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Glenn Gould Remastered - The Complete Columbia Album Collection - Sony 81CDs

Label : Sony
Format : Flac track
Cover : Yes

Almost all of Glenn Gould’s recordings have been continually available – first on LP and later in several CD incarnations. When Sony took over the original CBS recordings they produced a series of white CD box sets with all the commercially recorded Gould recordings. Since then, a big set containing all the Bach recordings came on the market, and just recently a large brick-size CD box with every commercially recorded item presented in small CD card sleeves replicating the LP originals. It was the pinnacle of what one could wish for, really.
However, Sony have outdone themselves this time, going back to the original analogue master tapes and remastering all the Gould recordings – here now in one gigantic square box, again with the reproduced original LP covers, but on top of that, a glorious book with all the recording session information inside it. The book also contains the original LP cover notes and some fine photographs of the pianist in various recording locations.
Most important is the clear presence of the piano sound, which the transfer engineers have made truly life-like, integrating it more successfully into the sound picture and expunging the last hiss from the analogue tapes. What nobody can remove is Gould’s jolly singing, not to mention his perverse sense of Mozart playing plus some rather wayward tempo in Scriabin and some of the Beethoven sonatas. His famously creaky chair is ever present, but as CBS wrote in the original sleeves notes, ‘Gould won’t give up his chair and we won’t give up Gould’, so we must live with those idiosyncrasies.
That Gould was a master pianist and knew all the secrets of producing a unique soft piano sound is most evident in his Wagner transcriptions and some Brahms intermezzos, all of which will bring you close to tears. His Bach will forever remain the benchmark for all pianists – nobody can play Bach quite like Gould. This cornucopia is essential to all lovers of this pioneering pianist.

