Beethoven Gould

Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos (1958/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 14, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos (1958/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 44:38 min | 443 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia, Sony Music Ent. | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1958/2015

Instead of Leonard Bernstein, the Columbia Symphony Orchestra was fronted this time by Vladimir Golschmann. Born in Paris to Russian émigrés in 1893 and head of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1931, Golschmann was one of the few conductors with whom Gould apparently never had problems, and vice versa. In the Beethoven concerto Gould played his own cadenza – with a noticeable nod to Max Reger ….

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 & 15 (1980/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 14, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 & 15 (1980/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 & 15
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 95:51 min | 816 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia, Sony Music Ent. | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 1980/2015

Among the projects that Columbia had arranged with Gould were the complete recordings of Bach’s solo keyboard works and the Beethoven sonatas. Both were to remain unfinished. Long after becoming a concert drop-out, Gould now planned to become a “record drop-out”: “My contract with CBS runs a bit beyond my 50th year. After that, there is going to be a major change of gears, much as there was twenty years ago.”

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1960/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 13, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1960/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 37:37 min | 371 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia Records, Sony Classical | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1960/2015

By now the critics had evidently made their peace with Gould’s wayward readings of Beethoven. His recording of the C-minor Concerto, again with Leonard Bernstein, met with general approval, even if Gould “yields more to his own nature than he should in the Largo” and “meanders and rhapsodizes without thinking that this movement, too, is by Beethoven.“

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1961/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 13, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1961/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 36:49 min | 365 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia Records, Sony Classical | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1961/2015

This was the concerto with which Gould gave his orchestral début, playing its first movement on 8 May 1946. “Who does the kid think he is, Artur Schnabel?” snorted one critic, while another touted the thirteen-year-old boy as a “genius.” Whatever the case, this was the Beethoven concerto he played most frequently in public—twenty-nine times.
Storioni Trio, Jan Willem de Vriend - Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio (2013) [DSD64] 1bit / 2.82 MHz

Storioni Trio, Jan Willem de Vriend - Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio (2013)
FLAC (tracks) DSD64 (*.dsf) | 1bit | 2.82 MHz | Digital Booklet | 01:05:51 | 2,96 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC 72579

Recordings of Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Op. 56, by a piano trio rather than by a group of virtuosi (a configuration that almost always misunderstands the work) are not abundant. Still rarer are those like the present release by the Storioni Trio, a Dutch group that takes its name from the maker of the 1790s instrument played by the violinist (and strung, like the viola, with gut strings). Pianist Bart van de Roer plays an 1815 Lagasse fortepiano. This recording is part of a series devoted to Beethoven's piano trios, but the Triple Concerto actually is more comfortable in those surroundings than when forced to keep company with the likes of the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61.

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (1966/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 12, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (1966/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 42:40 min | 416 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia Records, Sony Classical | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1966/2015

Gould’s sole collaboration with Leopold Stokowski, to whom he devoted a large radio portrait for the CBC in 1971. This musical “summit meeting” between the thirty-four-year-old Canadian and a maestro nearly half a century his senior caused yet another dream to come true: Gould’s first encounter with his revered Barbra Streisand, who was recording her latest album next door …

Rudolf Buchbinder - Beethoven - The Sonata Legacy: Box Set 9CDs (2012)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at June 15, 2016
Rudolf Buchbinder - Beethoven - The Sonata Legacy: Box Set 9CDs (2012)

Rudolf Buchbinder - Beethoven - The Sonata Legacy: Box Set 9CDs (2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,42 Gb | Scans 215 Mb
Label: Sony Classical | Release Year: 2012

Thirty years on, renowned Beethoven specialist, Rudolf Buchbinder presents his second complete cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas, this time recorded live at Dresden's Semperoper. Beethoven and Buchbinder is an event like Bach and Glenn Gould, like Johann Strauss and The Vienna Philharmonic. Says Buchbinder, "I have been able to discover a different Beethoven, richer and more multi-layered. It is Beethoven himself who demands this freedom from his interpreter."
Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Fidelio (2010) 9CD Box Set

Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Fidelio (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.49 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.42 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 4 57573 2 7 | Time: 09:56:50

The Beethoven set includes the first two piano concertos (No. 1 in two versions, one with cadenzas supplied by Glenn Gould) together with Beethoven’s only completed opera in its final version: Fidelio. He always had a strong and fervent view of freedom and its resonance still rings true today nearly two hundred years since its first performance.
Glenn Gould Edition - Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos (1992)

Glenn Gould Edition - Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks + cue + log) | Complete scans + Booklet | 3 CD | 831 MB (RAR 4% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Sony | Catalog Number: 52632 | Hotfile/Fileserve/Filesonic

Glenn Gould and Leonard Bernstein bring an attractive regal pomp and broad rhetoric to the Third Concerto, yet these qualities work to the more lyrical Fourth's disadvantage. Gould's well-oiled fingers zip rather mechanically through the outer movements in the first two concertos, and he scrutinizes the Emperor with the inquiring mind of a brilliant crank.
The Glenn Gould Edition - BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS by Glenn Gould [2 vols. 6 CD]

The Glenn Gould Edition - BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS by Glenn Gould [2 vols. 6 CD]
L. van Beethoven: PIANO SONATAS by Glenn Gould

2 Volumes in 6 CDs | single APE files for better listening from PC | Covers | ca. 1.2 Gb
…Sometimes Gould sings or whistles while playing, but it is magnificent…