[f_minor] Gould demolishes and recreates Beethoven's "Appassionata"

f h boyboy_8 at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 31 11:15:50 EDT 2011

Thanks for that link. I may have heard this one before.  I have had no luck finding any uploaded 3'rd mvt of the Appassionata by Gould.  The 1'st and 2'nd movements were shocking to me and I'm pretty used to exaggerated GG.  These sounded like his Mozart with deliberately outrageous tempos, designed to get people screaming at the cd machine.  


--- On Sun, 7/31/11, Kpapademas at aol.com <Kpapademas at aol.com> wrote:

From: Kpapademas at aol.com <Kpapademas at aol.com>
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Gould demolishes and recreates Beethoven's "Appassionata"
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Received: Sunday, July 31, 2011, 2:45 AM


And Fred, try this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EUSlM0IXhU&feature=related
for more Gouldian Beethoven. 

In a message dated 7/30/2011 4:09:46 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 
boyboy_8 at yahoo.com writes:


        must admit that I did not realize till just now that I had never heard 
        GG play this Beethoven.  I am struck totally dumb by his 
        interpretation. He has thrown out almost all the time scale markings 
        that Beethoven himself would have published and has completed recreated 
        a different piece.  

I am just amazed at what has 
        emerged.  I am just listening to the 1'st movement now as I type 
        this.....as usual GG has shown us completely different textures that are 
        buried in the overly familiar music.  He certainly did break almost 
        every rule of interpretive conduct in this recording.  I will have 
        to listen to more and contemplate what the heck GG had in mind.  
        Amazing recording...shocking really.




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