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I did not know

that Glenn Gould could so thoroughly and completely master Brahms. He does have a flair for the dramatic, purity of insight, the ability to unravel the course of sound and replace it with the course of emotive expression, to make words and feelings appear where others create trivialities, you must give up on your own expectation and simply receive his vision into your mind.

A Gem is Hidden in Here

In this Album you can find a fantastic previously unreleased piano recording of Contrapunctus I from The Art of the Fugue that you can't get by buying the whole Glenn Gould Collection. You can also buy the single track (17) separately. The rest of the album is bits and pieces of various other recordings. Good if you want a sampler of Gould playing Bach.

Biography

Born: September 25, 1932 in Canada

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

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. A former child prodigy, his piano artistry was unparalleled, yet he often received less recognition as a virtuoso than as a troubled eccentric; a disconnected recluse notorious for such odd habits as wearing a wool topcoat in the dog days of summer, Gould was a...
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  • $13.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Sep 14, 2012

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