[f_minor] And A Happy Birthday To Gould
Kpapademas at aol.com
Kpapademas at aol.com
Sun Sep 26 09:50:46 EDT 2010
And here is another article
- check out the picture of Glenn Gould - I have never seen this photograph!
In a message dated 9/25/2010 9:09:50 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
Kpapademas at aol.com writes:
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
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.
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