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michael macelletti mmacelletti at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 13 16:21:40 EDT 2010

could you tell us about the gg concert ? 

From: "RubatoM at aol.com" <RubatoM at aol.com>
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Sent: Tue, July 13, 2010 2:04:13 PM
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Facebook


I'd like to offer another subject of conversation.   It would be interesting to 
know what members are playing and what technical issues seem important to the 
pianists in the group.   I am a private musician and rarely play for others, so 
I have few people with whom I can talk about practice.   Right now I am working 
on the fugue section of Beethoven's 31st Sonata.   It is so beautiful, but 
tricky to feel out the theme.   GG does it very well, not quite as brilliantly 
as V. Ashkenazy.   It is quite a challenge to do all the tricky things that keep 
the long crescendo going and keep the theme line clear. I prefer to play it at a 
slower speed that either of these two masters.  

If I had unlimited funds and no other family responsibilties, I'd spend my lfe 
traveling around to hear live performances.   I have been fortunate to have 
heard Glenn Gould, V. Ashkenazy, Arthur Rubinstein, Arnaldo Cohen, Claudio 
Aarrau, and my own teacher, Yehuda Guttman.   Mr. Guttman still gives private 
concerts in his own home in Key West.   If any of you members are ever there, be 
sure to call him to see if a concert is scheduled.  

Best regards,
Anita Thompson-Monroe
RubatoM at aol 
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