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    YouTubes Glenn Gould

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=OFuUrUWfo5Q&feature=related

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=hnEsvcbuzmE&feature=related


    Once you are there you will find other short movies too. Interesting to see him playing the most wonderful music ever......

    Raymond

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    I've always been fascinated with this man. Mumbling around as he does, priceless! When I'm entertaining on the piano I use to imitate his rolling motions and mumbling, it's all very hilarious, for myself that is None of my friends never heard of the man.

    But don't like when Bach is played on the piano, I prefer a good, old Harpsichord!
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    These are great, thanks for posting!

    This one is interesting, a recording in the studio.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Lb4A5D6u_KY&feature=related

    "OK knock it off Fred"

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    Thanks for the links, I will check them at home tonight. This is a good time to ask something though:
    I was listening to the radio a couple months back and they played the last concert Glenn Gould played before he died and I was blown away. In trying to locate this performance to buy on the net I couldn't find a damn thing, in fact it indicated that he didn't even perform at all for a large part of his later years. Anybody have any idea what I am talking about?
    There is a rather large caveat here. it may not have even been Glenn Gould but I'm very sure it was.
    If pro is the opposite of con lets look beyond this....the opposite of congress must be progress...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leaf
    These are great, thanks for posting!

    This one is interesting, a recording in the studio.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Lb4A5D6u_KY&feature=related

    "OK knock it off Fred"
    Truly a great video, thanks.

    Raymond

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    Chester,

    I don't think Gould performed publicly after the mid 60s. He did keep recording, however.

    Here's one of the last, from 1981 (he passed on in 1982), a revisit of The Goldberg Variations:

    http://www.amazon.com/State-Wonder-C...5680727&sr=8-2


    Regards,
    Darwin

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    Whenever I watch Gould, for about 1/2 an hour afterwards (even though I've been playing piano almost all my life) - I feel like I understand the piano so much more. If only it would last...!

    Great video.

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    "Those close to Gould say that, even before Cornelia, there were many groupies and a number of relationships with women, including an English piano student who tattooed the main theme from Gould's String Quartet on her back..."

    http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/249787

    I'm usually not that interested in performers, but I loved Gould from the first time I heard him. As has been said, he gave up public performance in the 60's. He preferred recording in a studio where he could make 'perfect' performances. His perfectionism plus his singing used to drive his recording engineers crazy. He also composed, did some radio work, and later in life, some conducting.

    There's no question that he was quite an original (and quite nuts).
    "An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have, but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them."

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    Well, I must be the only person to NOT like Gould.
    I've never liked his interpretations.
    And to think he's even a fellow canuck.
    Even that's not enough for me to like him.

    If you want to hear the most ridiculous performance ever recorded, try to find a recording of him playing the two Brahms intermezzi. It sounds like someone sight-reading... and sight-reading badly.

    I guess we're all allowed to have our preferences and dislikes. He's one of my dislikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qccowboy
    I guess we're all allowed to have our preferences and dislikes. He's one of my dislikes.
    Careful! Isnt that a treasonable offence in Canada?

    Thats not surprising about the Brahms, he expressed an avowed dislike for most 19th century music, middle Beethoven included. Then again, he also famously said Mozart was overrated....ah well. Just as well he could play a bit.

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