[f_minor] Happy New Year

Pat pzumst at bluewin.ch
Sat Dec 31 11:07:00 PST 2011

Hi all

Mary, I love your sense of humour ! Bit of satire will not do us any harm I reckon, so right you are.

I would love to like Richter’s WTC but there is an enormous amout of  delibarate reverb on the recording I have which makes it difficult to listen to. 

Yet if I should ever get the hang of “romantic” piano music like Schuman etc. Richter might be a good choice I assume. Dare I say Horowitz ? Rubinstein ?

Speaking of Richter:

So, what will 2012 bring ? All the best for you and yours of course ! 

In terms of GG this will be annus mirabilis.

There will be endless amounts of Feuilleton article writers toppling over themselves writing about GG without having a plan but a keen sense of False Fabricated Haigiography of Our St. Glenn of Uptergrove. There will be biographies, documentaries, special radio events, luncheons etc. etc. also based on the Haiography Hype and I will bet the GGF has summet planned for September. Maybe the CBC and CBS Sony will have a look into the ice box, who knows ? Qui vivra, verra !

best for 2012


From: Anita Monroe 
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 5:24 PM
To: Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. 
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Happy New Year

Hi Mary,  Happy New Year to you.  I used to know the names of the two blondes - one who was leaving her secrets intact and the other with the pill box hat.  Now those names have fallen into the part of my brain known as "useless info".  Dylan was here in Clemson last year.  He is looking bad, probably has forgotten those two names too.  I kept wishing that I could take him home for a nice beef stew.  He looked so hungry and ill-kept. 

Lately (in addition to steering the tricky currents of the holiday visitors) I have been listening to S. Richter, the Russian.  He is REALLY Russian though, just had a Russian mother, German father.  When WWII came along, his father was accused of being a Russian spy and executed.  This story has a deep interest for me since one of my family lines IS Richter.  That family was part of a small group of German families who came Virginia by invitation of its governor to show the other colonists how to mine and process Iron ore.  The Richters were miners, smiths, clock makers, and farmers. It didn't take long for them to leave the employ of the governor and move up the Rappahanock River to establish their own town.  Since I'm an amateur historian, I love reading about this stuff as well as listening to music.  

By the way, there is a small town near Clemson called Walhalla.  It was founded by a group of German Lutherans and is still full of people of German descent.  They have a beautiful little Lutheran church.


On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 11:05 PM, maryellen jensen <maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com> wrote:

  So pillory me but the winner of the GG prize was Leonard Cohen who must have loved this:


  yes yes yes, drag out those vowels as long as you can it's too brilliant and the of course this:


  Sorry if you're offended, I just had to do it.

  please close the garage door.




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