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Johann Sebastian Bach - The Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029 - Glenn Gould, Leonard Rose (1974/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz


Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould, Leonard Rose
Title: Bach, J.S. - The Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1974/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:41:42
Recorded: 1973-74


Gould maintained a longstanding friendship with the cellist Leonard Rose ever since they and the violinist Oscar Shumsky were made musical directors of Canada’s Stratford Festival in 1956. “In this particular case, I was very amenable to trying to please Glenn stylistically. I did not feel that at that time I was as well acquainted with the music as was Glenn.”
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Johann Sebastian Bach - The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Glenn Gould (1968/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Bach, J.S. - The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1955 Recording, Rechannelled for Stereo)
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1968/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:38:18
Recorded: 1955

The historic record debut re-channeled for stereo. “Gould's Goldberg Variations are Bach as the old master himself must have played – with delight in speeding like the wind, joy in squeezing beauty out of every phrase, and all the freshness of the spring water which hypochondriac Gould used to wet his pipes.” – Time
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Johann Sebastian Bach - The French Suites Nos. 5, 6 & Overture in the French Style - Glenn Gould (1974/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz


Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Bach, J.S. - The French Suites Nos. 5, 6 & Overture in the French Style
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1974/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:46:44
Recorded: 1971-73


Back to Bach, the composer of Gould’s two new releases of 1974. The same year was noted for other projects: Gould recorded a Schoenberg set and the first episode of a television series Music in Our Time, both for CBC, and he joined the French director Bruno Monsaingeon to create the fourpart Chemins de la musique for ORTF. The same year witnessed Gould’s only Grammy award—for his sleeve notes to the three Hindemith sonatas.
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Johann Sebastian Bach - The French Suites Nos. 1-4 - Glenn Gould (1973/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Bach, J.S. - The French Suites Nos. 1-4
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 19/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:38:46
Recorded: 1972-73


Besides Bach’s French Suites, Gould’s “artist contract cards” list the names of Mozart, Bizet, Skryabin, Wagner, and Hindemith. In short, he worked on six different recording projects in his studio at the same time, five of which were published simultaneously! Revealingly, his self-interview “Glenn Gould Interviews Glenn Gould About Glenn Gould” originated at roughly the same time …
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Johann Sebastian Bach - The English Suites Nos. 1-6 - Glenn Gould (1977/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Bach, J.S. - The English Suites Nos. 1-6
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1977/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:51:37
Recorded: 1971-76

In June 1976, shortly after completing this recording, Gould suffered the first symptoms of a severe illness that began with difficulties of coordination and gradually affected his entire organism. Although he charted the illness in a journal, he never spoke to anyone about it: “It is quite poss., even likely, however, that it had a psychological base.” It had no noticeable impact on his piano playing.

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	Johann Sebastian Bach - The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 - Glenn Gould (1962/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Bach, J.S. - The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1962/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:30:49
Recorded: 1962

“Gould’s approach seems downright unmusical, and the image it evokes for me is of the trained seal who beeps out God Save the Queen on a set
of car horns.” Thus the miffed critic John Beckwith. It was to remain Gould’s only commercial recording on the organ; the remaining items in The Art of the Fugue are absent from his discography, as are the six Mendelssohn organ sonatas he intended to record afterwards.
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Johann Sebastian Bach - The Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019 - Glenn Gould, Jaime Laredo (1976/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould, Jaime Laredo
Title: Bach, J.S. - The Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1976/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:36:21
Recorded: 1975-76

Columbia originally hired the Bolivian-American violinist Jaime Laredo for this recording before asking Gould to play the piano part. The collaboration dovetailed so smoothly that Gould proposed further projects: the Grieg and Strauss sonatas and the two Busoni sonatas. Unfortunately, the recordings never materialized.
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Preludes, Fughettas & Fugues - Glenn Gould (1980/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Bach, J.S. - Preludes, Fughettas & Fugues
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1980/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:40:30
Recorded: 1979-80


In December 1979 Gould’s longstanding producer Andrew Kazdin left Columbia. Gould produced his final recordings himself, beginning with this Bach album in January and February 1980. The cover shows Gould in the corner of a bare dilapidated room – more like the snapshot of a vagrant than the portrait of a pianistic genius. A doomsday scenario …
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Partitas Nos. 5 & 6 - Glenn Gould (1957/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Bach, J.S. - Partitas Nos. 5 & 6
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1957/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:40:36
Recorded: 1957


The Fifth Partita was “the worst Bach recording I’ve ever made. It was also the most pianistic. It was perhaps the one that the connoisseur of the piano would like best. It’s the one I like least because it’s least Bach, it’s least me vis-à-vis Bach in any case; it’s full of all sorts of dynamic hang-ups, it’s full of crescendi and diminuendi that have no part in the structure, in the skeleton of that music.” Serious or tongue-in-cheek, who can tell?
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Partitas Nos. 3 & 4; Toccata in E Minor - Glenn Gould (1963/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Bach, J.S. - Partitas Nos. 3 & 4; Toccata in E Minor
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1963/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:45:50
Recorded: 1962-63


In 1962-3 Bach was the uncontested lodestar of Gould’s concert and recording activities—including those for the CBC television network, for which he produced the programs Glenn Gould on Bach and The Anatomy of Fugue. Although he played the D-major Partita several times in recital before venturing with it into the studio, the “concert drop-out” already loomed on the horizon …
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