[f_minor] Can this be right?

Kpapademas at aol.com Kpapademas at aol.com
Thu Feb 24 16:12:44 EST 2011

Hi Pat and all - 
I have an article on GG (sorry, right now I can't find it amidst my  chaos) 
that states (and I roughly quote): "Glenn Gould plays the piano as  he damn 
well pleases!" And because he took advantage of recording technology to  
create his concept of a musical piece through his performance - and to reach  
perfection, we still see "criticism."  He did it his way and I am glad  he 
did, every time I listen to his playing,whether it the music was recorded in  
a studio, or whether the music was created in one of Gould's "live 
recordings".  I think this is what attracts all of us to Glenn Gould.  
In a message dated 2/24/2011 1:39:36 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
pzumst at bluewin.ch writes:

G’day  f_minor

GG-bashing is still en vogue I see...

While I do agree  that benzies and Queen Valium had an effect on his 
and choice of  repertoire this article is too objective. I accuse the 
of being  biased and not having properly studied the subject.

The claim that the  low chair and all that deprived him of playing romantic 
music is nonsense  since GG was not interested in romantic repertoire at 
It is therefore  unfair to compare him to Pogorelich, mainly because GG was 
not in need of  winning over listeners. He did his thing and basically didn’
care. Of  course he would have bigger audiences had he recorded that 
schmus. But he didn’t because he had his own agenda. I prefer this kind of  
artistic approach. GG wasn't doing this gig for the money, whereas I got  
doubts on other classical artists.

Once you realize that you  don't have to please everybody all the time 
working as a musician gives  you more freedom to do what you want and not 
please crowds and critics  with an unth recording of, say, Chopin 
That is what made GG  different from his contemporaries and if the writer 
failed to  recognize that, well, sorry, mate. Blame that unqualified 
on the  Valium.

So GG was worried or desperate, eh ? And thought that he could  satisfy his 
audiences with spliced tape trickery ? Well, then show me a  recording 
where they don’t use Ableton or LogicPro and I show you  an honest 
politician. GG did what he wanted to do without the pressure of  an 
or exactly this sort of critics who still write nonsense about  a man who 
been dead since 1982. And not that I want to encourage him  he didn’t say 
word about that movie he claims to have  seen...

Am I rambling or has this journalist reached his goal by  winding me up ?


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- 
From:  Timothy Conway
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2011 7:57 AM
To: Discussion of  the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.
Subject: [f_minor] Can this be  right?

Hello All,

Go to  
for something that may make your hair curl.

--  Tim
Geraldton, WA,  Oz

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