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Glenn Gould - A State Of Wonder • The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981

Glenn Gould - A State Of Wonder • The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981
Performer: Glenn Gould
Title: A State Of Wonder • The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981
Country: US
Style:Baroque, Dialogue
Released: 2002
Catalog number: S3K 87703
Label: Sony Classical, Legacy
MP3 album szie: 2272 mb
FLAC album size: 1827 mb


1Variation 292:10
2Variation 18. Canon On The Sixth1:03
3Variation 50:37
4Variation 27. Canon On The Ninth1:39
5Variation 10. Fughetta1:04
6Variation 30. Quodlibet1:28
7Variation 12. Canon On The Fourth2:17
8Variation 24. Canon On The Octave2:32
9Variation 15. Canon On The Fifth4:19
10Variation 230:58
11Variation 9. Canon On The Third0:59
12Variation 12. Canon On The Fourth1:38
13Variation 30. Quodlibet1:44
14Variation 51:25
15Variation 256:03
16Variation 201:52
17Variation 132:38
18Variation 142:06
19Variation 231:56
20Variation 6. Canon On The Second0:40
21Variation 80:54
22Variation 260:52
23 Bonus Disc
24Variation 9. Canon On The Third2:12
25Variation 81:52
26Variation 71:47
27Variation 200:50
28Studio Outtakes From The 1955 Goldberg Variations Recording Session12:32
29Variation 191:29
30Variation 18. Canon On The Sixth1:24
31Variation 41:07
32Variation 27. Canon On The Ninth1:21
33Variation 257:24
34Variation 261:58
35Variation 40:50
36Variation 141:04
37Variation 22. Alla Breve1:03
38Variation 3. Canon On The Unison1:57
39Variation 11:10
40Variation 282:11
41Variation 11:51
42Variation 221:29
43Variation 20:49
44Variation 21:36
45Variation 170:54
46Glenn Gould Discusses His Performances Of The Goldberg Variations With Tim Page
Voice – Glenn Gould, Tim Page
47Variation 16. Overture2:44
48 1981 Recording
49Variation 24. Canon On The Octave1:42
50Variation 71:16
52Variation 111:47
53Variation 3. Canon On The Unison1:31
54Variation 191:03
55Variation 110:54
56Variation 15. Canon On The Fifth5:00
57 1955 Recording
58Variation 16. Overture1:38
59Variation 171:41
60Variation 134:59
62Variation 21. Canon On The Seventh2:13
63Variation 291:02
64Aria Da Capo2:20
65Variation 10. Fughetta1:33
66Variation 281:03
67Aria Da Capo3:45
68Variation 21. Canon On The Seventh2:45
69Variation 6. Canon On The Second1:25


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SM3K 87703Glenn Gould A State Of Wonder • The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981 ‎(3xCD, Comp, RM)Sony Classical, LegacySM3K 87703Europe2002
AS3K 87703Johann Sebastian Bach, Glenn Gould Johann Sebastian Bach, Glenn Gould - The Complete Goldberg Variations (1955 & 1981) : A State Of Wonder ‎(3xCD, Comp, Promo, RM)Sony Classical, LegacyAS3K 87703USA & CanadaUnknown
S3K 87703Glenn Gould A State Of Wonder • The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981 ‎(3xCD, Comp, Promo, RM)Sony Classical, LegacyS3K 87703US2002
88725411822, 88725411822-1, 88725411822-2Johann Sebastian Bach, Glenn Gould Johann Sebastian Bach, Glenn Gould - Glenn Gould Plays Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 - The Historic 1955 Debut Recording / The 1981 Digital Recording ‎(2xCD, Comp, RE)Sony Classical, Sony Classical, Sony Classical88725411822, 88725411822-1, 88725411822-2Europe2012
noneBach, Glenn Gould Bach, Glenn Gould - Goldberg Variations (The 1955 & 1981 Recordings) ‎(64xFile, FLAC, Comp, RE, RM, 24-)Sony Classicalnone2015


