Glenn Gould at the Movies

Glenn Gould at the Movies

by Glenn Gould
     
 
The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was vitally interested in movies. Not only was his eccentric yet charismatic persona entirely cinematic, as the award-winning "Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould" amply showed, but he supervised the soundtrack for "Slaughterhouse Five" and his performances were featured in many other films. His

Overview

The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was vitally interested in movies. Not only was his eccentric yet charismatic persona entirely cinematic, as the award-winning "Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould" amply showed, but he supervised the soundtrack for "Slaughterhouse Five" and his performances were featured in many other films. His versions of Richard Strauss and Brahms were used in the 1983 film "The Wars," while "Thirty Two Short Films" used music by Sibelius, Scriabin, and Bach. The highlight of this disc is his splendid collaboration with conductor Vladimir Golschmann in two Bach Concertos. Golschmann, a former music director for the great ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev, fully understood the dance-like quality of this music and offers resonantly graceful accompaniment. The other works are given unusual and often illuminating performances. Even if it does not inspire any cravings for buttered popcorn and Raisinettes, this varied recital satisfies in other nutritious ways.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646187524
catalogNumber:
61875

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto No. 5 Piano and Orchestra in F Minor/I.
  2. II. Largo
  3. III. Presto
  4. Goldberg Variations/Variation 18-Canone Alla Sesta À 1 Clav.
  5. Variation 25
  6. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major/III. Presto
  7. Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra in D Major/I. Allegro
  8. II. Adagio E Piano Sempre
  9. III. Allegro
  10. Fünf Klavierstücke, Op. 3/III. Largo
  11. Intermezzo in E-Flat Major, Op. 117, No. 1
  12. Intermezzo in E-Flat Minor, Op. 118, No. 6
  13. English Suite No. 5 in E Minor/I. Prelude
  14. Sonatine No. 2 for Piano in E Major, Op. 67, No. 2
  15. Deux Morceaux, Op. 57/No. 1: Désir
  16. Prélude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major/Prélude
  17. The Art of the Fugue/Contrapunctus IX
  18. Andantino
  19. Deux Morceaux, Op. 57
  20. No. 1: Désir
  21. Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846
  22. Prelude
  23. The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
  24. Contrapunctus IX (A 4, Alla Duodecima)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glenn Gould   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano
Columbia Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Pablo Casals   Conductor
Charles Libove   Violin
Vladimir Golschmann   Conductor
Marlboro Festival Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Joseph Scianni   Producer
Thomas Frost   Producer
Andrew Kazdin   Producer
Paul Myers   Producer
Robin Phillips   Direction
George Roy Hill   Direction
Giulio Turturro   Art Direction
Howard H. Scott   Producer
Tim Page   Annotation

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