the complete unreleased recording sessions june 1955
Glenn Gould’s complete recording sessions of Bach’s Goldberg Variations
Unreleased recording sessions audio
Coffee table book
The original album on CD and vinyl

The complete story of Glenn Gould’s iconic 1955 Goldberg Variations recording.

For the first time you can join Glenn Gould in the studio and listen to the making of one of the most famous recordings in the world!

Glenn Gould’s complete unreleased recording sessions of Bach’s Goldberg Variations

restored from the original ¼-inch analogue tapes and remastered using 24 bit / 96 kHz technology

Relive the genesis of one of the truly great moments in recording history

  • the unreleased recording sessions on 5 CDs
    (including the studio conversations between him and his producer)
  • The final album on CD and Vinyl
  • A full documentation in a 280-page illustrated coffee table book including 45 sensational newly discovered photos
  • A bonus CD: Glenn Gould discussing his “Goldberg Variations” with Tim Page
  • 90 x 60 cm (36 x 24") poster of Glenn Gould

Unreleased Recording Sessions Audio

Gould’s endeavor to record the ultimate rendition of the famous Aria finally culminated at 10 p.m. on the night of 16 June 1955, when Gould begged Howard Scott for one last take. Who could have guessed that Gould was about to record his timeless signature piece, which brought him eternal fame?

AUDIO Extract 1 “Just once more“

Glenn Gould did taxed the producer’s patience with his perfectionism until Howard Scott, sarcastically announced “Aria, Remake, Take 297”

AUDIO Extract 2 “Take 297”

Coffee Table Book

»From the moment he walked in the door and sat down to start to warm up, I knew that he would become an incredibly important person in the “good musical world”, as we used to call it. But you must understand that it only took about six bars to realize what he was able to do […] What I saw in him was that he was a stimulating genius« - Howard Scott

Read the full interview with Howard Scott, friend of Glenn Gould and producer of the 1955 Goldberg Variations in the 280-page illustrated hard-cover coffee table book.

The book features 45 sensational, newly discovered photos from the recording sessions, the complete musical score, several essays and an extensive documentation – including facsimiles of more than 20 archival documents detailing how an analogue vinyl LP was recorded in the mid-1950s.

The original album:
The Goldberg Variations

The final album on both CD and heavyweight 180g vinyl

Also available
Glenn Gould
The Goldberg Variations (1955)
Remastered Edition on CD