Originally released in 1968 his recording of Mozart's Piano Sonata No 11 in A major has never been missing from the catalogues on vinyl or CD. The third movement is a familiar one - Alla Turca: Allegretto or more commonly known as the Turkish March - but he gives it an unfamiliar reading.
It is a typical Gould performance - slightly off-beat with his sing-along just audible in the background. He almost plays it if though at a harpsichord and unlike many pianists doesn't race through it. He reveals a delicacy in the music that I had never noticed before. I really wasn't sure if I liked it but with repeated hearings it has grown to be one of my preferred versions.
And maybe if we ever get a TV I'll place an order with Santa for that CBC set.
26 ottobre/October - San Folco Scotti di Piacenza e Pavia