Glenn Gould signed with Columbia Records’ classical music division in 1955 and recorded The Goldberg Variations, his breakthrough work. Although there was some controversy at Columbia about the appropriateness of this “debut” piece, the record received extraordinary praise and was among the best-selling classical music albums of its era.[wikipedia] Gould became closely associated with the piece, playing it in full or in part at many recitals.
Born: 25 September 1932 (Toronto, Canada)
Died: 4 October 1982 (Toronto, Canada)
Glenn Gould at WikipediaGlennGould.com
Good Music Guide on the Goldberg Variations
Complete Unreleased 1955 Recording sessions
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