[f_minor] String Quartet

James Wright gzarlino at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 28 06:23:05 EDT 2011

Gould wrote only one String Quartet, his 33-minute-long one movement Opus 1, a recent recording of which can be ordered or downloaded from the following URL: http://www.atmaclassique.com/en/albums/albuminfo.aspx?albumid=1362 .  If you listen to the full quartet, you will have your answer.
This Youtube recording seems to be complete (I assume that its mounting on Youtube has been authorized by the Alcan Quartet): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBuPbeDxaHU 
The other is a fugal excerpt of the Quartet, used in François Girard's film Thirty-two Short Films about Glenn Gould: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI_iy09RFZg
See also Laurence Vittes' interesting 2-page article (be sure to read both pages, though it appears to end at the bottom of page 1):
"Glenn Gould's Solitary String Quartet: Is It a Masterpiece or an Unruly Child? 55 years after its premiere, the jury is still out . . ." Strings, 2010.
Or Robin Elliott's:
"'So You Want to Write a String Quartet?': Glenn Gould's Opus 1," Glenn Gould Magazine, Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 1997.

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Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:33:47 -0400
From: slynnwright83 at gmail.com
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Subject: Re: [f_minor] String Quartet

I cannot believe that no one here knows the answer. :/
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy
On Oct 26, 2011 2:30 AM, "Benoit Giros" <bgiros at gmail.com> wrote:

That's the same, I think...

2011/10/26 Stephanie Wright <slynnwright83 at gmail.com>

So, did Glenn compose two different String Quartets or are these two different movements? 





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