The Goldberg Variations (studio album) by Glenn Gould

The Goldberg Variations
The Goldberg Variations by Glenn Gould
Year: 1956
Overall rank: 2,314th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 94 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1956 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1950s (53rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,314th)
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GLENN GOULD - JS BACH The Goldberg variations CBS CD NM
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Bach - Goldberg Variations; Partita No 5 - Glenn Gould (1955, 1954).
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Glenn Gould // The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 &1981
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81/100 (from 94 votes)
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11/07/2020 22:19 VictorVale  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,01782/100
 
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From 11/07/2020 22:20
Grande pianista. Apesar da dificuldade técnica há sentimento!
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From 08/15/2019 19:08
Really good stuff. I found it hard to get into classical music because the pieces were too long. No such issue here.
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From 01/29/2016 05:01
I agree with the GoodSir. Reminds me a bit of some of Mozart's music... I felt it ran through algorithms of a scale instead of something emotionally moving. Still quite impressive and beautiful.

I think if I saw someone perform this live, it would move me differently... I've noticed this with "classical" music recordings.
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From 05/20/2015 04:57
I'm a pianist, and this is my favorite piano music of all time. Really tough to play stuff. Holding all of the counterpoint in your head is difficult stuff.
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From 11/14/2014 02:45
Obviously very technically impressive, though it doesn't do anything to particularly move me emotionally. I did enjoy it thoroughly despite that.
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