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Gould as an “incorrigible romantic.” Instead of Schumann, Chopin, or Liszt he selected two unimaginably obscure rarities, referring to Grieg as a personal ancestor (“the composer was a cousin of my maternal great-grandfather”) and to Bizet’s Variations chromatiques as “one of the very few masterpieces for solo piano to emerge from the third quarter of the nineteenth century.”

Glenn Gould’s First Recording of Grieg and Bizet

Released: 1973

    Disc 1

  1. Sonata in E minor for Piano, Op. 7: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Sonata in E minor for Piano, Op. 7: II. Andante molto
  3. Sonata in E minor for Piano, Op. 7: III. Alla Menuetto ma poco piu lento
  4. Sonata in E minor for Piano, Op. 7: IV. Finale. Molto allegro
  5. Premier Nocturne in F Major
  6. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Theme. Moderato maestoso -
  7. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 1. Un pochissimo piu allegretto -
  8. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 2. a tempo rubato -
  9. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 3. a tempo risoluto -
  10. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 4. Con fuoco -
  11. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 5. -
  12. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 6. Agitato -
  13. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 7. -
  14. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 8. Con espressione -
  15. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 9. Un peu plus vite -
  16. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 10. Alla Polacca -
  17. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 11. Andante -
  18. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 12. Plus anime -
  19. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 13. Mouvt. des Ires Variations -
  20. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Var. 14. appassionato -
  21. Variations Chromatiques (de concert): Coda. semplice - Un peu plus lent - Quasi recitativo - a tempo