Glenn Gould Remastered - The Complete Album Collection Available September 11, 2015 on Sony Classical
The first generation of Gould's recordings were available on magnetic tape in the Columbia archives, permitting us to ensure maximum sonic authenticity by applying the high-resolution Direct Stream Digital procedure (DSD). Moreover, in one of the most lavish remastering projects of all time, the listening conditions in the studio were so elaborate that the recordings could be heard there with less distortion and greater clarity than Gould himself was accustomed to when listening to his takes.
The Glenn Gould Remastered - The Complete Album Collection box set also contains a 416-page book with complete original liner notes (many penned by Gould himself), a wealth of facsimile documents, rare photographs, full discographical information, and a newly commissioned introductory essay by Gould scholar and biographer Kevin Bazzana. Three further CDs contain interviews and spoken commentary from Gould himself.
Moreover, Glenn Gould Remastered will be released simultaneously on USB stick in 24-bit/44.1 kHz high resolution and made available for downloading on iTunes in Mastered for iTunes® format. Goulds's legendary recordings of the Goldberg Variations (1955 and 1981) will also be reissued on audiophile 180g vinyl. For the first time in its history, the 1981 version will be transferred from the newly rediscovered analogue master tape. At long last The Sound of Glenn Gould presents a selection that gathers together the very finest recordings of this great Canadian pianist.