1 Clav. Alla breve  0:41
24 Variatio 23 a 2 Clav.  0:58
25 Variatio 24 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Ottava  1:11
26 Variatio 25 a 2 Clav. Adagio  4:24
27 Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.  0:55
28 Variatio 27 a 2 Clav. Canone alla Nona  0:47
29 Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.  0:59
30 Variatio 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  0:56
31 Variatio 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet  1:09
32 Aria da capo  4:12

The Well-Tempered Clavier II

Prelude & Fugue n° 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883
33 Praelufium  3:49
34 Fuga  3:04

Prelude & Fugue n° 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 876
35 Praeludium  1:2
36 Fuga  2:20

Prelude & Fugue b° 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891
37 Praeludium  2:57
38 Fuga  3:02

Prelude & Fugue n° 9 in E Major, BWV 878
39 Praeludium  3:08
40 Fuga  2:45


Recorded in Toronto, Canada ; June 21, 1954 [# 1-32] ; February 28, 1954 [# 33-38] ; & October 21, 1952 [# 39-40]

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Cd. 32

Glenn Gould in Salzburg & Moscow

Aria with 30 Variations "Goldberg Variations", BWV 988

1 Aria  1:50
2 Variatio 1 a Clav.  0:49
3 Variatio 2 a 1 Clav.  0:43
4 Variatio 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Unisono  1:07
5 Variatio 4 a 1 Clav.  0:47
6 Variatio 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  0:39
7 Variatio 6 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Seconda  0:30
8 Variatio 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  Al tempo di Giga  1:10
9 Variation 8 a 2 Clav.  0:49
10 Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza  0:42
11 Variatio 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta  0:42
12 Variatio 11 a 2 Clav.  0:58
13 Variatio 12. Canone alla Quarta  0:59
14 Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.  2:11
15 Variatio 14 a 2 Clav.  0:59
16 Variatio 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta. Andante  2:30
17 Variatio 16 a 1 Clav. Ouverture  1:13
18 Variatio 17 a 2 Clav.  0:53
19 Variatio 18 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sesta  0:40
20 Variatio 19 a 1 Clav.  0:46
21 Variatio 20 a 2 Clav.  0:51
22 Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima  1:23
23 Variatio 22 a 1 Clav. Alla breve  0:43
24 Variatio 23 a 2 Clav.  0:55
25 Variatio 24 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Ottava  1:04
26 Variatio 25 a 2 Clav. Adagio  4:17
27 Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.  0:53
28 Variatio 27 a 2 Clav. Canone alla Nona  0:53
29 Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.  0:58
30 Variatio 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  0:55
31 Variatio 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet  1:22  
32 Aria da capo  2:00

Three-Part Sinfonias (Inventions)
33 N° 2 in C Minor, BWV 788  2:05
34 N° 5 in E-Flat Major, BWV 791  1:58
35 N° 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 800  0:58
36 N° 11 in G Minor, BWV 797  1:37
37 N° 10 in G Major, BWV 796  0:54
38 N° 15 in B Minor, BWV 801  1:05
39 N° 7 in E Minor, BWV 793  1:25
40 N° 6 in E Major BWV 792  0:56
41 N° 12 in A Major, BWV 798  1:12
42 N° 13 in A Minor, BWV 799  2:44
43 N° 3 in D Major, BWV 789  0:59
44 N° 4 in D Minor, BWV 790  2:52
45 N° 8 in F Major, BWV 794  1:00
46 N° 9 in F Minor, BWV 795  4:25

Recorded at the Salzburg Festival, Mozarteum, Austria ; August 25, 1959 [# 1-32] ; Moscow, Russia ; May 7, 1957 [# 33-46]

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Cd. 33

Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
1 I. [Allegro]  4:06
2 II. Andante  7:57
3 III. Presto  3:37

Concerto in D Minor after Allessandro Marcello, BWV 974
4 I.  2:27
5 II. Adagio  4:48
6 III. Presto  2:37

7 Fugue in B Minor on a Theme by Tomaso Albinioni, BWV 951  4:37

8 Fugue in A Major on a Theme by Tomaso Albinioni, BWV 950  4:11

9 Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 (Aria - Var. 1-10)  9:40

10 Chromatic Fantasia in D Minor, BWV 903a  6:18

11 Fantasy (and ugue) in C Minor, BWV 906  7:04

12 Fantasy in G Minor, BWV 917  2:59

13 Fantasy in C Minor, BWV  919  2:13

Recorded at Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; August 29/430, 1981 [# 1-3] ; June 11, 1979 [# 4-6] ; August 5, 1979 [# 7-8] ; April 18, 1971 [# 9] ; October 11, 1979 [# 10] ; April 5, 1980 [# 11-13]

