The goldberg variations the complete 1955 recording. For example 602 m128 means that this performer offers a mp3 file of 128kbps that takes 6. Glenn gould s goldberg variations piano solo carl fischer. Goldberg variations, bwv 988, 1981, variation 3 a 1 clav. The goldberg variations, bwv 988 1981 gould remastered on tidal. Bachs goldberg variations bwv 988 using shearings lullaby of birdland as the theme for 30 variations. They are governed by the creative commons zero license, which means that they are a part of the public domain, and every use of.
Glenn gouldbach the goldberg variations bwv 988 1955 mono. Glenn gould glenn gould the goldberg variations the complete unreleased recording sessions june 1955 music. The goldberg variations is the 1955 debut album of the. The musical notation score of the open goldberg variations, in pdf format. Its an impressive example of musical oneupmanship so. Bach goldberg variations gould 1955 2015 remastered 2444 hd flac today. The goldberg variations, bwv 988 1955 mono gould remastered johann sebastian bach by glenn gould download and listen to the album. The goldberg variations, bwv 988 1981 gould remaster by glenn gould on amazon music. Bachs goldberg variations is often considered the most ambitious composition ever written for harpsichord. Johann sebastian bach the goldberg variations, bwv 988. Gould s first release, bach s goldberg variations, released in january 1956, took the music world by storm, and immediately established the 22yearold canadian pianist as one of the most brilliant, original, charismatic and provocative classical performers of his time. Glenn gould 19321982 was a prodigy who loathed the word, a brilliant pianist who disliked performing, and a public figure who craved solitude.
It is named after johann gottlieb goldberg, who may also have been the first performer of the work. The goldberg variations 1981 gould remastered glenn gould to stream in hifi, or to download in true cd quality on. Glenn gould s exciting and careerstarting 1955 recording of js bachs goldberg variations currently exists in several versions. The recording industry of the 20th century saw stars become legends and albums become icons of popular culture. Goldberg variations zenph reperformance music download by. The goldberg variations, bwv 988, is a musical composition for harpsichord by johann sebastian bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. He was renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard works of johann sebastian bach. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free bandcamp app. The goldberg variations is the last recording to appear in glenn gould s lifetime, completing the discographical circle that had begun so spectacularly with the same work in 1955. Roundup of goldberg variations recordings recordings. His playing was distinguished by remarkable technical proficiency and capacity to articulate the polyphonic texture of bachs music. His speed, dexterity and tone revolutionized the understanding of this piece and it became inextricably linked. Bach goldberg variations best recordings on the piano.
The open goldberg variations johann sebastian bach, bwv 988, played by kimiko ishizaka on a bosendorfer 290 imperial piano, are free to download and share. First published in 1741 as the fourth in a series bach called clavierubung, keyboard practice, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. The goldberg variations marked both the beginning and the end of gould s career the 1981 recording was the last one he made before his death after suffering a stroke the following year. Glenn gould toronto, canada 19321982 was a canadian pianist most known for his interpretations of baroque keyboard music, particularly the works of johann sebastian bach. The open goldberg variations johann sebastian bach, bwv 988, played by kimiko ishizaka on a bosendorfer 290 imperial piano, are free to download and.
Bach, the goldberg variations, bwv 988, 1981, gould. A quarter of a century later, gould rerecorded the goldberg variations, one of the last projects he completed before his untimely death in 1982 at the age of 50. Every part of it is free for you to use, share, and copy. Aria, toccata, allemande, canon at the unison, etc.
Bach goldberg variations, bwv 988 download free sheet music. Goldberg variations, bwv 988 zenph reperformance by glenn gould a reperformance by zenph studios on amazon music. Extra cover art 16 page booklet with liner notes, credits, and dedications. They are governed by the creative commons zero license, which means that they are a part of the public domain, and every use of them is allowed. The goldberg variations, bwv 988 1981 gould remastered by glenn gould on amazon music.
Glenn gould s debut album of bachs goldberg variations was recorded in june 1955. The goldberg variations, bwv 988 1981 gould remaster. At the end of each line you find more information about the music of that specific performer. Digital technology was in its infancy in 1981, when gould recorded bachs goldberg variations for a second time. But judging gould s performance solely on musical grounds, its not necessarily one of the best goldberg variations versions. Glenn herbert gould september 25, 1932 october 4, 1982 was a canadian pianist who became one of the bestknown and celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. It launched gould s career as a renowned international pianist, and became one. Glenn gould glenn gould the goldberg variations the. Continuous performance until a commercial is generated by youtube. As they bookended the discography of a prolific classical recording artist, we can also look at them as a testament to the state of recording technology.
As this conversation at npr notes, the piece begins with an initial melody, the aria, followed by 30 short but brilliant variations built on eight notes that bach appears to have borrowed from handel. Gould showed that bachs work was playful and profound. Bachs goldberg variations bwv 988 sheet music list. Glenn gould plays bach the goldberg variations, bmv 998.
As most if not all of gould s recordings, there are intentional oddities, some of which plain nonsensical, including unnatural phrasing, inflation of staccatos and excessively fast or slow tempo choices. The goldberg variations 1955 recording vinyl by glenn gould from amazons classical music store. Glenn goulds performance of the goldberg variations. First published in 1741, the work is one of the most important citation needed examples of the variation form. The recently discovered analog reels from the legendary 1981 recording sessions for the goldberg variations have been used for this new remaster for a true analog. Glenn gould the sound of glenn gould flac download. Glenn gould 14 goldberg variations hq audio 1981 youtube. Goldberg variations, bwv 988variation 21 canone alla settima music download. Bach the goldberg variations glenn gould 1955 youtube. Gould s first performance to receive widespread attention was his 1955 recording of bachs goldberg variations.
With his recording of the goldberg variations by j. The columbia lp quickly became one of the most revered piano recordings ever made and gould became the most. Goldberg variations bwv 988 played by glenn gould buy this album at. While glenn gould s 1955 debut recording of bachs goldberg variations has attained legendary status, there are many devoted fans who rank the 1981 recording just as highly, even though it offers a dramatically different interpretation.
The goldberg variations is the 1955 debut album of the legendary pianist glenn gould. You can download the whole of this recording on itunes using the. Includes highquality download in mp3, flac and more. Glenn goulds debut album of bachs goldberg variations was recorded in june 1955. J s bach glenn gould glenn gould edition goldberg variations bwv 988 56 92 flac image. Les variations goldberg 14 par glenn gould, en 1981 hq audio sony classical bruno monsaingeon. Recorded at 30 th street studio, new york city, ny, usa.1327 1428 1128 466 1065 1430 1413 1327 358 1500 1062 247 1078 802 241 1196 514 258 840 1414 1120 1307 866 1277 1535 1423 757 1232 515 970 282 558 1120 61 761 737 704 931 870 1191 636 552 1238