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Re: [F_minor] alchemy or pianism ?

The last question "but is it as impressive as the same thing done in public ?" reminds me of the Bible verse where Philip asks Jesus :"Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us" and Jesus replied, "Have I been so long time with you, and yet has thou not known me, Philip?"
Have you listened to Glenn Gould recordings and seen him perform "live" (VHS, DVDs, etc.)so long, that you don't know the answer to that question?
In a message dated 10/03/09 13:09:42 Central Daylight Time, mmacelletti@sbcglobal.net writes:
after watching b.m. 's dvd about gould the alchemist, a rather worrisome thought occured to me. sure the gould recital canon , albeit limited, was very well done in concert .but with his vast recording repertoire, was it an art of pianism,  or an art of clever splicing and control of the situation. - in an atmosphere where any daredevil effort could be attempted with total impunity. granted, it is still very enjoyable. but is it as impressive as the same thing done in public ?