[f_minor] Not Gould but ...

Houpt, Fred fred.houpt at rbc.com
Fri May 20 09:24:31 EDT 2011

I'm listening to it right now at my computer at work.  I just clicked on
a link and my "Quick Time" opened it up in a browser and I only have
audio track....no visuals...but it's quite good.  Thanks for
this....Schiff is a very sensitive and poetic performer who also adored
Gould very much.
Fred Houpt


From: f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org
[mailto:f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org] On Behalf Of maryellen jensen
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:26 PM
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Subject: [f_minor] Not Gould but ...

Awfully quiet around here lately I must say - still catching up with
your Leonard Cohen albums? "The Future" is my favourite ... not for
nothing the GG Prize, n'est-ce pas?

Just last week I found a series of "live" lectures on Beethoven's
Sonatas given by Andras Schiff in London and I fell under the spell. Has
anyone else heard them? If so, will you please comment on them? I wept
during the second 'movement' of Opus 111, I just fell apart: it wasn't
because of Schiff's narrative, it was the music and how Schiff played
it. There is no irony intended here for those of you who might be
chuckling. No no. Sorry. I really blubbed and was relieved not to have
been among the 'publicke' in such a state although there must have been
plenty of people in the audience who found themselves wiping away tears
and suppressing sobs, if the amplitude of the belated applause accounts
for anything; applause which Schiff had already expressed was not
entirely welcome in such circumstances. Here at my little home station I
applauded as well, loud and clear, once the shock of beauty's sting had
pulled its weight of tears from my soul. Then I staggered to the window
for an eyefull of night sky.    

Unfortunately the first "three parts" of this series/link are no longer
completely active (there are just a few brief moments of music or
discourse and then silence). The 'series' begins at: "Part Four: towards
The Pastoral". I began listening at Part Eight and without ever
intending to do so I did nothing other than listen for an entire evening
(and then I blubbed and then I went outside for a walk in the night). 


Spoiler alert: Schiff plays Sonata 14 Opus 27 no. 2  as fast as ...

SOS: can anybody tutor me on how I can keep these downloads from The




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