Glenn Gould Plays Bach - Goldberg Variation, Inventions, Toccatas, Partitas et al. [6 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

A fine selection of Gould's incomparable Bach recordings.


Works:

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany
Date of Recording: 06/1955
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 39 Minutes 6 Secs.

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 07/1957
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs.

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 878 - Fugueby Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 08/01/1957
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 787 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 2 in C minor, BWV 773 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 2 in C minor, BWV 788 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 5 in E flat major, BWV 776 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 5 in E flat major, BWV 791 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 14 in B flat major, BWV 785 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 14 in B flat major, BWV 800 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 782 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 10 in G major, BWV 781 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 10 in G major, BWV 796 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 15 in B minor, BWV 786 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 15 in B minor, BWV 801 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 7 in E minor, BWV 778 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 7 in E minor, BWV 793 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 6 in E major, BWV 777 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 6 in E major, BWV 792 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 13 in A minor, BWV 784 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 13 in A minor, BWV 799 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 12 in A major, BWV 783 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 12 in A major, BWV 798 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 3 in D major, BWV 774 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 3 in D major, BWV 789 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 4 in D minor, BWV 775 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 4 in D minor, BWV 790 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 8 in F major, BWV 779 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 8 in F major, BWV 794 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs.

Two-Part Invention no 9 in F minor, BWV 780 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Date of Recording: 03/1964
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs.

Three-Part Invention no 9 in F minor, BWV 795 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany
Venue: Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs.

Toccata in D major, BWV 912 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany
Venue: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Ontario, Ca
Length: 14 Minutes 10 Secs.

Toccata in F minor, BWV 910 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany
Venue: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Ontario, Ca
Length: 11 Minutes 51 Secs.

Toccata in D minor, BWV 913 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1708; ?Weimar, Germany
Venue: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Ontario, Ca
Length: 17 Minutes 9 Secs.

Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1717; Weimar, Germany
Venue: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Ontario, Ca
Length: 11 Minutes 22 Secs.

Toccata in G minor, BWV 915 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1708; ?Weimar, Germany
Date of Recording: 06/12/1979
Venue: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Ontario, Ca
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs.

Toccata in G major, BWV 916 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1710; ?Weimar, Germany
Venue: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Ontario, Ca
Length: 9 Minutes 0 Secs.

Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1708; ?Weimar, Germany
Date of Recording: 04/08/1963
Venue: 30th Street Studio, New York, NY
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs.

Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany
Venue: 30th Street Studio, New York, NY
Length: 10 Minutes 12 Secs.

Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726-1731; Germany
Venue: 30th Street Studio, New York, NY
Length: 14 Minutes 39 Secs.

Partita for Keyboard no 3 in A minor, BWV 827 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany
Venue: 30th Street Studio, New York, NY
Length: 11 Minutes 28 Secs.

Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726-1731; Germany
Venue: 30th Street Studio, New York, NY
Length: 23 Minutes 47 Secs.

Partita for Keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany
Venue: 30th Street Studio, New York, NY
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs.

Partita for Keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany
Venue: 30th Street Studio, New York, NY
Length: 21 Minutes 41 Secs.

Little Preludes (6): no 1 in C major, BWV 933 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs.

Little Preludes (6): no 2 in C minor, BWV 934 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs.

Little Preludes (6): no 3 in D minor, BWV 935 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs.

Little Preludes (6): no 4 in D major, BWV 936 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: Germany
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs.

Little Preludes (6): no 5 in E major, BWV 937 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs.

Little Preludes (6): no 6 in E minor, BWV 938 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs.

Prelude and Fughetta in D minor, BWV 899 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs.

Prelude and Fughetta in G major, BWV 902: Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs.

Prelude and Fughetta in G major, BWV 902a: Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs.

Prelude and Fughetta in G major, BWV 902a: Fughetta by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: after 1727
Venue: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Ontario, Ca
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs.

Prelude in C major, BWV 924 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: after 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs.

Praeambulum in F major, BWV 927 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: after 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs.

Prelude in D minor, BWV 926 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 0 Minutes 48 Secs.

Prelude in D major, BWV 925 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs.

Prelude in F major, BWV 928 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: after 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs.

Praeambulum in G minor, BWV 930 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: after 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs.

Fugue in C major, BWV 952 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs.

Fughetta in C minor, BWV 961 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs.

Fugue in C major, BWV 953 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1723
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs.

Prelude and Fughetta in A minor, BWV 895 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1725
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs.

Prelude and Fughetta in E minor, BWV 900 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Venue: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Ontario, Ca
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs.

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

Prelude and Fugue in B flat major, BWV 898 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Date of Recording: 1980

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 4 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 6, a 4, in stylo francese by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 7, a 4, per augmentationem et diminutionem by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 8, a 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 9, a 4, alla duodecima by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1962

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 11, a 4 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1967

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 13 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1967

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 14 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 1981



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