February 23, 2008

The Gouldian cornucopia

How awesome is this. Sony Classics has released the complete Columbia Records catalog (and then some) of the late Canadian pianist Glenn Gould on 80 compact discs, priced at around $2.75 each. (Released in September actually; I'm a bit slow.)

Each CD comes packaged in a miniature reproduction of the original vinyl LP jacket. You can listen to Fresh Air's classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz discuss Glenn Gould, the collection itself, and play a few excerpts at this here link to NPR.

NPR's a bit slow too, I guess. This piece just aired on Wednesday.

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