[f_minor] And A Happy Birthday To Gould

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Sat Sep 25 22:09:11 EDT 2010

Hi Mary and all!
It's still September 25th in the US and Canada as I write this  email and 
so with that let us celebrate the 78th anniversary of Glenn Gould's  birthday 
- I am listening to my favorite GG album featuring Sibelius!  Anyway,  here 
is an Amazon site with his picture 
(http://www.amazon.com/Grieg-Bizet-Sibelius-Piano-Works/dp/B0000028O3)  . 
In a message dated 9/25/2010 8:46:16 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com writes:


It's already turned  Sunday 26th where I am (memo to self: must vote before 
11:00) but where a lot  of you are it's still Glenn Gould's 78th birthday.

"Guess what happened to  me today?"

Saturday evening September 25th "La Nuit des Musees", I  attended a concert 
of chamber music played on instruments from the 19th  century and a Paul 
McNulty fortepiano. After the concert I walked to my bus  stop and found a man 
waiting there with a tuba case in tow. We spoke, as one  will do, and to my 
utter astonishment it turned out that he is from Winnipeg  and plays with 
The Salvation Army Band. Well you could have knocked me over  with a feather. 
Far far away from Canada there he stood waiting for a bus - an  unwitting 
recipient of Gould's posthumous largesse (I assume he receives some  sort of 
salary). Of course I spoke to him of the Glenn Gould 50/50  "unfortunate 
people and unfortunate animals" last will and testament about  which he knew 
nothing at all. Strange that. 

I listened to Haydn  played on a fortepiano earlier this evening in a small 
room with parquet floor  and wooden ceiling (an unfortunate honey bee 
happened to be trapped inside  with us, flying from chandelier to chandelier) and 
the gorgeous perfume of  wood wax-oil in my nostrils. I'm listening to 
Gould's Haydn The Six Last  Sonatas now and there's no question that Haydn would 
have played this double  lp over and over again and would have wanted more. 
I really wish there was  more. 

We're always making plans for Glenn Gould.

Mary Jensen


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