Alto CD

Glenn Gould and Andras Schiff play Bach

Glenn Gould and Andras Schiff play Bach
Glenn Gould and Andras Schiff play Bach

Glenn Gould and Andras Schiff play Bach

Glenn Gould & Andras Schiff

Catalogue Number: ALC 1164
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: ADD, 1955/78 79:40 mins



“in terms of sheer keyboard wizadry, commands admiration…a remarkable performance” (Penguin Guide) “Gould’s pianistic skills have been universally and freely acknowledged, but his musical vision has elicited a range of critical response that has few parallels….. he was supremely skilful in showing the… patterns woven by its contrapuntal threads….As an exposition of the music’s mechanism this is a remarkable performance (Gramophone).

(of Schiff’s Bach) “I never recall hearing Bach better played on a piano. He has obviously profited from the return to the baroque style exemplified by modern harpsichordists, (he studied with George Malcolm) but bearing in mind that Bach on the piano must be in the nature of a modern arrangement he is sparing with baroque conventions.”(Gramophone).

(Schiff on Gould): “I was so impressed with his Bach because it was so different from anyone else’s. The clarity is remarkable, so are the rhythmic liveliness and the fantastic command of counterpoint”

J.S. BACH: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS BWV 988 (Aria & 30 Variations) (Glenn Gould)

  • 1. Aria 1.55
  • 2. Variation No.1 0.44
  • 3. Variation No.2 0.37
  • 4. Variation No.3 0.54
  • 5. Variation No.4 0.29
  • 6. Variation No.5 0.36
  • 7. Variation No.6 0.34
  • 8. Variation No.7 1.08
  • 9. Variation No.8 0.45
  • 10. Variation No.9 0.38
  • 11. Variation No.10 0.42
  • 12. Variation No.11 0.53
  • 13. Variation No.12 0.55
  • 14. Variation No.13 2.10
  • 15. Variation No.14 0.58
  • 16. Variation No.15 2.19
  • 17. Variation No.16 1.18
  • 18. Variation No.17 0.53
  • 19. Variation No.18 0.46
  • 20. Variation No.19 0.42
  • 21. Variation No.20 0.47
  • 22. Variation No.21 1.42
  • 23. Variation No. 22 0.42
  • 24. Variation No.23 0.54
  • 25. Variation No.24 0.56
  • 26. Variation No.25 6.27
  • 27. Variation No.26 0.52
  • 28. Variation No.27 0.49
  • 29. Variation No.28 1.10
  • 30. Variation No.29 1.00
  • 31. Variation No.30 0.48
  • 32. Aria da capo 2.10

András Schiff, piano (rec. 1978):
Overture in the French Manner, French Suite No. 5 in G,
BWV 831 (Partita in B Minor) BWV 816

  • 33. Ouverture 6.28
  • 34. Courante 1.53
  • 35. Gavottes I and II 3.30
  • 36. Passepieds I and II 2.13
  • 37. Sarabande 3.13
  • 38. Bourées I and II 2.23
  • 39. Gigue 2.12
  • 40. Echo 2.32
  • 41. Allemande 2.58
  • 42. Courante 1.31
  • 43. Sarabande 4.30
  • 44. Gavotte 1.11
  • 45. Bourée 1.03
  • 46. Loure 1.53
  • 47. Gigue 3.22