Glenn Gould Edition - Schoenberg: Piano Works
Along with Schoenberg's complete solo piano music--mostly recorded just after Gould abandoned concert performance--this compilation includes a sparklingly vivid performance of the Piano Concerto, perhaps the most approachable of Schoenberg's serial compositions, and an assortment of works in which the piano plays a less prominent, if still integral role. Gould is a sensitive partner to Israel Baker in the impulsively shifting moods of the Phantasy for Violin, and an enthusiastic ensemble member in the 'Ode to Napoleon' and the first seven-song section of 'Pierrot Lunaire.' Despite overly deliberate rhythmic speech by John Horton, the 'Ode' receives one of its better performances on disc; and the 'Pierrot' excerpts, recorded for radio broadcast, leave one wanting a complete Gould-led performance of the work.
Catalog Number: S2K52664
Composer: Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor: Glenn Gould, Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble: CBC Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard String Quartet
Performer: Adele Armin, Claus Adam, Coenraad Bloemendal, Glenn Gould, Isidore Cohen, Israel Baker, James Campbell, John Horton, Patricia Rideout, Peter Smith, Raphael Hillyer, Robert Mann, Suzanne Shulman