Russell Oberlin - Bach Cantata BWV 54

The Glenn Gould Collection, vol. V - The conductor
Glenn Gould, Russell Oberlin & others
Sony SHV 48 408 [Video-VHS]


    Glenn Gould as...
  1. Sir Nigel Twitt-Thornwaite
    Commentary by Bruno Monsaingeon
    Introduction to Bach Cantata by Glenn Gould

  2. Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata "Widerstehe doch der Sünde", BWV 54
  3. Aria

  4. Glenn Gould & Ludwig van Beethoven
  5. Glenn Gould about wawa
  6. Symphony no. 6, "Pastoral" (Piano transc. Franz Liszt) - excerpts

  7. Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert, BWV 1050
  8. Allegro

Playing time: 49' 14"

[1] Glenn Gould (speaker), Bruno Monsaingeon (speaker)
[2] Russell Oberlin (countertenor), Glenn Gould (conductor, harpsipiano)
[3]-[4] Glenn Gould
[5] Julius Baker (flute), Oscar Shumsky (violin), Glenn Gould (conductor, harpsipiano)

Recording site and date:
unknown [1961-1977]; for [2], it is stated 1961 by Bruno Monsaingeon.

Other releases:
Due to the lack of information on this Video, it impossible to ascertain the precise origin of each pieces; the cantata recording may be the same as the one appearing on the CD Music And Arts 654 Johann Sebastian Bach

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):

This video is also available as a laser disc (and includes vol. VI of the collection); the only one commercialy available video showing Russell Oberlin. Impressive.

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Pierre-F. Roberge