  • Co-producerGlenn Gould (tracks: 2-01 to 2-32), Samuel H. Carter (tracks: 2-01 to 2-32)
  • Composed ByJohann Sebastian Bach
  • EngineerAndreas K. Meyer
  • Liner NotesGlenn Gould, Louise De La Fuente, Tim Page
  • Photography ByDan Weiner , Don Hunstein, Gaby, Gordon W. Powley, Paul Rockett, Robert Ragsdale, W. Eugene Smith
  • PianoGlenn Gould
  • ProducerHoward H. Scott (tracks: 1-01 to 1-32, 3-02)
  • Reissue ProducerLouise De La Fuente


Tracks 1-01 to 1-32, 3-02 recorded 10, 14-16/6/1955 Columbia 30th Street Studio, NY.
Tracks 2-01 to 2-32 recorded 22-25/4 & 15, 19, 29/5/1981 Columbia 30th Street Studio, NY remastered from original analogue tapes.
Track 3-01 recorded 22/8/1982 Toronto.
Ⓟ & © 2002 Sony Classical Entertainment Inc.


  • Barcode: 6 9699-87703-2 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): DIDP-108894 2
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L323
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 50D1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): DIDP-108895 3
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI L323
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 507F
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3): DIDP-108896 11
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 3): IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code (Disc3): IFPI 50D1


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Short intro

Bach: The Goldberg Variations is the 1955 debut album of Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould. An interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations BWV 988, the work launched Gould's career as a renowned international pianist, and became one of the most well-known piano recordings. Sales were astonishing for a classical album: it was reported to have sold 40,000 copies by 1960, and had sold more than 100,000 by the time of Gould's death in 1982. In 1981, a year before his death. The career of the singular and idiosyncratic pianist Glenn Gould is probably best defined by his two recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations. The first, his major-label debut recorded in 1955, was Gould's breakthrough. A brashly virtuosic performance, it blew the doors off the established notions of playing Bach and catapulted the pianist into superstardom. Glenn Gould's recording debut in 1955 of Bach's Goldberg Variations took the world by storm. His decidedly un-Romantic view, absolute technical skill, startling lucidity, and right-on rhythmic changes, combined with his eccentricities-audible humming, sometimes outrageously fast tempi-made him an instantly legendary pianist and elucidated Bach's music in a whole new way. Gould's final recording, 26 years later, was also of the Goldbergs. It's a more relaxed, sometimes much slower, more inward reading although still very much his own, complete with oddly ferocious a. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Var. Glenn Gould A re-performance by Zenph Studios. Goldberg Variations Complete J. Bach: Complete Partitas. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 12 Canone alla Quarta - 1981 Version. Love this track. Set track as current obsession. Get track. Glenn Gould discusses his performances of the Goldberg Variations with Tim Page. Spoken Word. item 1 Glenn Gould - Complete Goldberg Variations: A State of Wonder -Glenn Gould - Complete Goldberg Variations: A State of Wonder. Free postage. item 2 State of Wonder:Comp Goldberg by Gould,Glenn CD condition good -State of Wonder:Comp Goldberg by Gould,Glenn CD condition good. item 3 Glenn Gould, Bach - Complete Goldberg Variation. item 7 GLENN GOULD, BACH: COMPLETE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS: A STATE OF WONDER CD. glenn gould, bach: complete goldberg variations: a state of wonder CD. Included is some very classy packaging tri fold with a pamphlet, three disc set. Click on the pic below and read up on Glenn Gould, a very interesting guy. How awesome is that. This album has an average beat per minute of 118 BPM slowestfastest tempos: 52186 BPM. Album starts at 130BPM, ends at 112BPM -18, with tempos within the 52-186BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing. Tracklist A State of Wonder: The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981. Glenn Gould in Moscow. The Goldberg Variations 1955 Performance: Zenph Re-Performance. The Art of the Fugue. Glenn Gould Plays His Own Transcriptions of Wagner Orchestral Showpieces