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Reinventing Bach (Part 2)

Part Two of a lengthy book review/summary.  Part One is here. A few more figures Paul Elie’s Reinventing Bach introduced me to (again, interspersed with youtube videos)… (well, it wasn’t really an introduction but) Glenn Gould (1932-1982): Elie convincingly reads Gould’s work as that … Continue reading

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Reinventing Bach (Part 1)

Now for something hopefully less controversial. Part 1 of a lengthy review – Part 2 is here. I’ve been making my way through Paul Elie’s Reinventing Bach for the better part of the summer.  It’s 500+ pages long, which initially felt … Continue reading

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Gould Recordings 16-26 – Bach, Beethoven, Beethoven/Liszt, Schoenberg

You could call these recordings Gould’s “later early period” maybe, running from 1962-1967.  I’ll try to stick to one paragraph per recording.  Once again, I was able to find everything on Spotify.  If you follow me there you can get … Continue reading

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Gould Recordings 4-9 and an Interview

I’ll talk about the interview first.  It’s called “At Home with Glenn Gould” and is in 9 8-minute segments on YouTube if you want to listen.  It’s from the late 50’s, and shed a lot of light on my experiences … Continue reading

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Two Concertos (Concerti?)

The third major-release record Gould recorded again pairs Bach and Beethoven.  Gould selected Beethoven’s 2nd, in B Flat Major, and Bach’s D Minor Concerto.  They’re both three-movement concertos, following the common three-movement tempo pattern of medium-slow-fast.  Gould was often quoted … Continue reading

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Gould’s First Two Columbia Recordings – Bach and Beethoven

It’s surprising how different these two recordings are – Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Beethoven’s 30th-32nd sonatas.  They both bear the mark on the same performer, and though I still don’t know that I’m qualified to say things like “this performer’s … Continue reading

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