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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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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000WM8NAA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,675,960 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Scriabinmahler TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 Nov. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Glenn Gould's own stranscription of Wagner's works is mesmerizingly complex and it displays finest and most delicate playing by him in the entire GG Editions. The other-worldly intricacy of Siegfried Idyll alone can make this cd worth owning, but coupled with incredibly dazzling performance of Meistersinger Overture & Götterdämmerung piano transctiption, it is a must for anyone after serious pianism!

Check also Katsaris' Super-human performance of Tannhäuser Overture piano transcription.Wagneriana - Wagner Transcriptions
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Aug. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Gould's Wagner...
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Glenn Gould wasn't merely a pianist: he was a polymathic artist: musician, composer, writer, broadcaster, and record producer.

Gould--the greatest pianist since Franz Liszt--was (like Liszt) also a transcriber of other composer's works.
Here we have Gould's own piano reductions of Wagner's operatic scores (Meistersinger; Götterdämmerung; and Siegfried).

Recorded in 1973, Gould's biographer Dr. K. Bazzana says, `His piano recording of the Siegfried Idyll--intimate, lyrical, tonally resplendent, immaculately paced--may be his greatest performance.'
Gould `sought to underscore the "languor" he thought implicit in the music': his transcription and performance is a `wondrous, dreamy meditation of piano playing.'

In the fractious Meistersinger and Götterdämmerung excerpts, Gould overdubbed himself to attain full four-handed realizations.
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These recordings have been re-issued in various permutations along with Gould's orchestral Siegfried Idyll, but it is nice to have this disc with Gould's solo pianism alone.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Borrill on 6 April 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is some of the finest piano playing you are ever likely to hear, despite the short running time. Just listen to the final 2 or 3 three minutes of the Siegfried Idyll. While time appears to slow down, each chord is given the time and space to breathe and register on our consciousness. It is poised, effortless and serene pianism from a true genius. Highly recommended!
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