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 particularly renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His playing was distinguished by remarkable technical proficiency and capacity to articulate the polyphonic texture of Bach's music. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.

After his adolescence, Gould rejected most of the standard Romantic piano literature including Liszt, Schumann, and Chopin. Although his recordings were dominated by Bach, Gould's repertoire was diverse, including works by Beethoven, 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 well known for various eccentricities, from his unorthodox musical interpretations and mannerisms at the keyboard to aspects of his lifestyle and personal 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
Two-Part Invention in F major, BWV 779
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Two-Part Invention in F major, BWV 779
Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Sonata No 4 in C minor - 1: Siciliano
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Violin Sonata No 4 in C minor - 1: Siciliano
Richard Wagner
Siegfried Idyll
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Siegfried Idyll
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano concerto No. 1 In C Major - 1st movement
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Piano concerto No. 1 In C Major - 1st movement
Alexander Scriabin
Sonata No. 3 In F Sharp Minor Op.23
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Sonata No. 3 In F Sharp Minor Op.23
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia in B minor BWV801 - recording outtakes
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Sinfonia in B minor BWV801 - recording outtakes
Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major Op.83 - last mvt
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Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major Op.83 - last mvt
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 In F Major - 1st mvt.
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Symphony No. 6 In F Major - 1st mvt.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto No. 7 In G Minor BWV.1058
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Concerto No. 7 In G Minor BWV.1058
Richard Wagner
Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg - Overture
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Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg - Overture
Frédéric Chopin
Sonata No. 3 In B Minor Op.5
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Sonata No. 3 In B Minor Op.5
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude And Fugue No. 22 In B Flat Minor
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Prelude And Fugue No. 22 In B Flat Minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano concerto No. 24 In C Minor, K.491 - last mvt.
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Piano concerto No. 24 In C Minor, K.491 - last mvt.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 In C Minor - 1st mvt.
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Symphony No. 5 In C Minor - 1st mvt.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 18 In E Flat Major - Scherzo
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Sonata No. 18 In E Flat Major - Scherzo
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 4 In D Major BWV.828 - Gigue
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Partita No. 4 In D Major BWV.828 - Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974: II. Adagio
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Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974: II. Adagio
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)
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Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)
William Byrd
Sellinger's round for keyboard from "My Lady Nevell's Book"
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Sellinger's round for keyboard from "My Lady Nevell's Book"
Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria (Goldberg Variations, BWV 988)
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Aria (Goldberg Variations, BWV 988)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No.4 In D Major, BWV 828
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Partita No.4 In D Major, BWV 828
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
Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV 82511'29
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Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV 82511'29
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita no. 4 in D major, BWV 828: II. Allemande
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Partita no. 4 in D major, BWV 828: II. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Art of Fugue; Contrapunctus 1 and 2
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The Art of Fugue; Contrapunctus 1 and 2
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Variations 24 and 25)
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Variations 24 and 25)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 – Variation 3 (1980)
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 – Variation 3 (1980)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 3 (1955)
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 3 (1955)
Carl Maria von Weber
Konzertstuck In F Minor Op.79
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Konzertstuck In F Minor Op.79

Konzertstuck In F Minor Op.79

Orchestra
Toronto S O
Conductor
Ernest Macmillan
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations: No.25 (1955 recording)
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Goldberg Variations: No.25 (1955 recording)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Aria)
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Aria)
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 6, a 4 'im Stile Francese'
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The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 6, a 4 'im Stile Francese'
Johann Sebastian Bach
Keyboard Concerto No 3 in D major, BWV 1054
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Keyboard Concerto No 3 in D major, BWV 1054
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 17 In D Minor Op.31 No. 2 (Tempest) - Ist mvt
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Sonata No. 17 In D Minor Op.31 No. 2 (Tempest) - Ist mvt
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations - Aria
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Goldberg Variations - Aria
Johann Sebastian Bach
Two-Part Invention in B minor, BWV 786
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Two-Part Invention in B minor, BWV 786
Joseph Haydn
Piano Sonata in C major (H.16:50) (1st mvt)
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Piano Sonata in C major (H.16:50) (1st mvt)
Orlando Gibbons
Lord Salisbury's Pavane & Galliard
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Lord Salisbury's Pavane & Galliard
Arnold Schoenberg
6 Little pieces Op.19
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6 Little pieces Op.19
Arnold Schoenberg
5 Pieces for Piano, Op 23, 5. Waltz
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5 Pieces for Piano, Op 23, 5. Waltz
Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo in E flat major, Op 117 No 1
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Intermezzo in E flat major, Op 117 No 1
Johann Sebastian Bach
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Fugue in E minor, BWV 855
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Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Fugue in E minor, BWV 855
Glenn Gould
Variation 2
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Variation 2
Johann Sebastian Bach
Italian Concerto, BWV971: 1st movement
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Italian Concerto, BWV971: 1st movement
Glenn Gould
Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Aria (JS Bach)
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Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Aria (JS Bach)
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