Glenn Gould’s Bach recordings are legendary, but many may not realize just how fabulous his Beethoven piano concerto recordings are. We at Impex are hoping to change this. Unlike the showy fifth, Beethoven’s fourth is a more personal work, requiring inspiring interpretation. No recording by Glenn Gould is uninspired. Much like his companion on this recording, Leonard Bernstein, Gould is often erratic, but never boring, and his Beethoven Fourth shines a fresh light on this favorite composition. The new Impex 180-gram pressing will make it a favorite of audiophiles.
‘‘With digital [music formats] you can fast-forward and skip it with a mouse and click it off. You’re not reverential toward the music.
With vinyl, there’s an inherent romance to it. When you put the needle down, you feel connected.’’
as told to Entertainment Weekly, 2011