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Bach: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 1-5 & 7 (The Glenn Gould Edition)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann
Bach: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 1-5 & 7 (The Glenn Gould Edition)
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #2

Glenn Gould was this century's greatest Bach player, so these legendary recordings are self-recommending. While other fine pianists have made powerful statements in this music, no one sounds anything like Gould. His phenom...  more »

      
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Glenn Gould was this century's greatest Bach player, so these legendary recordings are self-recommending. While other fine pianists have made powerful statements in this music, no one sounds anything like Gould. His phenomenal clarity of articulation, digital control, and well, just plain interesting way with the music set him completely apart from the competition. With playing of this individuality and quality, it's pointless to engage in any debate with respect to the appropriateness of the piano versus the harpsichord. Scholars and pedants may continue to argue, but the fact is, it doesn't matter. Great musicianship always serves great music best. --David Hurwitz
 

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GOULD'S BACH: PERFECT
MOVIE MAVEN | New York, NY USA | 07/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My idea of how to spend a perfect rainy day indoors is to grab a few books and put lots of Bach on the CD player. The first things I'd listen to are the Concertos for Keyboard/Clavier and Strings. There is nothing quite like the intense joy and feeling of well being that these miraculous concertos produce. Glenn Gould's muscular performances could not be bettered--by anyone. I am particularly fond of the fact that he plays a modern piano rather than the harpsichord of which I feel "a little goes a long, long way.""
THE BEST Recording of Bach's concertos EVER
Jaime Capella-fuster | Washington, DC USA | 04/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gould is the best. Afer listening to many excellent recordings of the BWV 1052 concerto--including very good ones in period instruments by Pinnock & The English Concert, Koopman & the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, etc.--I have to say that this is absolutely the best recording of that concert in existence. The recording of the BWV 1055 is one of the most moving I've ever heard. Gould is absolutely amazing. His mastery over the piano is the stuff of legend, and there's something to be said about the use of the piano for interpreting these concerts. As much as I like the use of period instruments...the depth of expression you can achieve with the piano has no comparison. And in the hands of Gould, you will not be dissapointed."
Pianistic Genius
Brian H. Williams | Manteca, CA United States | 07/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For all of Gould's eccentricities, these are without question the finest versions of Bach's concertos one could ask for. Of course, if you are a period instrument fan, you would avoid this anyway. Authenticity not withstanding, Gould brings to these works a penetrating sense of understanding, lyricysm and startling keyboard mastery. There are many other fine versions in the catalog, such as Perahia, but if want to hear Bach done to perfection, Gould is your man."