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Glenn Gould - His First Recordings (1947-1952) - Bach, et al

Album Summary

>Berg, Alban : Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5
>Taneyev, Sergei : Birth of the harp, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/1
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Cinderella, ballet, Op. 87
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in C major, K. 521
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (5) on an original theme for piano, 4 hands in G major, K. 501
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in F major, K. 497
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio and Allegro for Mechanical Organ in F minor, K 594
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major (Clavier-Übung II/1), BWV 971 (BC L7)
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Notes & Reviews:

The earliest known recordings by the legendary pianist date back to his teen years, and include works he never again recorded. These recordings were made between 1947 and 1953 (mono).



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Works Details

>Berg, Alban : Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1907-1908

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5
  • Performers: Glenn Gould (Piano); Albert Pratz (Violin)
  • Notes: Toronto, Canada (11/04/1953/11/06/1953)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Taneyev, Sergei : Birth of the harp, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/1
  • Performers: Glenn Gould (Piano); Albert Pratz (Violin)
  • Notes: Toronto, Canada (11/04/1953/11/06/1953)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Cinderella, ballet, Op. 87 :: Act I. The Winter Fairy
  • Performers: Glenn Gould (Piano); Albert Pratz (Violin)
  • Notes: Toronto, Canada (11/04/1953/11/06/1953)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1940-1944

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in C major, K. 521 :: Allegro
  • Performers: Glenn Gould (Piano); Alberto Guerrero (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (5) on an original theme for piano, 4 hands in G major, K. 501
  • Performers: Glenn Gould (Piano); Alberto Guerrero (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in F major, K. 497 :: Allegro di molto
  • Performers: Glenn Gould (Piano); Alberto Guerrero (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio and Allegro for Mechanical Organ in F minor, K 594
  • Performers: Glenn Gould (Piano); Alberto Guerrero (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major (Clavier-Übung II/1), BWV 971 (BC L7)
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1735.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735