Glenn Gould (pianist)

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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.

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. Gould was the first pianist to record any of Liszt's piano transcriptions of Beethoven's symphonies (beginning with the Fifth Symphony, in 1967).

Gould was also known as a writer, composer, conductor, and broadcaster. He was a prolific contributor to musical journals, in which he discussed music theory and outlined his musical philosophy. His career as a composer was less distinguished. His output was minimal and many projects were left unfinished. There is evidence that, had he lived beyond 50, he intended to abandon the piano and devote the remainder of his career to conducting and other projects. As a broadcaster, Gould was prolific. His output ranged from television and radio broadcasts of studio performances to musique concrète radio documentaries about life in the Canadian wilderness.

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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Images Glenn Gould 1
1997 The Glenn Gould Edition J. S. Bach, D. Scarlatti, C. P. E. Bach; Glenn Gould 1
1997 The Art of the Fugue (organ & piano) Johann Sebastian Bach; Glenn Gould 3
1998 Bernstein Century: Bach: Piano Concerto BWV1052 / Violin Concerto BWV1042 / Concerto for Oboe and Violin BWV1060 / Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto Bach, Vivaldi; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Isaac Stern, Harold Gomberg, William Heim 1
1998 Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 39: Glenn Gould Glenn Gould 1
2002 Partitas nos 1 – 3 / Preludes, Fugues, Fughettas Johann Sebastian Bach; Glenn Gould 1
2002 Partitas nos. 4 – 6 / Preludes Johann Sebastian Bach; Glenn Gould 1
2002 Glenn Gould: Ein Leben in Musik Glenn Gould 1
2003 for a Sunday Morning The Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philippe Entremont, Glenn Gould, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Williams, Franz Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy & Münchner Philharmoniker 1
2004 Two and Three Part Inventions and Sinfonias / English Suite No. 1 Bach; Glenn Gould 2
2004 The French Suites / The English Suites Bach; Glenn Gould 1
2006 Infiniment Bach Glenn Gould 2
2007 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 / Partita no. 5, BWV 829 Bach; Glenn Gould 1
2007 The Complete Original Jacket Collection Glenn Gould 5 2
2009 The Essential Glenn Gould Glenn Gould 1
2010 Le Monde du piano: Bach Bach; Glenn Gould 1
2010 Glenn Gould: Bach / Beethoven / Schönberg / Webern / Berg Glenn Gould 1
2012 Glenn Gould Plays Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Johann Sebastian Bach; Glenn Gould 1
2012 Glenn Gould Plays Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II Johann Sebastian Bach; Glenn Gould 5 2
2012 Glenn Gould Plays Renaissance & Baroque Music: Byrd / Gibbons / Sweelinck / Handel / D. Scarlatti / C.P.E. Bach Glenn Gould 1
2012 The Complete Bach Collection Johann Sebastian Bach; Glenn Gould 1
2012 This is Glenn Gould: Story of a Genius Glenn Gould 1
2013 All Time Best Glenn Gould 1
Berg: Sonate für Klavier op. 1 - Schönberg: Drei Klavierstücke op. 11 / Suite für Klavier op. 25 / Klavierkonzert op. 42 - Webern: Variationen für Klavier op. 27 Glenn Gould 1
Glenn Gould Heritage Glenn Gould 1
Glenn Gould Plays Bach Glenn Gould 1
The Glenn Gould Edition: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra nos. 1–5 & 7 J. S. Bach; Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann 1
The Glenn Gould Legacy, Volume 1: J.S. Bach Glenn Gould 1
The Glenn Gould Legacy, Volume 2: Haydn, Bethoven, Mozart Glenn Gould 1
The Glenn Gould Legacy, Volume 3: Wagner, Brahms, Grieg, R. Strauss, Sibelius Glenn Gould 1
The Gould Variations Bach; Glenn Gould 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
A Portrait of Glenn: Music From the Play Glenn Gould 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Salzburg Recital 1959 Glenn Gould 5
1993 Glenn Gould Live in Leningrad 1957 Bach, Beethoven; Glenn Gould, Ladislav Slovák 1
1998 Piano Concerto no. 1 Brahms; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Art of Glenn Gould: Bach, Beethoven, Haydn Bach, Beethoven, Haydn; Glenn Gould 2

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Glenn Gould plays Bach Bach; Glenn Gould 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 The Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord Johann Sebastian Bach; Jaime Laredo & Glenn Gould 1
Glenn Gould Plays Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II Glenn Gould 1
Glenn Gould plays Berg, Webern, Schönberg Glenn Gould 1
Glenn Gould Plays Haydn Glenn Gould 1
Glenn Gould Plays Haydn Glenn Gould 1
Italian Concerto / Partitas nos. 1 & 2 / French Suites nos. 2 & 6 / English Suite no. 2 Johann Sebastian Bach; Glenn Gould 1
Italian Concerto in F major / Partita no. 1 / Partita no. 2 Johann Sebastian Bach; Glenn Gould 1
The Little Bach Book Johann Sebastian Bach; Glenn Gould 1

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