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In June 1976, shortly after completing this recording, Gould suffered the first symptoms of a severe illness that began with difficulties of coordination and gradually affected his entire organism. Although he charted the illness in a journal, he never spoke to anyone about it: “It is quite poss., even likely, however, that it had a psychological base.” It had no noticeable impact on his piano playing.

Bach: The English Suites, BWV 806-811

Released: 1977

    Disc 1

  1. English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: I. Prélude
  2. English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: II. Allemande
  3. English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: III. Courante I
  4. English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: IV. Courante II
  5. English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: V. Double I
  6. English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: VI. Double II
  7. English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: VII. Sarabande
  8. English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: VIII. Bourée I
  9. English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: IX. Bourée II (with da capo I)
  10. English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: X. Gigue
  11. English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809: I. Prélude
  12. English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809: II. Allemande
  13. English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809: III. Courante
  14. English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809: IV. Sarabande
  15. English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809: V. Menuett I
  16. English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809: VI. Menuett II (with da capo I)
  17. English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809: VII. Gigue
  18. English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810: I. Prélude
  19. English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810: II. Allemande
  20. English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810: III. Courante
  21. English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810: IV. Sarabande
  22. English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810: V. Passepied I (en Rondeau)
  23. English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810: VI. Passepied II (with da capo I)
  24. English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810: VII. Gigue
  25. English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807: I. Prélude
  26. English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807: II. Allemande
  27. English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807: III. Courante
  28. English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807: IV. Sarabande - Les agréments de la même Sarabande
  29. English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807: V. Bourée I
  30. English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807: VI. Bourée II (with da capo I)
  31. English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807: VII. Gigue
  32. English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808: I. Prélude
  33. English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808: II. Allemande
  34. English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808: III. Courante
  35. English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808: IV. Sarabande - Les agréments de la même Sarabande
  36. English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808: V. Gavotte I
  37. English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808: VI. Gavotte II (ou la Musette) (with da capo I)
  38. English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808: VII. Gigue
  39. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811: I. Prélude
  40. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811: II. Allemande
  41. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811: III. Courante
  42. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811: IV. Sarabande
  43. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811: V. Double
  44. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811: VI. Gavotte I
  45. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811: VII. Gavotte II (with da capo I)
  46. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811: VIII. Gigue