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Johann Sebastian Bach – The Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019 – Glenn Gould, Jaime Laredo (1976/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach – The Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019 – Glenn Gould, Jaime Laredo (1976/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:36:21 minutes | 980 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz |  @ Sony Classical

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) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach – Preludes, Fughettas & Fugues – Glenn Gould (1980/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:40:30 minutes | 383 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz |  @ Sony Classical

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, BWV 829 & 830 – Glenn Gould (1957/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach – Partitas Nos. 5 & 6, BWV 829 & 830 – Glenn Gould (1957/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:40:36 minutes | 339 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz |  @ Sony Classical

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, BWV 827 & 828; Toccata in E Minor – Glenn Gould (1963/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach – Partitas Nos. 3 & 4, BWV 827 & 828; Toccata in E Minor – Glenn Gould (1963/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:45:50 minutes | 450 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz |  @ Sony Classical

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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Johann Sebastian Bach – Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3, 5 & 7, BWV 1054, 1056 – Glenn Gould, Columbia Somphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach – Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3, 5 & 7, BWV 1054, 1056 – Glenn Gould, Columbia Somphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:40:23 minutes | 403 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz |  @ Sony Classical

Ten years after the release of the D-minor Concerto under Leonard Bernstein (see No. 3), Gould now issued Volume 1 of the Bach concertos under Vladimir Golschmann. “I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the recording. Please keep in mind always that if no other conductor will go into the studio with you, I will go!”

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Johann Sebastian Bach – Keyboard Concertos Nos. 2 & 4, BWV 1053 & 1055 – Glenn Gould, Columbia Somphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann (1969/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach – Keyboard Concertos Nos. 2 & 4, BWV 1053 & 1055 – Glenn Gould, Columbia Somphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:32:59 minutes | 332 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz |  @ Sony Classical

Gould’s last phonograph recording with orchestra. After the death of Vladimir Golschmann, on 1 March 1972, he declined to complete his Bach series by recording Concerto No. 6 (BWV 1057) and abandoned his plan to re-record the D-minor Concerto (BWV 1052) in stereo.

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Johann Sebastian Bach – Italian Concerto in F Major; Partitas Nos. 1 & 2 – Glenn Gould (1960/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach – Italian Concerto in F Major; Partitas Nos. 1 & 2 – Glenn Gould (1960/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:39:41 minutes | 396 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz |  @ Sony Classical

Gould’s tenth recording for Columbia was accompanied by a two-part film portrait entitled Off the Record / On the Record – a sure indication of the star status he had by now attained. He was considered “music’s most successful hipster” and “the object of a sort of James Dean cult” – perhaps classical music’s first pop star. For the time being he still played along with the media hype …

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Glenn Gould – The Sound Of Glenn Gould (2015) {Remastered} [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Glenn Gould – The Sound Of Glenn Gould (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 76:46 minutes | 706 MB | Genre : Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Digital booklet | @ Sony Classical

In 1956 Glenn Gould’s first Columbia Masterworks release, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, took the music world by storm and immediately established the 23-year-old Canadian pianist as one of the most brilliant, original, charismatic and provocative classical performers of his time. Sixty years later, Gould’s prolific recorded output remains a stimulating presence, thanks to Sony Classical’s newly remastered collection of his complete authorized recordings in an 81-CD limited edition. The Sound of Glenn Gould presents highlights from this definitive presentation of the legendary pianist’s discography.

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