Glenn Gould & Leonard Bernstein Beethoven Concerto No. 4 In G Major Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
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Numbered, Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl!
All-Analog Mastering by Kevin Gray! Magnificent Pianist!
A Favorite Inspired Performance for Audiophiles Everywhere!
Strictly Limited to 2,500 Pressings!
So much has been said and written about Glenn Gould's Bach recordings that some
classical music listeners may have overlooked his fabulous renditions of the
Beethoven piano concertos. Impex is hoping to change this. Hearing Gould's
magnificent pianism, along with the inspired conducting of Leonard Berstein,
recorded in the vast acoustical space of the Manhattan Center, we are certain
you will find Gould's Beethoven concertos have a rightful place alongside his
celebrated Goldberg Variations.
With so many workaday renditions of Beethoven concertos, audiophiles rightly
tend to look for inspired performances; and every recording by Glen Gould is
certainly inspired. Gould is often erratic, but he was also daring, constantly
exploring. His lyrical ebb-and-flow reading shines a new light on this
well-loved work. With all-analog mastering by Kevin Gray and Impex's usual
attention to detail on all facets of production, this new 180-gram pressing will
make this Gould and Bernstein triumph a favorite of audiophiles everywhere.
"The foremost pianist this continent has produced in recent decades" - Alfred Frankenstein, High Fidelity Magazine
"A pianist of divine guidance" - Jay Harrison, New York Herald Tribune
The Fourth Concerto is the serenest, the most chaste, the most modest (temperamentally, not technically) of the series. And it contains a slow movement of such philosophical eloquence as almost to transgress the bonds of absolute music. Sketchbook evidence suggests that Beethoven was thinking about this Concerto as early as 1804 but it was not completed until 1806. It therefore occupied him over a period of time roughly contemporaneous with the composition and first revision of Fidelio. It was heard first in March, 1807 at a private concert that also included the premieres of the Fourth Symphony and the Coriolan Overture.
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• All-Analog Mastering by Kevin Gray
• Recorded in Vast Acoustic Space of Manhattan Center
• Strictly Limited to 2,500 Pressings
Glenn Gould, pianist
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic, orchestra
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No. 4, in G Major, Op. 58
1. Allegro Moderato
1. Andante Con Moto
2. Rondo: Vivace