Glenn Gould, Gould Plays The Piano In Stockholm, 1958

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Glenn Gould is perhaps one of the most discussed pianists of the 20th century. Known primarily for his recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations, here he tackles Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Berg in a tour de force performance of epic brio. Seated, no doubt, in his trusty chair and swaying along with the music, Gould is joined by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2, while on the second disc he goes it alone, performing piano sonatas by Haydn, Beethoven and Berg (49, 31 and 1, respectively).