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Glenn Gould Plays Beethoven, Vol. 2: Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 [Live Recordings, 1951 & '55]

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composer
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Notes & Reviews:

Glenn Gould maintained a very peculiar relationship, a sort of love and hate, with Beethoven's music, which he performed out of any traditional scheme or system. This CD presents two further Beethoven rarities in live recordings by the Canadian pianist, the first being the Piano Concerto No.1 in C, op. 15, recorded in Turin, Italy on 23 January 1951 when Gould was only nineteen. The Piano Concerto No.3 in c, op. 37, with the Canadian Radio Orchestra under conductor Heinz Unger, was recorded four years later, on 21 February 1955. This very significant addition to the discography of Glenn Gould furthers the image of this eclectic, fascinating and singular artist.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Toronto (01/23/1951); Toronto (02/21/1955).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ernest MacMillan
  • Ensemble: CBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 33 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Conductor: Heinz Unger
  • Ensemble: Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 32 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803
  • Studio/Live: Live