I concur with the review previous to this one! What a joy this recording! Hindemith's overlooked piano sonatas are given entrancing readings by the High Priest of the pianist's art, Glenn Gould. Surely no modern pianist's work is more moving than that of Gould. That perfectly configured sweetness of sound, always his very own, like an intelligent narcotic -whatever he plays! With the Hindemith, he's in his element, not only meeting all the requirements, but tossing them into the harmonious air page after page, shaping music that is so true to itself, it's scary! The Third Sonata in particular is a lesson in pianism, and in heart! What abandon! Gould always plays from the inside out, there are never any supurfluous thoughts to trim; it is as pure an art as you will encounter. And what marvelous pieces, these sonatas! Hindemith to this day remains under-appreciated, certainly under-played, although a number of recent recordings seem to be addressing this - and there is such a wealth of first-rate music from which to make a renaissance. Hindemith's music never disappoints, and consistently stirs up a heady response. To my mind, there is a discernable element of joy traceable in much of his music; despite the vicissitudes of a remarkable life, the creative flow not only never diminished, but indeed deepened- the quartets are all of a sound beauty, the magnificent Requiem, the essential pieces for solo instruments, all the 'useful' music, and these piano sonatas, perfect pieces in a remarkable panorama of musical delight here perfectly played.