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$100 · Glenn Gould: Complete Goldberg Variations. 7CD/1LP/1 Book set

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Released in the year of Glenn Gould's 85th anniversary, Glenn Gould: The Goldberg Variations - The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions features his complete 1955 recording sessions of Bach's Goldberg Variations on 5 CDs (including the studio conversations between him and his producer), restored from the original 1/4-inch analogue tapes and remastered using 24 bit / 96 kHz technology, plus the final album on both CD and heavyweight 180g vinyl, as well as an extra CD, Glenn Gould Discusses his Performances of the "Goldberg Variations" with Tim Page. The edition comes with a 90 x 60 cm (36 x 24") poster and a 280-page hard-cover coffee-table book, featuring 45 sensational, newly discovered photos from the recording sessions, the complete musical score, several essays and an extensive documentation - including facsimiles of more than 20 archival documents detailing how an analogue vinyl LP was recorded in the mid-1950s. Completed in a total of only four days and released in January 1956, Glenn Gould's first recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations became one of the most successful classical albums of all time and an icon in the history of the gramophone record. With unprecedented completeness, the present release documents the events that unfolded in the studios of Columbia Records on 10-16 June 1955, when the then twenty-two-year-old Canadian pianist recorded his d├ębut album for Columbia Masterworks. Once the LP master tape had been edited, the ten remaining magnetic tapes of the recording sessions were stored in the archive of Columbia Records. There they remained, untouched and forgotten for more than 60 years, while Gould pursued his career not only as a pianist (both onstage and in the studio) but also as a composer, writer and radio and television broadcaster, rapidly emerging as one of the most charismatic artists of the 20th century - and while the world of music outside was changing dramatically: from mono to stereo, from analogue to digital recording, from LPs via cassettes and CDs to digital downloads and internet streams, while record companies were bought up and restructured and archives frequently relocated.

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