Glenn Gould

Pianist. Born 25 September 1932. Died 4 October 1982
Glenn Gould
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1932-09-25
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Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould Biography (Wikipedia)

Glenn Herbert Gould (25 September 1932 – 4 October 1982) was a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known and most-celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He was renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Gould's playing was distinguished by a remarkable technical proficiency and a capacity to articulate the polyphonic texture of Bach's music.

Gould rejected most of the standard Romantic piano literature by Chopin, Liszt, and others, in favor of Baroque, Renaissance, late-Romantic, and modernist composers. Although his recordings were dominated by Bach and Beethoven, Gould's repertoire was diverse, including works by Mozart, Haydn, Brahms, pre-Baroque composers such as Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Orlando Gibbons and William Byrd, and such 20th-century composers as Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schoenberg, and Richard Strauss. Gould was known for his eccentricities, from his unorthodox musical interpretations and mannerisms at the keyboard, to aspects of his lifestyle and behaviour. He stopped giving concerts at the age of 31 to concentrate on studio recording and other projects.

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 898
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Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 898
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations (BWV.988)
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Goldberg Variations (BWV.988)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 998
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 998
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita for keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829
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Partita for keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829
Johann Sebastian Bach
Three-Part Invention in E minor, BWV 793
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Three-Part Invention in E minor, BWV 793
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach: Goldberg Variations: Aria, Variation 1 and 2
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Bach: Goldberg Variations: Aria, Variation 1 and 2
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Aria and Variations 1-10)
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Aria and Variations 1-10)
Jean Sibelius
Sonatine No. 2 for Piano in E Major, Op. 67 - II. Andantino
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Sonatine No. 2 for Piano in E Major, Op. 67 - II. Andantino
Richard Wagner
Siegfried Idyll
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Siegfried Idyll
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 for keyboard
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Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 for keyboard
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 801
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Sinfonia No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 801
Johann Sebastian Bach
Invention and Sinfonia no.5 in E flat BWV 776 & BWV 791
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Invention and Sinfonia no.5 in E flat BWV 776 & BWV 791
Claude Debussy
Premiere Rhapsodie
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Premiere Rhapsodie

Premiere Rhapsodie

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James Campbell
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974 (2nd mvt)
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Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974 (2nd mvt)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Variations 12-14
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Variations 12-14
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV988: Variation 13
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Goldberg Variations, BWV988: Variation 13
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Aria)
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Aria)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations - Variation 17
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Goldberg Variations - Variation 17
Johann Sebastian Bach
Keyboard Concerto No 3 in D major, BWV 1054 (1st mvt)
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Keyboard Concerto No 3 in D major, BWV 1054 (1st mvt)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV 825
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Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV 825
Richard Strauss
Andante (5 Piano pieces Op.3)
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Andante (5 Piano pieces Op.3)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Variation 14 A 2 Clav.
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Variation 14 A 2 Clav.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)
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Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)
Jean Sibelius
Sonatine in F sharp minor, Op 67 No 1
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Sonatine in F sharp minor, Op 67 No 1
Johann Sebastian Bach
Two-Part Invention in B minor, BWV 786
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Two-Part Invention in B minor, BWV 786
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita no. 1 in G major, BWV 825: Sarabande
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Partita no. 1 in G major, BWV 825: Sarabande
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor Op.37 - 1st movement
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Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor Op.37 - 1st movement
Joseph Haydn
Sonata in D major, H.16.42 (1st mvt)
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Sonata in D major, H.16.42 (1st mvt)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Two-part inventions - No.6 in E major, BWV 777
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Two-part inventions - No.6 in E major, BWV 777
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations - Aria
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Goldberg Variations - Aria
Johann Sebastian Bach
Chromatic fantasia and fugue in D minor, BWV 903
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Chromatic fantasia and fugue in D minor, BWV 903
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Well-Tempered Clavier: No. 5: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 874
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The Well-Tempered Clavier: No. 5: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 874
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations BWV.988 (Aria & Variations 1 to 5)
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Goldberg Variations BWV.988 (Aria & Variations 1 to 5)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria (Goldberg Variations)
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Aria (Goldberg Variations)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations: No.25 (1955 recording)
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Goldberg Variations: No.25 (1955 recording)
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - No. 3 in C# Major, Prelude
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The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - No. 3 in C# Major, Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach
Variation 14
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Variation 14
Jean Sibelius
Kyllikki - Three Lyric Pieces for piano, Op 41
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Kyllikki - Three Lyric Pieces for piano, Op 41
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 851
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Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 851
Johann Sebastian Bach
Chromatic Fantasy, BWV 903
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Chromatic Fantasy, BWV 903
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