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Glenn Gould was born in Toronto in 1932, and enjoyed a privileged, sheltered upbringing in the quiet Beach neighborhood. His musical gifts became apparent in infancy, and though his parents never pushed him to become a star prodigy, he became a professional concert pianist at age fifteen, and soon gained a national reputation. By his early twenties, he was also earning recognition through ... Read more in Amazon's Glenn Gould Store

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  • Performer: Glenn Gould
  • Audio CD (6 Dec. 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • ASIN: B0000262I9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,645 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846 / Prelude
2. Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846 / Fugue
3. Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 847 / Prelude
4. Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 847 / Fugue
5. Prelude & Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848 / Prelude
6. Prelude & Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848 / Fugue
7. Prelude & Fugue No. 4 in C-sharp minor, BWV 849 / Prelude
8. Prelude & Fugue No. 4 in C-sharp minor, BWV 849 / Fugue
9. Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 850 / Prelude
10. Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 850 / Fugue
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Disc: 2
1. Prelude & Fugue No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858 / Prelude
2. Prelude & Fugue No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858 / Fugue
3. Prelude & Fugue No. 14 in F-sharp minor, BWV 859 / Prelude
4. Prelude & Fugue No. 14 in F-sharp minor, BWV 859 / Fugue
5. Prelude & Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 860 / Prelude
6. Prelude & Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 860 / Fugue
7. Prelude & Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 861 / Prelude
8. Prelude & Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 861 / Fugue
9. Prelude & Fugue No. 17 in A-flat Major, BWV 862 / Prelude
10. Prelude & Fugue No. 17 in A-flat Major, BWV 862 / Fugue
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Glenn Gould serves up Bach's 24 Preludes & Fugues with all of his customary energy & effortless technique. On hearing the opening prelude the listener could be forgiven for fearing the worst: an odd use of staccato at a ponderous tempo. However matters immediately improve in the fugue & Gould seems not to look back from here. Try the 3rd P&F in C sharp for sheer joie de vivre or no.19 in A with its impossibly fast prelude. Deeply moving is the articulation of prelude 4 but the intensity is most apparent in P&F 22 in B flat minor where the music seems to stand still, sustained by beautiful chord voicing. The piano sound is luminous rather than rich, but with a well judged resonance which Mr. Gould controls, employing the full range of legato & staccato touch. But back to that first famous prelude - even that grows on you with time, such is the power of Gouldian humour!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr Swallow on 7 Jan. 2009
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Glenn Gould showed us what could be done with Bach on the piano with the 1955 Goldberg Variations. Here he tackles on of the master's magnus opus with astonishing pianism. This is not comfortable listening - some fugues are taken beathtakingly fast while others are so slow they are in danger of falling apart. One thing though - nothing is ever boring. I'm sure Bach, the great improviser, would have approved.
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a recent amazon buy as keen to compare book 1 from the well tempered clavier aka the "48" Glenn Gould is widely known amongst classical keyboard fans of a divisive figure , and here is ample proof of why.

dazzling articulation, wilfull use of own tempi often over fast or over slow to the markings, a brilliant mind but ultimately a tiring and sometimes irritating cd that showcases Gould's technique rather than the grandeuer of Bach's first 24 preludes and fugues. impressive certainly,occasionally marvellous, but overall not a first choice as Gould too often attracts attention to himmself not to the music.

Rosalyn Tureck on EMI ,Angela Hewitt on Hyperion or Jeno Jando on naxos offer far better more even tempered versions and recordings than Gould's shallow 1962 playing here. approach with caution.. 3 stars going on 4.
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Marshall on 7 Sept. 2006
Format: Audio CD
While the music is beautiful, I found the voices that can be heard in the background of virtually every track extremely off putting.
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