Beethoven Concerto No. 4 In G Major - Gould - Bernstein - New York Philharmonic on 180g LP
180g Audiophile Vinyl Pressing from Impex Records
All-Analog Mastering by Kevin Gray!
So much has been said and written about Glenn Gould's
Bach recordings that some classical music listeners may have overlooked his fabulous renditions of the Beethoven
piano concertos. However, Impex Records
is hoping to change this. Hearing Gould's
magnificent pianism, along with the inspired conducting of Leonard Bernstein
, recorded in the vast acoustical space of the Manhattan Center, they are certain you will find that Gould's Beethoven concertos
have a rightful place alongside his celebrated Goldberg Variations
With so many workaday renditions of the Beethoven concertos
, audiophiles rightly tend to look for inspired performances; and every recording by Glenn Gould
is certainly inspired. Gould is often erratic, but he was also daring, constantly exploring. His lyrical ebb-and-flow reading shines a new light on this well-loved work. A clash of two classical recording titans leaves a seminal reading of this grand Beethoven
composition in its wake!
With all-analog mastering by Kevin Gray
usual attention to detail on all facets of production, this new 180g pressing
is sure to make Gould
triumph here a favorite of audiophiles everywhere!
"Today, Impex brings us a vinyl remaster as fresh, clear, and full-bodied as the day it was captured in 1961. Kevin Gray’s all-analog remaster of this six-eye gem turns a perfect triple Lutz into a quadruple Axel. Gray does not try to make an audiophile diva from an already fine recording, and the quiet, tick-free 180-gram vinyl really sticks the landing. If your collection is missing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, it lacks an essential piece of classical music. If it lacks Glenn Gould’s version, you are missing a quintessential performance." - Tim Acreamann, The Audio Beat, December 2012
Beethoven Concerto No. 4 In G Major - Gould - Bernstein - New York Philharmonic Track Listing:
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
3. Rondo: Vivace