Music: The BEST OF 1982: Music


Bach Goldberg Variations (CBS Masterworks). Eloquent, insightful playing from the late pianist Glenn Gould.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (Philips, 2 LPs). Bernard Haitink leads Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra in a serene, glowing performance.

Elliott Carter: The Early Music (CRI). The cerebral composer has his roots in the folksy American idiom of Ives and Copland, as this disc surprisingly shows. Elgar: Violin Concerto (Deutsche Grammophon). Itzhak Perlman triumphs in Elgar's most restrained major work.

Handel: Water Music (Erato). This buoyant, vital performance on original instruments by John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque...

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