Glenn Gould Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 180g LP
High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl LP!
Pianist Glenn Gould performs Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto with Leonard
Bernstein conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.
The composition of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto is linked to a number of
musical innovations that mark the character of this weighty work in C minor.
Unlike his two previous concertos for the keyboard, in the Third Beethoven does
not permit the piano part to melt with the orchestra, but lets the instrument
act for itself as a opponent, as it were, within the symphonic context.
Glenn Gould, whose analytical Bach interpretations won him international
acclaim, appears to be born to re-enact Beethoven’s idiosyncrasies in a special
setting. The soloist strives against the forceful orchestral introduction with
angular chords – and for a moment one holds one’s breath in suspense. Completely
engrossed and highly concentrated, Gould moulds the Largo with his fingers,
consolingly answered in dark sounds from the depth of the orchestra. The Finale
comes on with Bach-like strictness, all the notes as though carved in stone.
Again and again the movement changes from lyrical song to turbulent ecstasy,
which drives forward to the end with electrifying emotion.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from
the master tapes through to the cutting head.
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Glenn Gould, piano
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Concerto No. 3 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37
1. Allegro con brio