Tags
Language
Tags

Glenn Gould - Haydn: The Last Piano Sonatas (2002)

Posted By: tirexiss
Glenn Gould - Haydn: The Last Piano Sonatas (2002)

Glenn Gould - Haydn: The Last Piano Sonatas (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:45 | 262 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 0878572000

This disc is likely to have a specialised appeal – it is not just Gould but Gould on unfamiliar territory. The disc contains Haydn's last 5 sonatas, extracted on to 1 CD from a set that has only 1 more piece in an expensive 2-disc format. If you know Gould's work you will not be surprised by anything here. He was the least 'romantic' in style of all the great virtuosi, his evenness of touch was legendary and he provides a certain amount of vocal obbligato (not something that bothers me). He uses a piano you could play Rachmaninov on and that does not bother me either – Richter, Serkin and Horowitz used similar. His approach shows at its best in the first sonata here, in D with a very long first movement, and he captures Haydn's typical unpredictability in this movement outstandingly well and gives a superb performance of the finale with marvellous pearly fingerwork. In the C major (#50) he takes the usual fast tempo in the first movement, not the slowish one taken by Serkin, and I expect that this is likely to have more general appeal, but I could never be without the wonderful imaginative touch that Serkin applies to the second theme in the first movement recapitulation, a celestial musical-box effect. In #52 in E flat the only other performance I own is an early Horowitz effort, marvellously played but too badly recorded to be recommendable. This piece again suits Gould, especially in the fast and vigorous outer movements. I would say he captures Haydn's quirkiness brilliantly, but not his humour. Humour and Gould don't seem to go together somehow. I should also say I have never heard Richter's performance of this sonata all the way through, but I have heard enough of it to think that anyone looking for an outstanding account should do just that, as I plan to do myself.
There are other and deeper sides to Haydn, and the E flat sonata #49 seems to me one of his very greatest compositions. Here I am used to Serkin at his 75th birthday concert, and that performance has for me a revelatory quality that Gould does not approach. Serkin's handling of the first-movement theme with the upward right-hand runs is a miracle of rhythmic finesse and suppleness, there is a wintry quality to the strong minor-key colouring in the minuet-finale that Serkin brings out memorably, and by comparison Gould's brisk no-nonsense approach seems to me not to rise to the stature of the work.
The last 6 sonatas were all of a projected complete set that Gould lived to do. Music-lovers unfamiliar with Gould's work would be well advised to hear the disc before committing themselves, as it is likely to divide opinion sharply. For my part, I miss him.

Glenn Gould - Haydn: The Last Piano Sonatas (2002)

Track List:

01. Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48, I. Andante con espressione [0:12:52.72]
02. Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48, II. Rondo Presto [0:03:25.36]
03. Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:49, I. Allegro [0:04:46.61]
04. Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:49, II. Adagio e cantabile [0:08:47.65]
05. Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:49, III. Finale. Tempo di minuet [0:03:42.72]
06. Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50, I. Allegro [0:05:33.03]
07. Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50, II. Adagio [0:05:33.43]
08. Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50, III. Allegro molto [0:02:32.06]
09. Sonata in D major, Hob. XVI:51, I. Andante [0:03:26.18]
10. Sonata in D major, Hob. XVI:51, II. Finale. Presto [0:02:26.50]
11. Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52, I. Allegro [0:05:17.65]
12. Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52, II. Adagio [0:07:33.73]
13. Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52, III. Finale, Presto [0:03:46.65]

Performers:
Glenn Gould - piano

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 17. April 2014, 13:53

Glenn Gould / Haydn - The Last Piano Sonatas - Glenn Gould

Used drive : TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-222BB Adapter: 2 ID: 1

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 896 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\FLAC\FLAC.EXE
Additional command line options : -8 -V -T "TITLE=%title%" -T "ARTIST=%artist%" -T "ALBUMARTIST=%albumartist%" -T "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -T "DATE=%year%" -T "TRACKNUMBER=%tracknr%" -T "TRACKTOTAL=%numtracks%" -T "GENRE=%genre%" -T "COMMENT=%comment%" -T "PERFORMER=%albuminterpret%" -T "COMPOSER=%composer%" %source% -o %dest%


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 12:52.72 | 0 | 57971
2 | 12:52.72 | 3:25.36 | 57972 | 73382
3 | 16:18.33 | 4:46.61 | 73383 | 94893
4 | 21:05.19 | 8:47.65 | 94894 | 134483
5 | 29:53.09 | 3:42.72 | 134484 | 151205
6 | 33:36.06 | 5:33.03 | 151206 | 176183
7 | 39:09.09 | 5:33.43 | 176184 | 201201
8 | 44:42.52 | 2:32.06 | 201202 | 212607
9 | 47:14.58 | 3:26.18 | 212608 | 228075
10 | 50:41.01 | 2:26.50 | 228076 | 239075
11 | 53:07.51 | 5:17.65 | 239076 | 262915
12 | 58:25.41 | 7:33.73 | 262916 | 296963
13 | 65:59.39 | 3:46.65 | 296964 | 313978


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename E:\3000\[3857] Haydn – The Last Piano Sonatas – Glenn Gould\Haydn - The Last Piano Sonatas - Glenn Gould.wav

Peak level 87.3 %
Extraction speed 7.1 X
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 973781CF
Copy CRC 973781CF
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [18C8A91E] (AR v2)
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [CCA0C73E] (AR v2)
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [673D7CC1] (AR v2)
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [172BD9C3] (AR v2)
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [A7AEE988] (AR v2)
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [AE85FFAB] (AR v2)
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [D9FA3E80] (AR v2)
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [321B2CE4] (AR v2)
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [D7BE9FB1] (AR v2)
Track 10 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [00EA7E33] (AR v2)
Track 11 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [C7F5DFE4] (AR v2)
Track 12 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [AA4FF43E] (AR v2)
Track 13 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [A163079A] (AR v2)

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

==== Log checksum 658294E92F9B66D209FA324F26070B3170CA5D49BD6BD2271E7AFFE7D6BE4543 ====

Thanks to the Original ripper (unknown)!

Welcome to my blog!

Download: