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The Birth of a Legend: Gould’s first recording for Columbia, playing Bach as if someone had parted the curtains and thrown open the windows in a dark, stuffy room. The critics were ecstatic; the release broke all records and is still considered one of the ten most significant and successful classical recordings of all time.

Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1955 mono recording)

Released: 1956

    Disc 1

  1. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria
  2. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 1 a 1 Clav.
  3. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 2 a 1 Clav.
  4. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 3 a 1 Clav. Canone all' Unisuono
  5. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 4 a 1 Clav.
  6. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 5 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
  7. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 6 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Seconda
  8. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
  9. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 8 a 2 Clav.
  10. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza
  11. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 10 a 1 Clav. Fughetta
  12. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 11 a 2 Clav.
  13. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 12 Canone alla Quarta
  14. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 13 a 2 Clav.
  15. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 14 a 2 Clav.
  16. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinta. Andante
  17. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 16 Ouverture a 1 Clav.
  18. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 17 a 2 Clav.
  19. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 18 - Canone alla Sesta a 1 Clav.
  20. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 19 a 1 Clav.
  21. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 20 a 2 Clav.
  22. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 21 Canone alla Settima
  23. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 22 Alla breve a 1 Clav.
  24. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 23 a 2 Clav.
  25. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 24 Canone all' Ottava a 1 Clav.
  26. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 25 a 2 Clav.
  27. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 26 a 2 Clav.
  28. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 27 Canone alla Nona
  29. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 28 a 2 Clav.
  30. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
  31. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet
  32. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria da capo