Things Glenn Gould liked

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
1.  Beethoven: Piano Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven
The list author says:
  "He listened to Artur Schnabel's recordings of Beethoven's piano sonatas when he was a teenager, and they are referred to with admiration several times in his writings."
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Beethoven;Piano Concertos 4
2.  Beethoven;Piano Concertos 4 by Schnabel
The list author says:
  "When he was preparing for his concerto debut at the age of 13 with the Beethoven 4th, he played along to this recording by Schnabel & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and copied it in every detail."
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Quintette Avec Piano
3.  Quintette Avec Piano by Guarneri (Quatuor) & Rubinstei
The list author says:
  "He told Arthur Rubinstein that this recording of the Brahms quintet was the best chamber music performance of the year."
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Gibbons / Morley: The Silver Swan - Anthems, Madrigals & Fantasies
4.  Gibbons / Morley: The Silver Swan - Anthems, Madrigals & Fantasies by Orlando Gibbons
The list author says:
  "He repeatedly wore out Alfred Deller's recording of his favourite composer: Orlando Gibbons."
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Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos
5.  Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The list author says:
  "When talking about how he wouldn't record the Mozart piano concertos, he said Alfred Brendel's was as good a recording as was likely to be made of them."
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Hans Werner Henze: Symphonies Nos.1 - 6
6.  Hans Werner Henze: Symphonies Nos.1 - 6 by London Symphony Orchestra
The list author says:
  "Asked for his 'preferred' recordings by a magazine, he called Henze's complete symphonies the most generous and best release of the season."
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Chopin:Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3/Ballades
7.  Chopin:Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3/Ballades by Robert Casadesus
The list author says:
  "The best Chopin B minor sonata he had heard, another choice for the magazine."
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Ives: Three Places in New England / Piston: Symphony 2 / Ruggles: Sun-treader; Tilson Thomas
8.  Ives: Three Places in New England / Piston: Symphony 2 / Ruggles: Sun-treader; Tilson Thomas by Ives/Ruggles/Piston
The list author says:
  "He chose Ruggles's Sun-treader and said he liked that it was more laconic than Ives (don't know who the original performers were)."
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Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concertos
9.  Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach
The list author says:
  "The last of his four choices for the magazine, he thought the cembalo was a bit too quiet but praised Herbert von Karajan's recording of the Brandenberg Concertos."
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Ferenc Fricsay: A Life In Music
10.  Ferenc Fricsay: A Life In Music by Ferenc Fricsay
The list author says:
  "His friend Sylvia Kind plays harpsichord in Frank Martin's Petite Symphonie Concertante. He told her he was overwhelmed by the achievement (of clarity only possible in recording)."
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Three Cornered World
11.  Three Cornered World by Natsume Soseki
The list author says:
  "One of his favourite books, he once read excerpts from 'The Three-Cornered World' on CBC radio."
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R Strauss: Metamorphoses / Death And Transfiguration
12.  R Strauss: Metamorphoses / Death And Transfiguration by Richard Strauss
The list author says:
  "Karajan's 'Magisterial' recording of Metamorphosen that he listened to endlessly - sometimes 2 or 3 times a night."
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Hansel Und Gretel (Von Karajan, Po, Grummer, Schwarzkopf)
13.  Hansel Und Gretel (Von Karajan, Po, Grummer, Schwarzkopf) by Engelbert Humperdinck
The list author says:
  "Bruno Monsaingeon once discovered him listening to Hansel and Gretel with the enthusiasm of a great discovery."
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Sibelius:Syms. 4 & 5
14.  Sibelius:Syms. 4 & 5 by Karajan/Bpo
The list author says:
  "He first head Jean Sibelius's 5th symphony live when performing with Karajan and it was an important experience for him."
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R Strauss: Capriccio
15.  R Strauss: Capriccio by Richard Strauss
The list author says:
  "One of his favourite operas, he used to play this on piano and sing for his own pleasure."
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Strauss - Four Last Songs 12 Orchestral Songs
16.  Strauss - Four Last Songs 12 Orchestral Songs by Richard Strauss
The list author says:
  "He was 'addicted' to Richard Strauss. He once tried to make a recording with Elizabeth Schwarzkopf; it was a disaster. His two favourite singers were Schwarzkopf and..."
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Barbra Streisand Album
17.  Barbra Streisand Album by Barbra Streisand
The list author says:
  "Barbra Streisand. She once met him and told him she was a big fan of his, too."
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Moravec - Chamber Works
18.  Moravec - Chamber Works by Paul Moravec
The list author says:
  "Before he died he hired student Jon Klibonoff to play a concerto while he conducted. He was impressed by him and wondered why he was not already successful. He has now made some recordings of his own."
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Aulis Sallinen: Symphonies 3, 5
19.  Aulis Sallinen: Symphonies 3, 5 by Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
The list author says:
  "He told Curtis Davis he had fallen in love with Aulis Sallinen's 3rd Symphony"
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Germany 1920/1940
20.  Germany 1920/1940 by Arturo Sacchetti
The list author says:
  "At one point he considered recording Krenek's organ sonata and Schoenberg's variations on a recitative. He couldn't reconcile the physical demands of the organ and the piano."
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Mendelssohn - Six Sonatas for Organ, Op 65
21.  Mendelssohn - Six Sonatas for Organ, Op 65 by Jos van der Kooy
The list author says:
  "He also wanted to record Felix Mendelssohn's organ sonatas. He loved Mendelssohn but didn't record much by him."
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Virtuoso Violin Concertos
22.  Virtuoso Violin Concertos by Locatelli
The list author says:
  "He called Jean-Jacques Kantorow "a spectacular talent, the most prodigiously original violinist I have heard in this generation." Urged us to keep him in mind: now he has made many recordings."
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Piano Concertos Nos. 1 And 2 (Weissenberg)
23.  Piano Concertos Nos. 1 And 2 (Weissenberg) by Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
The list author says:
  "Said he could live without Chopin's piano concertos until he heard Alexis Weissenberg's recording."
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Switched-On Bach
24.  Switched-On Bach by Wendy Carlos
The list author says:
  "He was delighted and amused by 'Switched-on Bach' and admired the technological innovation."
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Messiah (Scherchen)
25.  Messiah (Scherchen) by Scherchen
The list author says:
  "He called Hermann Scherchen's Messiah 'one of the great revelations of the early LP era'."
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