[f_minor] Fw: Gould's Remarkable Haydn

michael macelletti mmacelletti at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 1 13:33:13 EDT 2010

just a forward from a friend. 

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Subject: RE: [f_minor] Gould's Remarkable Haydn

 I wonder why she chose that poem? More appropriate would perhaps have been A 
I made my song a coat
Covered with embroideries
Out of old mythologies
>From heel to throat;
But the fools caught it,
Wore it in the world.s eyes
As though they'd wrought it.
Song,let them take it,
For there's more enterprise
In walking naked.


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From: maryellen jensen <maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com>
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Sent: Fri, July 30, 2010 5:36:53 PM
Subject: [f_minor] Gould's Remarkable Haydn

 Don't know where you live but where I live a steaming heatwave has come to an 
end and though the days are bright there's that long shadow of August light and 
a certain smoky perfume in the evening air already. Magical stuff, Yeats even:
by: W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

HIS night has been so strange                       that it seemed 
As if the hair stood up on my head. 
>From going-down of the sun I have dreamed 
That women laughing, or timid or wild, 
In rustle of lace or silken stuff, 
Climbed up my creaking stair. They had read 
All I had rhymed of that monstrous thing 
Returned and yet unrequited love. 
They stood in the door and stood between 
My great wood lectern and the fire 
Till I could hear their hearts beating: 
One is a harlot, and one a child 
That never looked upon man with desire, 
And one, it may be, a queen. 

End of summer indeed. So what's all this Yeats in aid of? Simply that I cannot 
find Gould's 1980-81 recording of Haydn's Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI: 49 
in its entirety on youtube without some very weird 'connections' attached. I 
have the recording on lp and cd but what is flummoxing is the "vampire" 
connection on the youtube lists. So is this what ancient and classical music has 
come down to? Cannibals and vampires, bullies, psycho killers, fetischists, 
rapists and snobs? 

Mary Jensen
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