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Two items of juvenilia marking Gould’s swan song. This album, made in RCA’s Studio A in New York on 3 September 1982, is Gould’s final recording on the piano. Three-and-a-half weeks later, on 27 September, he suffered a stroke and was taken to Toronto General Hospital, where he died on 4 October 1982 at 11:30 in the morning.

Richard Strauss: Sonata, Op. 5; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 3

Released: 1984

    Disc 1

  1. Sonata for Piano in B minor, Op. 5: I. Allegro molto appassionato
  2. Sonata for Piano in B minor, Op. 5: II. Adagio cantabile
  3. Sonata for Piano in B minor, Op. 5: III. Scherzo. Presto - Trio. Un poco piu lento
  4. Sonata for Piano in B minor, Op. 5: IV. Finale. Allegretto vivo
  5. Funf Klavierstucke, Op. 3: 1. Andante
  6. Funf Klavierstucke, Op. 3: 2. Allegro vivace scherzando
  7. Funf Klavierstucke, Op. 3: 3. Largo
  8. Funf Klavierstucke, Op. 3: 4. Allegro molto
  9. Funf Klavierstucke, Op. 3: 5. Allegro marcatissimo