Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations is released

April 30, 2017

Glenn Gould in rehearsal

Glenn Gould in rehearsal, 1974, Walter Curtin. Library and Archives Canada, Walter Curtin fonds, e011065998


In January 1956, Columbia Masterworks released Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations performed by Canadian concert pianist Glenn Gould. The work brought Gould’s talents to an international stage, and cemented his reputation as a skilled classical pianist. His recordings still remain popular, long after his death in 1982. Gould’s Goldberg Variations went gold in 1984 and platinum in 1992. He was a man of many talents: a composer, conductor, broadcaster, writer and organist.

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