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Gould’s only recording on harpsichord owed its existence to a transportation mishap suffered by his Steinway CD 318. Once again the critics’ reactions ranged from rejection to outrage. Gould himself was so satisfied with the results that he once contemplated recording Part 2 of The Art of the Fugue on this instrument—a Wittmayer harpsichord.

Suites for the Harpsichord

Released: 1972

    Disc 1

  1. Suite No. 1 in A Major, HWV 426: I. Prelude
  2. Suite No. 1 in A Major, HWV 426: II. Allemande
  3. Suite No. 1 in A Major, HWV 426: III. Courante
  4. Suite No. 1 in A Major, HWV 426: IV. Gigue
  5. Suite No. 2 in F Major, HWV 427: I. Adagio (attacca)
  6. Suite No. 2 in F Major, HWV 427: II. Allegro
  7. Suite No. 2 in F Major, HWV 427: III. Adagio (attacca)
  8. Suite No. 2 in F Major, HWV 427: IV. Allegro (Fuga)
  9. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: I. Prelude. Presto {attacca
  10. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: II. Allegro {Fugue
  11. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: III. Allemande {attacca
  12. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: IV. Courante
  13. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: V. Air
  14. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: Variation 1
  15. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: Variation 2
  16. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: Variation 3
  17. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: Variation 4
  18. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: Variation 5
  19. Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428: VI. Presto
  20. Suite No. 4 in E minor, HWV 429: I. Allegro {Fugue
  21. Suite No. 4 in E minor, HWV 429: II. Allemande {attacca
  22. Suite No. 4 in E minor, HWV 429: III. Courante
  23. Suite No. 4 in E minor, HWV 429: IV. Sarabande
  24. Suite No. 4 in E minor, HWV 429: V. Gigue