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The Schoenberg cycle now completed, Gould turned to another 20thcentury master whom he had warmly revered for years: Paul Hindemith. He had already played Hindemith’s Third Sonata in his very first radio recital (on 24 December 1950), disclosing in this work a quality readily attributable to his own playing: “Repose—which, when properly adduced, is the true amalgam of ecstasy and reason.”

Glenn Gould Plays Hindemith’s Piano Sonatas 1-3

Released: 1973

    Disc 1

  1. Sonata No. 1 for Piano: I. Ruhig bewegte Viertel
  2. Sonata No. 1 for Piano: II. Im Zeitmass eines sehr langsamen Marsche
  3. Sonata No. 1 for Piano: III. Lebhaft
  4. Sonata No. 1 for Piano: IV. Ruhig bewegte Viertel
  5. Sonata No. 1 for Piano: V. Lebhaft
  6. Sonata No. 2 for Piano: I. Massig schnell
  7. Sonata No. 2 for Piano: II. Lebhaft
  8. Sonata No. 2 for Piano: III. Sehr langsam - Ruhig
  9. Sonata No. 2 for Piano: Rondo. Bewegt - Langsam
  10. Sonata No. 3 for Piano: I. Ruhig bewegt
  11. Sonata No. 3 for Piano: II. Sehr lebhaft
  12. Sonata No. 3 for Piano: III. Massig schnell
  13. Sonata No. 3 for Piano: IV. Fuge. Lebhaft