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Gould’s posthumous “legacy” in the National Library of Canada includes seven boxes of compositions. Apart from this great Opus 1, most are brief and usually unfinished essays: “They exhibit attempts at every style from Palestrina (which was done to please my teachers) to Schoenberg (which was done to annoy them).” The style of the quartet reflects Gould’s love for Bruckner, Wagner, and Richard Strauss.

Gould: String Quartet No. 1

Released: 1960

    Disc 1

  1. String Quartet, Op. 1 (recorded under the supervision of the composer)