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Bach : Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations mp3 album

  • Performer: Bach
  • Title: The Goldberg Variations
  • Genre: Classical
  • Country: US
  • Formats: AA AU MIDI RA MMF WMA AAC
  • Style: Baroque
  • MP3 album: 1812 mb
  • FLAC album: 1196 mb
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Bach : Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations mp3 album

Bach: The Goldberg Variations is the 1955 debut album of Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould. An interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations (BWV 988), the work launched Gould's career as a renowned international pianist, and became one of the most well-known piano recordings. Sales were "astonishing" for a classical album: it was reported to have sold 40,000 copies by 1960, and had sold more than 100,000 by the time of Gould's death in 1982.

While Glenn Gould's 1955 debut recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations has attained legendary status, there are many devoted fans who rank the 1981 recording just as highly, even though it offers a dramatically different interpretation.

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. A. Aria & Variations 1-15. B. Variations 16-30 & Aria.

Glenn Gould (Toronto, Canada 1932-1982) was a Canadian pianist most known for his interpretations of baroque keyboard music, particularly the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Gould's first performance to receive widespread attention was his 1955 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Glenn Gould (Toronto, Canada 1932-1982) was a Canadian pianist most known for his interpretations of baroque keyboard music, particularly the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. View full artist profile.

With his 1955 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the young pianist made a compelling case for a work that, at the time, was considered an obscure keyboard composition by an otherwise imposing master of Baroque music. Gould made his counter-argument for the piece’s rightful prominence by taking wild liberties with the source. In addition to playing the work on a piano instead of on the 18th-century era-appropriate harpsichord, Gould rushed tempos and varied his attack with aggression. His body flailed up and down his creaky chair, displaying melodramatic physical gestures-the very cliche.

Bach: The Goldberg Variations is the 1955 debut album of the Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould.

But I couldn’t make it through, not even close.

Album · 2013 · 64 Songs. Thanks to a potent mix of rhythmic precision and blinding-fast tempi-just listen to the liftoff of Variation 5-Glenn Gould burst onto the record industry's radar with his 1955 performance of this Bach masterwork. Appropriately, the pianist also closed his studio career with a more ruminative (yet still exciting) version, in 1981. Gould’s distinct intelligence, palpable in both takes, has inspired generations of Bach interpreters

Tracklist

A Variations Nos. 1 Through 16
B Variations Nos. 17 Through 30

Credits

  • Composed By – Bach*
  • Piano, Liner Notes – Glenn Gould

Notes

Includes a second 'insert' cover with the continuation of the liner notes on one side and advertisements for Columbia on the other.

Blue '6-eyes' labels, "Made in Canada".

Outer sleeve: "Printed in Canada".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: ML 5060
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 [Stamped]): XXLP35696-4E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 [Stamped]): XXLP35697-3G

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ML 5060, ML-5060 Bach* : Glenn Gould Bach* : Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations ‎(LP, Mono) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks ML 5060, ML-5060 US 1956
88697147451 Bach* - Glenn Gould Bach* - Glenn Gould - Bach: The Goldberg Variations ‎(LP) Sony Classical 88697147451 Europe 2007
CBS 75692 Bach* : Glenn Gould Bach* : Glenn Gould - Variations Goldberg ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE, Gat) Columbia Masterworks CBS 75692 France 1981
Д 04932-3 Иоганн Себастьян Бах* - Глен Гульд* Иоганн Себастьян Бах* - Глен Гульд* - Ария С Вариациями (Гольдберг - Вариации), BWV 988 ‎(LP, Mono, RP) Мелодия Д 04932-3 USSR 1984
WMYK 38479 Bach* : Glenn Gould Bach* : Glenn Gould - Bach: Goldberg Variations (Gould's Exciting Debut Recording Of 1955) ‎(CD, Mono) CBS Records - Masterworks WMYK 38479 Canada Unknown




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