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Cd. 34

The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
1 Contrapunctus I  4:51
2 Contrapunctus II  2:17
3 Contrapunctus IV  2:53
4 Contrapunctus IX, a 4, alla Duodecima  2:33
5 Contrapunctus XI, a 4  5:50
6 Contrapunctus XIII, a 3  2:30
7 Fuga a 3 Soggetti (Contrapunctus XIV)  12:20
[unfinished]

8 Prelude & Fugue in B-Flat Major on the Name BACH, BWV 898  5:21

The Well-Tempered Clavier I
Prelude & Fugue n° 9 in E Major, BWV 878
9 Praeludium  2:40
10 Fuga  1:49
Prelude & Fugue ° 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883
11 Praeludium  3:35
12 Fuga  2:52

Sonata for Violin and Hapsichord n° 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017
13 I. Sicliano. Largo  3:14
14 II. Allegro  4:39
15 III. Adagio  3:51
16 IV. Allegro  3:09

Yehudi Menuhin - vl
Glenn Gould - p

Recorded CBC Television Broadast, CBC Studios, Toronto, Canada ; January 1, 1974 [# 1-3 & 7] ; October 25, 1965 [# 14-17] ; CBC Radio Broadcast ; November 23, 1967 [# 4-6] ; Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada ; April 5, 1980 [# 8 & 9] ; Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; February 18, 1970 [# 10-13]

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Cd. 35

"Concert Dropout"
Glenn Gould in Conversation with Joh, McClure

1 Part. I  28:31
2 Part. II  26:36

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; September 1 & October 11, 1968

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Cd. 36

1 Glenn Gould on Bach
(in German)

Erstmals in Deutscher Sprache
Die ungewöhnlichen, gleichwohl nicht von der Hand z weisenden und
mit Musikbeispielen unterlegten Ausführungen des außergewöhnlichen
kanadischen Meisterpianisten GLENN GOULD über JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
und dessen Fugenkunst unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Klavierwerks

Glenn Gould - speaker & p

Released 1972

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Cd. 37

Glenn Gould discusses his performances
of the "Goldberg Vaiations" with Tim Page

1 Opening  2:37
2 The Meaning of re-recording  5:47
3 Comparison of arias  3:33
4 The Secret of the tempo  7:52
5 New recordings (from Variation 16 to Variation 18)  3:37
6 The Importance of the system  5:16
7 Doubts on Variation 25  2:52
8 Arguments on instruments  6:19
9 New recordings (from Variation 1 to Variation 10)  9:58
10 Ending  2:52

Recorded in New York City ; January 1, 1982

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Cd. 38

Aria with 30 Variations "Goldberg Variations", BWV 988
[Studio outakes from 1955 recording]

1 Aria [take 1]  2:32
2 Variatio 1 [take 1]  0:53
3 Variatio 2 [take 1]  0:47
4 Variatio 2 [take 2]  0:28
5 Variatio 2 [take 11a]  0:51
6 Variatio 3 [take 1]  1:12
7 Variatio 4 [take 1]  0:42
8 Variatio 4 [take 2]  0:37
9 Variatio 4 [take 7]  0:46
10 Variatio 4 [take 8]  0:33
11 Variatio 30 [explanation]  1:25

12 "God Save the Queen" & "The Star-Spangled Banner" Quodlibet  1:46

[Studio outakes from 1955 recording]
13 Variatio 5  1:37
14 Variatio 6  1:22
15 Variatio 9  1:40
16 Variatio 11  1:24
17 Variatio 23  1:11

Three-Part Sinonias (Inventions)
18 N° 8 in F Major, BWV 794  0:53
19 N° 15 in B Minor, BWV 801  0:55
20 N° 9 in F Minor, BWV 795  5:08

Unedited studio sessions takes from June 6/9, 1955
21 N° 8 in F Major, BWV 794  2:15
22 N° 15 in B Minor, BWV 801  5:38
23 N° 9 in F Minor, BWV 795  5:09

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; June 14 [# 1-12] ; June 14/19 [# 13-17] ; June 8, [# 18-23 mono] 1955

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

DVD 4

Glenn Gould Plays Bach [I]
The Question of Instrument
directed by Bruno Monsaingeon

1 The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 : Contrapunctus I  4:55

2 Glenn Gould in conversation with Bruno Monsaingeon  10:36
Excerpts from
Little Prelude in D Major, BWV 936
Sonata for violin and piano n° 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017 : II. Allegro

