For Glenn Gould

Stewart Goodyear

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Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear celebrates Glenn Gould’s 1952 Montreal debut performance on this album. Goodyear has always been motivated by Gould’s incredible musical legacy and finally has been able to compile a recording that truly shows his gratitude.

“It was the year Glenn Gould died when I first heard his legendary name. It was his Bach that introduced me to his playing. His sound struck me immediately…a sound that was compelling and uncompromising. It was not designed to speak words of mere prettiness, but of an individual truth.

Was Gould cerebral or emotional? One heard in his interpretations a mind passionately fierce in its convictions. His concert programs were striking. To the concertgoer used to seeing a program of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt, Gould’s programs of Gibbons, Sweelinck, Bach, Webern, and Berg must have seemed daunting on paper.

I had the great honour of performing that exact program, the same program with which Gould presented his US debut at the
Phillips Collection, and his debut at the Ladies Morning Music Club in Montreal. Never before had a concert program made so much sense to me. I hope the audience would say the same…I know my spirits were lifted playing this program.

My favorite recording of Glenn Gould is his album of Brahms’ Intermezzi. I felt, through that recording, that I got closer to understanding who Gould was as an artist. In the composers discussed before, I heard Gould the passionate theorist, dancer, and singer. In Brahms, I finally heard Gould, the salon artist, the homebody cozying up in his summer home in Lake Simcoe.

My decision to record Glenn Gould’s program came right after performing it in Montreal. While paying homage to one of the great
Canadian legends, I was being transported to childhood memories of growing up in Toronto, Gould’s home town, studying at the Royal Conservatory, Gould’s home alma mater, and being an artist from Canada, Gould’s country.”

—Stewart Goodyear

Tracklist

1.
Pavan & Galliard - Lord Salisbury
06:06
2.
Fantasia in D Major
07:36
3.
3-Part Inventions - No. 7 in E Minor, BWV 793
02:07
4.
3-Part Inventions - No. 8 in F Major, BWV 794
01:05
5.
3-Part Inventions - No. 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 800
01:49
6.
3-Part Inventions - No. 11 in G Minor, BWV 797
02:18
7.
3-Part Inventions - No. 4 in D Minor, BWV 790
01:45
8.
Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - I. Praeambulum
02:23
9.
Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - II. Allemande
03:31
10.
Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - III. Corrente
01:32
11.
Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - IV. Sarabande
03:34
12.
Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - V. Tempo di minuetto
02:09
13.
Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - VI. Passepied
01:35
14.
Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 - VII. Gigue
02:33
15.
6 Klavierstucke, Op. 118 - No. 2, Intermezzo in A Major
05:47
16.
3 Intermezzi, Op. 117 - No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor
06:07
17.
Piano Sonata, Op. 1
10:09
18.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria
04:02

Total time: 01:06:08

Additional information

Label

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DSL92220

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Digital Converters

Horus (recording), Hapi (mastering) from Merging Technologies

Mastering Engineer

Daniel Shores

Mastering Room

Mixed and mastered on Legacy Audio speakers

Original Recording Format

Producer

Dan Merceruio

Recording Engineer

Daniel Shores

Recording location

Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia on May 15-17, 2017

Recording Software

Pyramix from Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Release Date March 23, 2018

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