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Among the projects that Columbia had arranged with Gould were the complete recordings of Bach’s solo keyboard works and the Beethoven sonatas. Both were to remain unfinished. Long after becoming a concert drop-out, Gould now planned to become a “record drop-out”: “My contract with CBS runs a bit beyond my 50th year. After that, there is going to be a major change of gears, much as there was twenty years ago.”

Beethoven Sonatas Op. 28 (Pastoral); Op. 2, Nos. 1, 2 & 3

Released: 1980

    Disc 1

  1. Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1: I. Allegro
  2. Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1: II. Adagio
  3. Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1: III. Menuetto. Allegretto
  4. Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1: IV. Prestissimo
  5. Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3: I. Allegro con brio
  6. Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3: II. Adagio
  7. Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3: III. Scherzo. Allegro
  8. Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3: IV. Allegro assai
  9. Disc 2

  1. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: I. Allegro vivace
  2. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: II. Largo appassionato
  3. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: III. Scherzo. Allegretto
  4. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2: IV. Rondo. Grazioso
  5. Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 "Pastorale": I. Allegro
  6. Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 "Pastorale": II. Andante
  7. Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 "Pastorale": III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
  8. Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 "Pastorale": IV. Rondo. Allegro, ma non troppo