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.
Bach - Goldberg Variations LIVE, Concerto BWV 1052 (recording of the Century : Glenn Gould) Classical Music/ /Reference Recording в 2017. Glenn Gould 1/4 Goldberg Variations (HQ audio - 1981). Les Variations Goldberg (1/4) par Glenn Gould, en 1981 (HQ audio - Sony Classical - Bruno Monsaingeon) JustASuicidalGirl в 2010. The Columbia LP quickly became one.
His 1981 recording of the Goldberg Variations is still recognizable as Gould: the strutting precision and emphasis on counterpoint apparent. So too is Gould’s famously divisive practice of humming along with his playing (a natural trait of Gould’s that seemed to flower into a deliberate affectation sometime between 1955 and 1981). But in the interim, much else has changed. There’s less swing in Gould’s playing; even when he turns up the tempi, it feels considered and autumnal. Variation No. 5 is played in 37 seconds, the identical span of time Gould needed to burn through it in 1955
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Album · 2013 · 64 Songs. Gould’s distinct intelligence, palpable in both takes, has inspired generations of Bach interpreters. And though you’ll likely have a preference among them (as well as your own opinions about Gould’s murmurings from the piano bench), you simply can’t have one performance and not the other. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (The 1955 & 1981 Recordings) Glenn Gould.
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.
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|Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - 1981 Recording|
|2||Variatio 1 a 1 Clav.||1:10|
|3||Variatio 2 a 1 Clav.||0:49|
|4||Variatio 3 a 1 Clav. Canone All'Unisono||1:31|
|5||Variatio 4 a 1 Clav.||0:50|
|6||Variatio 5 a 1 Ovvero 2 Clav.||0:37|
|7||Variatio 6 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Seconda||0:40|
|8||Variatio 7 a 1 Ovvero 2 Clav.||1:16|
|9||Variatio 8 a 2 Clav.||0:54|
|10||Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Terza||0:59|
|11||Variatio 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta||1:04|
|12||Variatio 11 a 2 Clav.||0:54|
|13||Variatio 12 Canona Alla Quarta||1:38|
|14||Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.||2:38|
|15||Variatio 14 a 2 Clav.||1:04|
|16||Variatio 15 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Quinta. Andante||5:00|
|17||Variatio 16 a 1 Clav. Ouverture||1:38|
|18||Variatio 17 a 2 Clav.||0:54|
|19||Variatio 18 a 1 Clav. Canone Alla Sesta||1:03|
|20||Variatio 19 a 1 Clav.||1:03|
|21||Variatio 20 a 2 Clav.||0:50|
|22||Variatio 21 Canone Alla Settima||2:13|
|23||Variatio 22 a 1 Clav. Alla Breve||1:03|
|24||Variatio 23 a 2 Clav.||0:58|
|25||Variatio 24 a 1 Clav. Canone All'Ottova||1:42|
|26||Variatio 25 a 2 Clav.||6:03|
|27||Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.||0:52|
|28||Variatio 27 a 2 Clav. Canone Alla Nona||1:21|
|29||Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.||1:03|
|30||Variatio 29 a 1 Ovvero 2 Clav.||1:02|
|31||Variatio 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet||1:28|
|32||Aria Da Capo||3:45|
|33||Highlights From "Glenn Gould Discusses His Performances Of The Goldberg Variations With Tim Page"
Interviewee – Glenn GouldInterviewer – Tim Page
- Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
- Distributed By – Sony Music
- Duplicated By – Sony Music – S0930702001-0101
- Recorded At – CBS Studios, New York
- Composed By – J.S. Bach* (tracks: 1 to 32)
- Concept By [Series] – Marc Offenbach
- Design – Colors London
- Engineer [Dsd] – Todd Whitelock
- Engineer [Reissue] – Andreas K. Meyer (tracks: 1 to 32)
- Photography By – Don Hunstein
- Piano – Glenn Gould (tracks: 1 to 32)
- Producer – Glenn Gould (tracks: 1 to 32), Samuel H. Carter (tracks: 1 to 32)
- Reissue Producer, Liner Notes – Louise de la Fuente (tracks: 1 to 32)
NotesThis recording has been remastered using the original analogue tapes.
Tracks 1 to 32 recorded 30th Street Studio, NY City, April 22-25 & May 15, 19 & 29, 1981.
Track 33 recorded in Toronto, Canada, August 22, 1982.
Total playing time: 74'27".
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5 099751 748021
- Label Code: LC 6868
- Matrix / Runout: S0930702001-0101 34 A0
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L554
- Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 94K2
- Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 949B
|M 37779||Bach* - Glenn Gould||Bach* - Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations (LP)||CBS Masterworks||M 37779||Netherlands||1982|
|1P 7613||Bach*, Glenn Gould||Bach*, Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations (LP, Club)||CBS Masterworks||1P 7613||US||1982|
|CBS CL 43 455 5||Bach* - Glenn Gould||Bach* - Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations (LP, Album, Club)||CBS Masterworks||CBS CL 43 455 5||Netherlands||1982|
|CD 37779, DIDC-35||Bach*, Glenn Gould||Bach*, Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations (CD, Album, RE)||CBS Masterworks, CBS Masterworks Digital, CBS Masterworks, CBS Masterworks Digital||CD 37779, DIDC-35||Europe||Unknown|
|IM 37779||Bach* - Glenn Gould||Bach* - Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations (LP, Album)||CBS Masterworks Digital||IM 37779||US||1982|