Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
When a master of the piano plays Beethoven, it can seem like you are hearing various concertos for the first time. This is the type of beautiful experience you'll have when you listen to Glenn Gould play several of Beethoven's most famous pieces. Sit back and enjoy hearing Gould play such pieces as Bagatelle Opus 26, No. 3, F major Variations, Opus 34, and Piano Concerto No. 5. Though the sound is mono, the quality is acceptable. Gould is backed by the prestigious Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Karel Ancerl. Though no longer living, Gould remains a highly celebrated pianist. His popularity extends far beyond his native country of Canada.