Beethoven – Emperor Concerto - Glenn Gould - Leopold Stokowski – 1966 Classical LP
Beethoven - Glenn Gould - Leopold Stokowski - The American Symphony Orchestra – Emperor Concerto
Columbia Masterworks – MS 6888
Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Record VG++ clean
Cover VG+VG++ slight cornerwear
Emperor Concerto No. 5 In E-Flat Major For Piano & Orchestra, Op. 73
A Allegro 21:58
B Adagio Un Poco Mosso; Rondo: Allegro Ma Non Tanto 20:34
Distributed By – Columbia Records of Canada, Ltd.
To a certain extent they each do their own thing in the first movement, which in places in their hands has an almost rhapsodic quality. Gould responds to Stokowski's quite splendid opening chords, for instance, in an almost improvisatory way, treating the solo part almost like a kind of opening cadenza. This divergence continues through much of the movement with Stokowski pressing on and Gould sometimes choosing to linger. Stokowski brings out much detail in the orchestra that is not always heard to full effect and, as always with him, the playing is often very illuminating and exciting. The slow movement is played very beautifully..
Gould and Stokowski were not merely different; they were unique and we shall never hear anyone remotely like them again
A fascinating, stimulating and challenging performance to place in a collection .
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