The Music of Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould in Russia:

Works by J S Bach, Beethoven, Berg, Webern, and Krenek

Bach, J S:

Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 2 in C minor, BWV788
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 3 in D major, BWV789
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 4 in D minor, BWV790
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 5 in E major, BWV791
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 6 in E major, BWV792
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 7 in E minor, BWV793
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 8 in F major, BWV794
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 9 in F minor, BWV795
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 10 in G major, BWV796
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 11 in G minor, BWV797
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 12 in A major, BWV798
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 13 in A minor, BWV799
Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 14 in B major, BWV800
The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus I
The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus II
The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus IV

Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV105 with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovak conducting.

Goldberg Variations, BWV988: excerpts


Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19, with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovak conducting.

Alban Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1


Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 62, No.4: 1. Allegretto piacevole, animato e flessibile & IV. Adagio


Variations, Op. 27

All performed by Glenn Gound (piano)

Among the rare tours far from Unated States, that of 1957 is one the most famous for Glenn Gould. Beside the concerts in Berlin, where he performed the Third Concerto of Beethoven with Karajan, Gould held masterclassess via radio and TV in Russia.

These two CD’s are excerpts From these tours. In the first, there are the radio recordings with authors that were contemporaneous at the time, such as Krenek, Berg and Weber, beside the evergreen Bach. In the second CD two great live performances dedicated to Bach’s and Beehoven’s Concertos.

Here is Glenn Gould, performing the Sarabande from the French Suite by Bach:

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