Jun 24

Georg Friedrich Handel – Suites for Harpsichord Nos. 1-4, HWV 426-429 – Glenn Gould (1972/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 43:28 minutes | 475 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © Columbia Records

Gould’s only recording on harpsichord owed its existence to a transportation mishap suffered by his Steinway CD 318. Once again the critics’ reactions ranged from rejection to outrage. Gould himself was so satisfied with the results that he once contemplated recording Part 2 of The Art of the Fugue on this instrument—a Wittmayer harpsichord.

Tracklist:

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

Suite No. 1 in A Major, HWV 426
1  I. Prelude 02:17
2  II. Allemande 03:06
3  III. Courante 02:20
4  IV. Gigue 02:01

Suite No. 2 in F Major, HWV 427
5  I. Adagio 02:29
6  II. Allegro 01:26
7  III. Adagio 01:57
8  IV. Allegro – Fuga 01:55

Suite No. 3 in D Minor, HWV 428
9  I. Prelude. Presto 00:59
10  II. Allegro – Fugue 01:55
11  III. Allemande 02:31
12  IV. Courante 01:56
13  V. Air 03:59
14  Variation 1 00:42
15  Variation 2 00:40
16  Variation 3 00:40
17  Variation 4 00:48
18  Variation 5 00:36
19  VI. Presto 02:03

Suite No. 4 in E Minor, HWV 429
20  I. Allegro – Fugue 02:49
21  II. Allemande 01:10
22  III. Courante 01:17
23  IV. Sarabande 02:48
24  V. Gigue 01:04