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Glenn Gould and glenn gould on Beethoven

…you… have clearly developed a resentment pattern in relation to those tunes… You resent the fact that… those motives … can be sung, whistled, or toe-tapped by anyone–any laymen. — “Glenn Gould Interviews Himself about Beethoven” Gould slips this admittedly elitist … Continue reading

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Glenn Gould’s Beethoven First and Second Piano Concertos

Of all the first 30 or so recordings or so – most of which I’ve listened to in a pretty focused way, on multiple occasions – the five Beethoven piano concerto recordings have been the ones I’ve returned to most … 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 11-15 – Brahms, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Schoenberg, R. Strauss

This is a broad range of music; I’ve tried my best to devote a paragraph to each recording.  I also intend (soon) to write longer entries about Gould’s Beethoven Concertos, and also the Glenn Gould record collection I’ve started.  Once … 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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