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Glenn Gould Plays Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [2 versions from 1955 & 1981]

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude & Fugue no 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude & Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 878
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Sony Classical celebrates Glenn Gould's 80th Anniversary with The Glenn Gould Collection, the complete Glenn Gould CD collection in 20 volumes, each available separately. They include the Bach recordings, of course, but also Haydn, Beethoven, Schoenberg, the Moscow and Leningrad concerts from 1957, Live in Salzburg 1959 (with the Goldberg Variations), performances of works by Mozart, Brahms, Hindemith, and many other composers active from the renaissance and baroque periods all the way to the 20th century.

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Recording information: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 75 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude & Fugue no 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 :: Fugue
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA (07/29/1957-08/01/1957)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1740

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude & Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 878 :: Fugue
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA (07/29/1957-08/01/1957)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1740

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA (1981-04-22_1981-04-25&1981-)
  • Running Time: 75 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741