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Instead of Leonard Bernstein, the Columbia Symphony Orchestra was fronted this time by Vladimir Golschmann. Born in Paris to Russian émigrés in 1893 and head of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1931, Golschmann was one of the few conductors with whom Gould apparently never had problems, and vice versa. In the Beethoven concerto Gould played his own cadenza – with a noticeable nod to Max Reger…

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 & Bach: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056

Released: 1958

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