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Glenn Gould - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Glenn Gould - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 58:16:23 | 31.6 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 1955 Glenn Gould signed his exclusive contract with Columbia Masterworks, and remained with the label until his untimely death in 1982. Gould s first release, Bach s Goldberg Variations, released in January 1956, took the music world by storm, and immediately established the 22-year-old Canadian pianist as one of the most brilliant, original, charismatic and provocative classical performers of his time.
Glenn Gould - Bach: The Art of the Fugue (1962/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Glenn Gould - Bach: The Art of the Fugue (1962/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 30:49 minutes | 320 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“Gould’s approach seems downright unmusical, and the image it evokes for me is of the trained seal who beeps out God Save the Queen on a set of car horns.” Thus the miffed critic John Beckwith. It was to remain Gould’s only commercial recording on the organ; the remaining items in The Art of the Fugue are absent from his discography, as are the six Mendelssohn organ sonatas he intended to record afterwards.
Glenn Gould - Bach: The Two & Three Part Inventions (1964/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Glenn Gould - Bach: The Two & Three Part Inventions (1964/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 49:51 minutes | 485 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For many, the albums Glenn Gould recorded for Columbia between 1955 and 1981 are documents of unalloyed genius, particularly in his imaginative and masterful performances of Bach's keyboard works. For others, less enamored of Gould's recondite theorizing, studio editing, and distracting personal eccentricities (such as humming along out of tune while he played), these recordings are nonetheless fascinating documents of an original mind and still worth studying for their undeniable musicality.
Glenn Gould - Bach: Keyboard Concertos Vol. II (1969/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Glenn Gould - Bach: Keyboard Concertos Vol. II (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 32:59 minutes | 332 MB
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(1969 Recording, Rechannelled for Stereo) - Gould Remastered
Gould’s last phonograph recording with orchestra. After the death of Vladimir Golschmann, on 1 March 1972, he declined to complete his Bach series by recording Concerto No. 6 (BWV 1057) and abandoned his plan to re-record the D-minor Concerto (BWV 1052) in stereo.
Glenn Gould - Bach: Keyboard Concertos Vol. I: Nos. 3, 5 & 7 (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Glenn Gould - Bach: Keyboard Concertos Vol. I: Nos. 3, 5 & 7 (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 40:23 minutes | 403 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ten years after the release of the D-minor Concerto under Leonard Bernstein (see No. 3), Gould now issued Volume 1 of the Bach concertos under Vladimir Golschmann. “I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the recording. Please keep in mind always that if no other conductor will go into the studio with you, I will go!”
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 & Op. 126 (2007/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 & Op. 126
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 41:34 min | 358 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2007/2015

There are always two caveats with any recording by Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. First, Gould was always humming and moaning along with his own performances. Second, he fooled around with tempo, articulation, rhythm, form, structure, and expressive markings. This means potential listeners must always be advised that any expectations they bring to the music will almost always be utterly confounded by Gould's performance. So it is here in his 1974 recording of Beethoven's Bagatelles Opp. 33 and 126.
Glenn Gould - Canadian Music In The 20th Century (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Glenn Gould - Canadian Music In The 20th Century (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 39:08 minutes | 360 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

“Canada's a place to live comfortably, amicably, and with reasonable anonymity”. Thus Gould's response to a Toronto Telegram survey on “Canada Day”. The recording of these three works appeared during Canada's centennial celebrations on 1 July 1967.
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32 (1956/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 55:09 min | 303 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1956/2015

Sensation yields to scandal: Gould’s feisty and headstrong treatment of the final triptych in Beethoven’s pianistic “New Testament” outraged the critics no less than his sleeve notes, in which he claimed of op. 111 that “the piece is weak in spots; it needs greater speed. Especially the first movement is such a bad piece that I wanted to get on to the finale.”
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5-7, Op. 10 (1965/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5-7, Op. 10
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 42:06 min | 389 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1965/2015

The “scandal” surrounding Beethoven’s final triptych of sonatas (see No. 2) failed to rematerialize, but Gould remained true to his unorthodox interpretative approach and brazenly violated the composer’s instructions, changing the tempo of the F-major sonata at the opening of the firstmovement recapitulation and substituting a fortissimo for a pianissimo in movement 3 of the D-major Sonata.
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16-18 (1973/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16-18
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 57:52 min | 530 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1973/2015

This was the last of five new recordings released in September 1973, appearing one day after the four others. It marked the end of a long and often convoluted process: the first bars of the op. 31 triptych were recorded in July 1960, the final session took place almost thirteen years later on 15 May 1973! Amazingly, none of this is evident in the sonatas themselves.