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Good but the second is 'can-sound' on mono,
This review is from: Glenn Gould Plays Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos (Audio CD)
This is an interesting historical compilation of the Beethoven five, by Gould and other important conductors, including Stokowski.
The first and the fourth concertos have an excellent open sound but the second has a terrible mono-can-like sound that ruins the record.
The third and fifth are good but more on the slow side.
Gould's playing is crisp and sincronic.
All in all a nice pack, if you're a historical Gould fan and enjoy Beethoven.
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Initial post: 23 Mar 2014 14:56:42 GMT
I think you underplay the quality of Gould's playing on this set. The sound of No 2 is of lesser quality, but in no way does it detract from the performance. Just listen to the trills at the end of the slow movement! Nos 1 & 3 are superb performances & No 5 is similarly memorable.
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Last edited by the author on 23 Mar 2014 15:30:54 GMT
Thanks for the comment.
I didn't underplay Gould's playing qualities but just the recording sound, just check above, and I even recommend the pack with 4 stars.
It's a nice document of Gould playing but particulary not my first choice.
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