3 Chromatic Fantasia in D Minor, BWV 903a  8:27
Bars 1-47 - Conversation - Bars 37-79

4 Conversation  9:19
Excerpts from
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 : Mvt. I
Partita n° 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 : V. Sarabande
The Well-Tempered Clavier I : Fugue n° 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872
Overture in the French Style in B Minor, BWV 831 : X. Gigue
Partita n° 5 in G Major, BWV 829 : I. Praeambulum
Partita n° 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825 : I. Praeludium
Partita n° 2 in C Minor, BWV 826 : VI. Capriccio

Partita n° 4 in D Major, BWV 828
5 I. Ouverture  4:54
6 II. Allemande  5:39
7 III. Courante  3:07
8 IV. Aria  1:15
9 V. Sarabande  5:14
10 VI. Menuet  1:18
11 VII. Gigue  1:28

Recorded circa 1979 

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DVD 5

Glenn Gould Plays Bach [II]
An Art of the Fugue
directed by Bruno Monsaingeon

1 Fugue in B-Flat Major on the name BACH, BWV898  4:03
[excerpt]

2 Glenn Gould in converation with Bruno Monsaingeon  6:26

The Well-Tempered Clavier I
3 Fugue n° 9 in E Major, BWV 878  5:05

Conversation  1:19

5 Three-Part Sinfonia n° 1 in C Major, BWV 787  0:49

Conversation  4:57

The Well-Tempered Clavier II
7 Fugue ° 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891  2:55

Conversation  2:31

The Well-Tempered Clavier II
9 Prelude & Fugue n° 19 in A Major, BWV 888  2:33

10 Conversation  8:28

The Art of the Fugue
11 Contrapunctus II  2:17
Contrapunctus IV  2:55
13 Fuga a 3 Soggetti (Contrapuctus XIV)  12:18
[unfinished]

Recorded circa 1979 

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DVD 6

Glenn Gould Plays Bach [III]
The Goldberg Variations
directed by Bruno Monsaingeon

1 Introduction  6:07

2 Aria  2:52
3 Variatio 1 a Clav.  1:10
4 Variatio 2 a 1 Clav.  0:49
5 Variatio 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Unisono  1:31
6 Variatio 4 a 1 Clav.  0:50
7 Variatio 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  0:36
8 Variatio 6 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Seconda  0:40
9 Variatio 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  Al tempo di Giga  1:18
10 Variatio 8 a 2 Clav.  0:53
11 Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza  0:59
12 Variatio 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta  1:04
13 Variatio 11 a 2 Clav.  0:53
14 Variatio 12. Canone alla Quarta  1:36
15 Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.  2:39
16 Variatio 14 a 2 Clav.  1:02
17 Variatio 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta. Andante  5:04
18 Variatio 16 a 1 Clav. Ouverture  1:40
19 Variatio 17 a 2 Clav.  0:54
20 Variatio 18 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sesta  1:03
21 Variatio 19 a 1 Clav.  1:04
22 Variatio 20 a 2 Clav.  0:50
23 Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima  2:14
24 Variatio 22 a 1 Clav. Alla breve  1:03
25 Variatio 23 a 2 Clav.  0:57
26 Variatio 24 a 1 Clav. Canone all'Ottava  1:42
27 Variatio 25 a 2 Clav. Adagio  6:01
28 Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.  0:54
29 Variatio 27 a 2 Clav. Canone alla Nona  1:21
30 Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.  1:03
31 Variatio 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  1:02
32 Variatio 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet  1:28   
33 Aria da capo  3:46

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA ; April 1 [# 1] ; April 22-25 & May 15, 19 & 29 [# 2-33], 1981

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Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Gould The God!
Very big thanks Mel
Pedro

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

...really awesome post!

slr in tx said...

Epic! Monumental! Stupendous!

Thanks, Mel!!

Angelo said...

Minha Nossa Senhora!!!

Muito obrigado Mel!

pe444rro said...

Una obra de arte, muchisimaas gracias Mel.

The Jackal said...

OK you got me, Gould it is ...

Overwhelming and appreciated

Peter said...

Dear Mel,

thank you so much for this great post and all the work putting up this blog up again with all these phenomenal links.

almason said...

Dear Melanchthon

Wow!

Thanks!

Now all I need is an extra lifetime
to savor this awesome set. Thanks again.

DEEP said...

These recordings should be placed in a time capsule and sent into outer space and preserved for eternity.
A CLASP! doesn't do these justice.

Anonymous said...

Lost for words, thans so much dear MM, these dvds are heartbreaking - such a pity Glenn is no more with us.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Fantassssssssssssssstic. Many thanks.

Luis Lorenzo said...

IMPRESIONANTE!!
Mil Gracias Mel

anders said...

obrigado Mel

Sandflyer said...

Oh, the patience was worth it. My profoundest thanks for this.

Olde Edo said...

Another enormous posting -- thank you so much for this treasure!