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This is Glenn Gould: The Story of a Genius

Album Summary

>Word, Spoken : This is Glenn Gould (from The Idea of North)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Aria Variata in a, BWV 989 "In the Italian Style"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in D major, for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1028
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in A major, for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1015
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Preludes for keyboard (Six Little Preludes), BWV 933/98
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 787
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasias (10) for Keyboard
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto no 1 in C major, for piano and orchestra, Op. 15
>Schoenberg, Arnold : 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 11
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite no 3 in D minor, HWV 428
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto no 24 in C minor, for piano and orchestra, K. 491
>Liszt, Franz : Sumphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 61 in D major, H 16 no 51
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K. 331 (300i)
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (2) for piano, Op. 57
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
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Notes & Reviews:

This is Glenn Gould - Story of a Genius; the title says it all and gives a perfect introduction to the life, music and style of legendary pianist Glenn Gould. This limited edition, 2-CD set includes a biographical essay and a "Glenn Gould dictionary" explaining 32 little known facts about Glenn Gould in a 60-page four-color booklet that also features many previously unpublished photos of the artist. The first CD features many of Glenn Gould's famous Bach recordings while the second CD includes pieces by Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner, Brahms and more.



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Works Details

>Word, Spoken : This is Glenn Gould (from The Idea of North)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Aria Variata in a, BWV 989 "In the Italian Style"
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1710.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1710

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in D major, for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1028 :: 1. Adagio
  • Performers: Leonard Rose (Cello); Glenn Gould (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada (12/16/1973-12/17/1973)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in D major, for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1028 :: 2. Allegro
  • Performers: Leonard Rose (Cello); Glenn Gould (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada (12/16/1973-12/17/1973)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1713-1714

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in A major, for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1015 :: 3. Andante un poco
  • Performers: Jaime Laredo (Violin); Glenn Gould (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada (02/01/1975-02/03/1975)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in A major, for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1015 :: 4. Presto
  • Performers: Jaime Laredo (Violin); Glenn Gould (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada (02/01/1975-02/03/1975)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Preludes for keyboard (Six Little Preludes), BWV 933/98 :: no 1 BWV 933
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada (10/10/1979-10/11/1979)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (03/18/1964-03/19/1964)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 787
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (03/18/1964-03/19/1964)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (06/07/1962/09/21/1962)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 :: Contrapunctus 1
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Organ)
  • Notes: All Saints' Anglican Church, Toronto, Canada (1962-01-31&1962-02-01_1962-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 :: Contrapunctus 1
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (06/23/1959-06/26/1959)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Golschmann
  • Running Time: 9 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria da capo
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (1981-04-22_1981-04-25&1981-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Word, Spoken : This is Glenn Gould (from The Idea of North)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasias (10) for Keyboard
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (07/30/1968-08/01/1968)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto no 1 in C major, for piano and orchestra, Op. 15 :: 1. Allegro con brio
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Golschmann
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (04/29/1958-04/30/1958)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Schoenberg, Arnold : 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 11 :: 1. Mäáige quarter note
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (06/30/1958-07/01/1958)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite no 3 in D minor, HWV 428 :: 1. Prélude. Presto
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada (1972-03-26&1972-04-30_1972-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1717-1720

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite no 3 in D minor, HWV 428 :: 2. Allegro
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada (1972-03-26&1972-04-30_1972-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1717-1720

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto no 24 in C minor, for piano and orchestra, K. 491 :: 3. Allegretto
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 9 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Liszt, Franz : Sumphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: 1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (07/30/1968-08/01/1968)
  • Running Time: 10 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1863-1864

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 61 in D major, H 16 no 51
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: ?1794-95

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K. 331 (300i) :: 3. Alla Turca. Allegretto
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (12/16/1965/08/11/1970)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118 :: Intermezzo, Op. 118/6
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
  • Performers: Glenn Gould (Piano); Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City (01/15/1966/01/17/1966)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (2) for piano, Op. 57
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Act 1. Prelude
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867