"The defining moment of Glenn Gould's career came in 1964 when, at the age of 31, he withdrew from all public performance. The move was viewed by audiences and critics as willful and bewildering, and was seen as evidence that despite his demonstrably supreme artistry he was, in the argot of the common man, a nut.
But, as George Szell once said of him, "That nut [was] a genius." In his short international career, which spanned only 24 years, Glenn Gould changed the way the music world thought about performance practice, recording, and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Following his withdrawal, Gould threw himself into a frenzy of recording, writing, and radio documentary production. Though plagued by many imaginary maladies, Gould suffered from a very real hypertension that eventually led to a massive stroke, which he suffered in 1982, and from which he never recovered. He died in Toronto General Hospital, one week after being stricken, on October 4, 1982, at age 50." - AMG.
Piano Concerto No.1
Piano Sonata Op.14 No.1
The Columbia Symphony
Vladimir Golschmann - Conductor
Glenn Gould - Piano
The record is VG++/Exc-.
The jacket is NM-.
The LP plays NM-.
A very powerful and dynamic recording. The Soundstage is very wide and deep. The instruments are very detailed nad have "air" and presence. The Piano is rock-solid with no wander or "drift" and is proportionate with the orchestra. Overall, a very "open" sounding recording.
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get.
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