Three CDs. Glenn Gould's recording debut in 1955 of Bach's Goldberg Variations took the world by storm. His decidedly un-Romantic view, absolute technical skill, startling lucidity, and right-on rhythmic changes, combined with his eccentricities-audible humming, sometimes outrageously fast tempi-made him an instantly legendary pianist and elucidated Bach's music in a whole new way. Gould's final recording, 26 years later, was also of the Goldbergs. It's a more relaxed, sometimes much slower, more inward reading (although still very much his own, complete with oddly ferocious attacks and accents), in which he offers repeats of the first half of 15 of the Variations. Both performances are glorious, each in it's own way, and this luxurious new set is entertaining, a joy to hear, and revelatory; it belongs in any music lover's collection. The third CD is devoted to outtakes and chatter from recording sessions. At one point, Gould improvises "God Save the King" and exhibits how it turns into "The Star-Spangled Banner." And a long interview with critic Tim Page offers great insight into Gould's weird humor and unique outlook. A must-have collection.
Three CDs. Glenn Gould's recording debut in 1955 of Bach's Goldberg Variations took the world by storm. His decidedly un-Romantic view, absolute technical skill, startling lucidity, and right-on rhythmic changes, combined with his eccentricities-audible humming, sometimes outrageously fast tempi-made him an instantly legendary pianist and elucidated Bach's music in a whole new way. Gould's final recording, 26 years later, was also of the Goldbergs. It's a more relaxed, sometimes much slower, more inward reading (although still very much his own, complete with oddly ferocious attacks and accents), in which he offers repeats of the first half of 15 of the Variations. Both performances are glorious, each in it's own way, and this luxurious new set is entertaining, a joy to hear, and revelatory; it belongs in any music lover's collection. The third CD is devoted to outtakes and chatter from recording sessions. At one point, Gould improvises "God Save the King" and exhibits how it turns into "The Star-Spangled Banner." And a long interview with critic Tim Page offers great insight into Gould's weird humor and unique outlook. A must-have collection.
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Format: CD
Label: MASTERWORKS
Rel. Date: 08/07/2020
UPC: 194397539820

State Of Wonder - The Complete Goldberg Variations
Artist: Glenn Gould
Format: CD
New: In Stock 16.97
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DISC: 1

1. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Aria (Remastered)
2. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 1 a 1 Clav. (Remastered)
3. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 2 a 1 Clav. (Remastered)
4. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 3 a 1 Clav. Canone All' Unisuono (Remastered)
5. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 4 a 1 Clav. (Remastered)
6. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 5 a 1 Ovvero 2 Clav. (Remastered)
7. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 6 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Seconda (Remastered)
8. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 7 a 1 Ovvero 2 Clav. (Remastered)
9. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 8 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 1
10. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 9 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Terza (Remastered) 1
11. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta (Remastered) 1
12. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 11 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 1
13. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 12 Canone Alla Quarta (Remastered) 1
14. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 13 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 1
15. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 14 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 1
16. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 15 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Quinta. Andante (Remastered) 1
17. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 16 Ouverture a 1 Clav. (Remastered) 1
18. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 17 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 1
19. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 18 - Canone Alla Sesta a 1 Clav. (Remastered) 2
20. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 19 a 1 Clav. (Remastered) 2
21. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 20 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 2
22. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 21 Canone Alla Settima (Remastered) 2
23. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 22 Alla Breve a 1 Clav. (Remastered) 2
24. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 23 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 2
25. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 24 Canone All' Ottava a 1 Clav. (Remastered) 2
26. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 25 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 2
27. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 26 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 2
28. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 27 Canone Alla Nona (Remastered) 2
29. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 28 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 3
30. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 29 a 1 Ovvero 2 Clav. (Remastered) 3
31. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet (Remastered) 3
32. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Aria Da Capo (Remastered) 3
33. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Aria (Remastered) 3
34. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 1 a 1 Clav. (Remastered) 3
35. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 2 a 1 Clav. (Remastered) 3
36. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 3 a 1 Clav. Canone All'unisono (Remastered) 3
37. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 4 a 1 Clav. (Remastered) 3
38. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 5 a 1 Ovvero 2 Clav. (Remastered) 3
39. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 6 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Seconda (Remastered) 4
40. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 7 a 1 Ovvero 2 Clav. (Remastered) 4
41. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 8 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 4
42. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 9 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Terza (Remastered) 4
43. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta (Remastered) 4
44. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 11 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 4
45. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 12 Canone Alla Quarta (Remastered) 4
46. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 13 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 4
47. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 14 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 4
48. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 15 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Quinta. Andante (Remastered) 4
49. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 16 a 1 Clav. Overture (Remastered) 5
50. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 17 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 5
51. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 18 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Sesta (Remastered) 5
52. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 19 a 1 Clav. (Remastered) 5
53. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 20 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 5
54. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 21 Canone Alla Settima (Remastered) 5
55. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 22 a 1 Clav. Alla Breve (Remastered) 5
56. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 23 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 5
57. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 24 Canone All' Ottava a 1 Clav. (Remastered) 5
58. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 25 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 5
59. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 26 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 6
60. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 27 a 2 Clav. Canone Alla Nona (Remastered) 6
61. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 28 a 2 Clav. (Remastered) 6
62. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 29 a 1 Ovvero 2 Clav. (Remastered) 6
63. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Variation 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet (Remastered) 6
64. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Aria Da Capo (Remastered)

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Three CDs. Glenn Gould's recording debut in 1955 of Bach's Goldberg Variations took the world by storm. His decidedly un-Romantic view, absolute technical skill, startling lucidity, and right-on rhythmic changes, combined with his eccentricities-audible humming, sometimes outrageously fast tempi-made him an instantly legendary pianist and elucidated Bach's music in a whole new way. Gould's final recording, 26 years later, was also of the Goldbergs. It's a more relaxed, sometimes much slower, more inward reading (although still very much his own, complete with oddly ferocious attacks and accents), in which he offers repeats of the first half of 15 of the Variations. Both performances are glorious, each in it's own way, and this luxurious new set is entertaining, a joy to hear, and revelatory; it belongs in any music lover's collection. The third CD is devoted to outtakes and chatter from recording sessions. At one point, Gould improvises "God Save the King" and exhibits how it turns into "The Star-Spangled Banner." And a long interview with critic Tim Page offers great insight into Gould's weird humor and unique outlook. A must-have collection.