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Gould’s first release after becoming a “concert drop-out.” For years he had put his Steinway CD 318 through myriad “operations” in order “to try to design an instrument […] which can add to the undeniable resource of the modern piano something of the clarity and tactile facility of the harpsichord.” The result was “a slight nervous tic in the middle register which in the slower passages can be heard emitting a sort of hiccup.” Indeed it can!

Bach: Two and Three Part Inventions, BWV 772-801 (Inventions & Sinfonias)

Released: 1964

    Disc 1

  1. Invention No. 1 in C Major, BWV 772
  2. Sinfonia No. 1 in C Major, BWV 787
  3. Invention No. 2 in C minor, BWV 773
  4. Sinfonia No. 2 in C minor, BWV 788
  5. Invention No. 5 in E-flat Major, BVW 776
  6. Sinfonia No. 5 in E-flat Major, BWV 791
  7. Invention No. 14 in B-flat Major, BWV 785
  8. Sinfonia No. 14 in B-flat Major, BWV 800
  9. Invention No. 11 in G minor, BWV 782
  10. Sinfonia No. 11 in G minor, BWV 797
  11. Invention No. 10 in G Major, BVW 781
  12. Sinfonia No. 10 in G Major, BWV 796
  13. Invention No. 15 in B minor, BWV 786
  14. Sinfonia No. 15 in B minor, BWV 801
  15. Invention No. 7 in E minor, BWV 778
  16. Sinfonia No. 7 in E minor, BWV 793
  17. Invention No. 6 in E Major, BWV 777
  18. Sinfonia No. 6 in E Major, BWV 792
  19. Invention No. 13 in A minor, BWV 784
  20. Sinfonia No. 13 in A minor, BWV 799
  21. Invention No. 12 in A Major, BWV 783
  22. Sinfonia No. 12 in A Major, BWV 798
  23. Invention No. 3 in D Major, BWV 774
  24. Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major, BWV 789
  25. Invention No. 4 in D minor, BWV 775
  26. Sinfonia No. 4 in D minor, BWV 790
  27. Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779
  28. Sinfonia No. 8 in F Major, BWV 794
  29. Invention No. 9 in F minor, BWV 780
  30. Sinfonia No. 9 in F minor, BWV 795