Sony's key classical catalog hit of last year wasn't produced by Sony Classical but rather Sony Legacy, the division responsible for state-of-the-art reissues of Robert Johnson, Miles Davis, Billie Ho

Sony's key classical catalog hit of last year wasn't produced by Sony Classical but rather Sony Legacy, the division responsible for state-of-the-art reissues of Robert Johnson, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and other hallowed names from the Columbia vaults. Another of those great names is Glenn Gould, and Legacy's beautifully remastered three-CD set, "A State of Wonder"—which paired the pianist's two iconic studio recordings of Bach's "Goldberg Variations" with an interview disc—gave him the sort of star treatment usually reserved for pop artists. ". . . And Serenity" completes the phrase of the previous title with a single-disc compilation of poetic pieces ranging from Bach and Brahms to Scriabin and Sibelius. It's too bad that room wasn't found for Gould's favorite composer, Orlando Gibbons, but otherwise, this anthology does justice to another side of Gould's timeless artistry. Let's hope Legacy has full access to Sony's classical archive.—BB