[f_minor] Gould Meets Haydn / Streisand

michael macelletti mmacelletti at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jul 18 18:47:12 EDT 2010

it's the old case of shock and surprise to get attention. and it worked.   don't 
get me wrong. the world will never see a talent like gg again.  never.  BUT, 
 even that talent , he needed a trick,   ( lacking something like a major 
competition win, )    to get noticed.        thus , all the wierdness.  but at 
least we got to know him because of it. 

From: Pat <pzumst at bluewin.ch>
To: Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. <f_minor at glenngould.org>
Cc: gail paynter <gmadoodat at hotmail.com>
Sent: Sun, July 18, 2010 1:36:54 PM
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Gould Meets Haydn / Streisand

Speaking of strange tastes in singers apart from Barbara The Foghorn, do we have 
any recorded reactions from Pet Clarke ?  Also utterly insignificant, but I 
reckon it must have been flattering for both of them to be mentioned by one of 
the greatest musicians in our time, even one had only been used for a satirical 

I am sure Mrs Quicksand has written an autobiography but it will rather snow in 
hell before I read that and pity all the trees in BC that had to be felled for 
that nonsense.

Personal tastes are different, but praising Barbara The Forghorn went just too 
far. Then again GG had a particular and unique taste, not just in music

Am 18.07.2010 um 16:33 schrieb michael macelletti:

frankly, what streisand has to say about gg is of utterly no significance. and 
what he could have possibly seen in her voice, which is supposedly lacking in 
the really great singers, only God knows. 
From: James Wright <gzarlino at hotmail.com>
>To: f_minor list <f_minor at glenngould.org>
>Sent: Sun, July 18, 2010 7:28:25 AM
>Subject: Re: [f_minor] Gould Meets Haydn / Streisand
>The question was not when and where GG wrote about Streisand (the High Fidelity 
>piece is well known), but rather when and where Streisand commented on Gould, in 
>James K. Wright, Ph.D.
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From: maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
>To: f_minor at glenngould.org
>Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 01:47:43 +0200
>Subject: [f_minor] Gould Meets Haydn / Streisand
>Oh what a relief that someone else gives a flying ----  about Gould's Haydn. I 
>have already begged anyone here who can get their hands on a copy of "Gould's 
>Remarkable Haydn Series" Piano Quarterly Vol. 31 no. 121 Winter 1982-83 by 
>Joseph Banowetz to please send me a photocopy. I'll pay postage...I'll send you 
>a free cd of whatever you want (within reason) in return. No, that's going too 
>far. I offer a free cd of Gerard Lesne and Ensemble Il Seminario musicale 
>recorded at Basilique Saint-Hippolyte, Thonon-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie, France, 
>April 1988 "Musique Sacree pour Contralto, Cordes et Basse Continue" in fair 
>trade for a copy of the Joseph Banowetz article. You'll just have to twig the 
>composer and the compositions. 
> People crow and crow ('cause it's facile?) that Gould rerecorded The Goldberg 
>Variations ... well hang on "just a doggone minute" (Gouldian speak); Gould 
>revisited Haydn firstwith his "slowhand" technique and I'm so glad that he did. 
>What gorgeous play he has to offer; this is really a sublime Gould who feels at 
>home with the composer. Haydn had all the moves that Gould could respect and 
>bounce off of. It sort of drives me crazy with jealousy. I have to laugh out 
>loud in pleasure and utter ... what is it exactly? Agreement? Amusement? 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfu5VDjRKmA&NR=1
>  As for what Gould had in mind for "Barbra", he laid his cards on the table: 
>fromHigh Fidelity Magazine May 1976 "Streisand As Schwarzkopf" by Glenn Gould:
>  http://barbra-archives.com/bjs_library/70s/high_fidelity_1976.html
>This is the second time I have submitted the Gould-Streisand article to F 
>Mary Jensen 
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