boyboy_8 at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 2 16:29:57 EDT 2011
This is a much younger GG playing the same piece at a much slower pace.
--- On Thu, 9/29/11, Jörgen Lundmark <jorgen.lundmark at sundsvall.nu> wrote:
From: Jörgen Lundmark <jorgen.lundmark at sundsvall.nu>
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Prokofiev
To: "Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould." <f_minor at glenngould.org>
Cc: "f h" <boyboy_8 at yahoo.com>
Received: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 4:44 PM
The link you sent were not Gould playing Prokofiev, but I guess you
are referring to his playing of the second of the Visions Fugitives,
The performance is part of one of the "Musicamera" programs in the
It's either that or his playing of the 7th sonata (one complete
TV-performance and another one of the first movement, but I can only
find the early one on Youtube):
or the earlier recording of the violin/piano arrangement from
"Cinderella". I know of no other Gould recording of Prokofiev's
Generally speaking it's very clearly defined, as always with Gould,
and with an exiting rhythmic energy (the sonata). He doesn't have
the intensity or power of Sviatoslav Richter -- my favourite in late
Prokofiev sonatas -- but those are (don't forget his studio
recording of the sonata) excellent and as always with Gould very
Both TV-performances of the Prokofiev are also part of the new box.
If you are referring to the Visions Fugitives it's a very slow and
very Scriabinesque version of this piece. I like it all the same.
my brother sent me a Youtube link a few days ago, which I
just listened to now. This is completely new to me:
GG playing the Russian "hammer" (I just made that up)
Prokofiev. I don't know what to make of the piece as I am
not familiar with it, but the playing was quite
admirable. Anyone know this piece well or have comments
about GG's playing?
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