Canadian Pianist

October 3, 2007

Glenn Gould

Comment, David?

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2 Responses to “Canadian Pianist”

  1. renaissanceguy Says:

    I’m not David, but Glenn Gould was a superb pianist.


  2. Glenn Gould was great at the things he was good at, and horrifying at the things he was bad at. His recordings of the Beethoven piano sonatas remain unrivaled in their inappropriateness. And his recordings of the Bach English and French suites remain unrivaled in their perfection. Of course, he was never a poor technician, but sometimes his emotional affect was way out of the ballpark. Much of his Mozart is contemptuous and trivialized, for example.

    (Just my opinion, of course.)


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