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In 1962-3 Bach was the uncontested lodestar of Gould’s concert and recording activities—including those for the CBC television network, for which he produced the programs Glenn Gould on Bach and The Anatomy of Fugue. Although he played the D-major Partita several times in recital before venturing with it into the studio, the “concert drop-out” already loomed on the horizon …

Bach: Partitas Nos. 3 & 4

Released: 1963

    Disc 1

  1. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: I. Overture
  2. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: II. Allemande
  3. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: III. Courante
  4. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: IV. Aria
  5. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: V. Sarabande
  6. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: VI. Menuet
  7. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: VII. Gigue
  8. Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827: I. Fantaisie
  9. Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827: II. Allemande
  10. Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827: III. Courante
  11. Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827: IV. Sarabande
  12. Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827: V. Burlesca
  13. Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827: VI. Scherzo
  14. Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827: VII. Gigue
  15. Toccata in E minor, BWV 914