DISC 1: ML 5060 BACH: THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS (1955)
DISC 2: ML 5130 BEETHOVEN: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 30–32
DISC 3: ML 5211 BEETHOVEN: PIANO CONCERTO 2
BACH: KEYBOARD CONCERTO 1 GOULD
BERNSTEIN
DISC 4: ML 5186 BACH: PARTITAS NOS. 5 & 6
DISC 5: ML 5274 HAYDN: PIANO SONATA HOB. XVI: 49
MOZART: PIANO SONATA NO. 10
DISC 6: MS 6017 BEETHOVEN: PIANO CONCERTO 1
BACH: KEYBOARD CONCERTO 5 GOULD
GOLSCHMANN
DISC 7: ML 5336 BERG: SONATA NO. 1
KRENEK: SONATA NO. 3
SCHOENBERG: 3 PIANO PIECES
DISC 8: MS 6096 BEETHOVEN: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 GLENN GOULD
LEONARD BERNSTEIN
DISC 9: MS 6141 BACH: ITALIAN CONCERTO
PARTITAS NOS. 1 & 2
DISC 10: MS 6178 GOULD: STRING QUARTET OP. 1 THE SYMPHONIA QUARTET
DISC 11: MS 6237 BRAHMS: 10 INTERMEZZI FOR PIANO
DISC 12: MS 6262 BEETHOVEN: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 4 GLENN GOULD
LEONARD BERNSTEIN
DISC 13: MS 6338 BACH: THE ART OF FUGUE (FUGUES 1–9)
DISC 14: MS 6339 MOZART: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 24
SCHOENBERG: PIANO CONCERTO
DISC 15: MS 6341 R. STRAUSS: ENOCH ARDEN CLAUDE RAINS
GLENN GOULD
DISC 16: MS 6408 BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER I (PRELUDES & FUGUES 1– 8)
DISC 17: MS 6498 BACH: PARTITAS NOS. 3 & 4
TOCCATA BWV 914
DISC 18: MS 6538 BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER I (PRELUDES & FUGUES 9–16)
DISC 19: MS 6622 BACH: THE TWO- AND THREE-PART INVENTIONS
DISC 20: MS 6686 BEETHOVEN: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 5–7
DISC 21: MS 6776 BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER I (PRELUDES & FUGUES 17–24)
DISC 22-23: M2S 736 THE MUSIC OF ARNOLD SCHOENBERG VOL. 4
DISC 24: MS 6888 BEETHOVEN: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 5 “EMPEROR” GLENN GOULD
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
DISC 25-26: M2S 767 THE MUSIC OF ARNOLD SCHOENBERG VOL. 7
DISC 27: MS 6945 BEETHOVEN: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 8–10
DISC 28: MS 7001 BACH: KEYBOARD CONCERTOS NOS. 3, 5 & 7 GLENN GOULD
VLADIMIR GOLSCHMANN
DISC 29: 32 11 0046 CANADIAN MUSIC IN THE 20TH CENTURY
DISC 30: MS 7097 MOZART: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 1–5
DISC 31: MS 7099 BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II (PRELUDES & FUGUES 1–8)
DISC 32: MS 7096 BACH: THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS (1955, RE-CHANNELED FOR STEREO)
DISC 33: MS 7095 BEETHOVEN/ LISZT: SYMPHONY NO. 5
DISC 34: MS 7173 SCRIABIN: PIANO SONATA NO. 3
PROKOFIEV: PIANO SONATA NO. 7
DISC 35: MS 7274 MOZART: PIANOS SONATAS NOS. 6, 7 & 9
DISC 36: MS 7294 BACH: KEYBOARD CONCERTOS NOS. 2 & 4 GLENN GOULD
VLADIMIR GOLSCHMANN
DISC 37: D3S 806 SCHUMANN: PIANO QUINTET
PIANO QUARTET LEONARD BERNSTEIN
GLENN GOULD
DISC 38: MS 7413 BEETHOVEN: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 8, 14 & 23
DISC 39: MS 7409 BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II (PRELUDES & FUGUES 9–16)
DISC 40: M 30080 BEETHOVEN: VARIATIONS WoO 80, OP. 34 & OP. 35 “EROICA”
DISC 41: M 30537 BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II (PRELUDES & FUGUES 17–24)
DISC 42: M 30825 A CONSORT OF MUSICKE BYE WILLIAM BYRDE AND ORLANDO GIBBONS
DISC 43: M 31073 MOZART: PIANOS SONATAS NOS. 8, 10, 12 & 13
DISC 44: S 31333 MUSIC FROM KURT VONNEGUT’S “SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE”
DISC 45: M 31312 SCHOENBERG: COMPLETE SONGS FOR VOICE AND PIANO, VOL. 2
DISC 46: M 31512 HANDEL: SUITES FOR HARPSICHORD HWV 426–429
DISC 47: M 32040 GRIEG: PIANO SONATA
BIZET: NOCTURNE IN D
VARIATIONS CHROMATIQUES
DISC 48: M 32347 BACH: FRENCH SUITES NOS. 1– 4
DISC 49: M 32348 MOZART: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 11, 15 & 16
FANTASIA K 397
DISC 50: M 32350 HINDEMITH: THE 3 PIANO SONATAS
DISC 51: M 32351 WAGNER/GOULD: PIANO TRANSCRIPTIONS OF ORCHESTRAL MUSIC
DISC 52: M 32349 BEETHOVEN: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 16–18
DISC 53: M 32853 BACH: FRENCH SUITES NOS. 5 & 6
OVERTURE IN THE FRENCH STYLE
DISC 54: M 32934 BACH: THE 3 SONATAS FOR HARPSICHORD & VIOLA DA GAMBA
DISC 55: M 33265 BEETHOVEN: BAGATELLES OPP. 33 & 126
DISC 56: M 33515 MOZART: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 14, 17 & 18
FANTASIA K 475
DISC 57-58: M2 33971 HINDEMITH: COMPLETE SONATAS FOR BRASS AND PIANO
DISC 59-60: M2 34226 BACH: THE 6 SONATAS FOR HARPSICHORD AND VIOLIN GLENN GOULD
JAIME LAREDO
DISC 61-62: M2 34578 BACH: THE 6 ENGLISH SUITES
DISC 63: M 34555 SIBELIUS: 3 SONATINAS OP. 67
KYLLIKKI
DISC 64-65: M2 34597 HINDEMITH: DAS MARIENLEBEN ROXOLANA ROSLAK
GLENN GOULD
DISC 66: M 35144 BACH: TOCCATAS VOL. I – BWV 910, 912 & 913
DISC 67: M 35831 BACH: TOCCATAS VOL. II – BWV 911, 914 – 916
DISC 68: M 35891 BACH: PRELUDES, FUGHETTAS & FUGUES
DISC 69-70: M2 35911 BEETHOVEN: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 1–3 & 15
DISC 71-72: M2X 35914 THE GLENN GOULD SILVER JUBILEE ALBUM
DISC 73-74: I2M 36947 HAYDN: THE 6 LAST SONATAS
DISC 75: IM 37779 BACH: THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS (1981)
DISC 76: IM 37800 BRAHMS: 4 BALLADES OP. 10
2 RHAPSODIES OP. 79
DISC 77: IM 37831 BEETHOVEN: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 12 & 13
DISC 78: IM 38659 R. STRAUSS: PIANO SONATA
5 PIANO PIECES

Complete tracklist : Glenn Gould Remastered – The Complete Columbia Album Collection

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