[f_minor] cheer up
fred.houpt at rbc.com
Wed Sep 1 09:49:56 EDT 2010
Agreed. By the way, last week, one evening, I listened to all of "The idea of the North" on my computer. It was wonderful.
From: f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org [mailto:f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org] On Behalf Of Jörgen Lundmark
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 9:46 AM
To: Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.
Cc: gail paynter
Subject: Re: [f_minor] cheer up
I have a feeling you're jesting, Michael. If not, to call all the works by Prokofiev, Boulez, Godowsky and Sorabji garbage is not very helpful and certainly not true. I hope that this is not the old case of equating simple with good and complicated with bad. Gould certainly didn't do that. It's all a question of being able to make the music speak and not make it into technical excercises. But even the showing off can be fun
-- GG certainly knew that! Sad to say I can't play any really difficult work, but that doesn't mean I can't take pleasure in listening to them.
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