Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Glenn Gould - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 58:16:23 | 31.6 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 1955 Glenn Gould signed his exclusive contract with Columbia Masterworks, and remained with the label until his untimely death in 1982. Gould s first release, Bach s Goldberg Variations, released in January 1956, took the music world by storm, and immediately established the 22-year-old Canadian pianist as one of the most brilliant, original, charismatic and provocative classical performers of his time.
Glenn Gould - Beethoven/Liszt: Symphony No.6, Op. 68, "Pastoral" (Piano Transcription) (1993)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven/Liszt: Symphony No.6, Op. 68, "Pastoral" (Piano Transcription) (1993)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:27 | 129 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

None of Liszt's ingenuous Beethoven symphony transcriptions had been recorded when Glenn Gould charted virgin territory in 1967 with the Fifth. Not only does Gould take Liszt's prodigious technical demands in stride, he also turns in what may be his best Beethoven playing on record. The pianist brings a kind of rhythmic acuity to the outer movements that makes many orchestral versions seem tame in comparison, even those with faster tempos. Gould's genius for sustaining tension at slow tempos is fully revealed in the second movement, in which each phrase is timed to a T. The first movement of the Pastorale flows more assuredly and accurately than in Gould's CBC Radio performance of the entire transcription. It's a pity Gould abandoned his plans to record the entire cycle.

Glenn Gould - 50 Masterworks (2016) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 1, 2017
Glenn Gould - 50 Masterworks (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Glenn Gould - 50 Masterworks (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 195:05 minutes | 1.72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The most renowned Canadian classical performer of the 20th century, pianist Glenn Gould remains one of the most fascinating and celebrated figures in all of music, the archetypal riddle wrapped inside an enigma wrapped inside a conundrum.
Glenn Gould - Bach: The Art of the Fugue (1962/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Glenn Gould - Bach: The Art of the Fugue (1962/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 30:49 minutes | 320 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“Gould’s approach seems downright unmusical, and the image it evokes for me is of the trained seal who beeps out God Save the Queen on a set of car horns.” Thus the miffed critic John Beckwith. It was to remain Gould’s only commercial recording on the organ; the remaining items in The Art of the Fugue are absent from his discography, as are the six Mendelssohn organ sonatas he intended to record afterwards.
Glenn Gould - Bach: The Two & Three Part Inventions (1964/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Glenn Gould - Bach: The Two & Three Part Inventions (1964/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 49:51 minutes | 485 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For many, the albums Glenn Gould recorded for Columbia between 1955 and 1981 are documents of unalloyed genius, particularly in his imaginative and masterful performances of Bach's keyboard works. For others, less enamored of Gould's recondite theorizing, studio editing, and distracting personal eccentricities (such as humming along out of tune while he played), these recordings are nonetheless fascinating documents of an original mind and still worth studying for their undeniable musicality.
Glenn Gould - Bach: Keyboard Concertos Vol. II (1969/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Glenn Gould - Bach: Keyboard Concertos Vol. II (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 32:59 minutes | 332 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

(1969 Recording, Rechannelled for Stereo) - Gould Remastered
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.
Glenn Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998) (Repost)

Glenn Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:15 | 204 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 60675

The circumstances surrounding this April 6, 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall are as legendary as the performance itself. Pianist Gould desired to play the piece at a slower-than-usual tempo, Bernstein (who was conducting the New York Philharmonic) did not. Gould prevailed, but Bernstein shared his disavowal in an infamous pre-concert speech to the audience. This CD-the concert recording's first authorized release-includes Bernstein's speech, the complete performance and a revealing Glen Gould interview recorded two years later.
Glenn Gould - Bach: Keyboard Concertos Vol. I: Nos. 3, 5 & 7 (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Glenn Gould - Bach: Keyboard Concertos Vol. I: Nos. 3, 5 & 7 (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 40:23 minutes | 403 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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!”

Glenn Gould - Une Vie à Contretemps  Comics

Posted by Mendose at April 16, 2017
Glenn Gould - Une Vie à Contretemps

Glenn Gould - Une Vie à Contretemps
French | CBR | 132 pages | 106 MB
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 & Op. 126 (2007/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 & Op. 126
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 41:34 min | 358 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2007/2015

There are always two caveats with any recording by Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. First, Gould was always humming and moaning along with his own performances. Second, he fooled around with tempo, articulation, rhythm, form, structure, and expressive markings. This means potential listeners must always be advised that any expectations they bring to the music will almost always be utterly confounded by Gould's performance. So it is here in his 1974 recording of Beethoven's Bagatelles Opp. 33 and 126.