[f_minor] GG gets another Grammy

Anita Monroe rubatoatm at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 09:10:32 MST 2012


My piano teacher, Yehuda Guttman, was working at Juilliard when GG was
making his first recordings.  At that time, GG was appreciated by many, but
not by the players in the ruling style of the day.  Most of them were in
the "Romantic Style", and their model was Horowitz.  GG was considered an
oddity, and even his Bach was thought of as "bizarre".  I was stunned when
I learned this.  I remember reading a quote from Richter after GG's trip to
Russia and his immediate adoration by the public.  "I could play like that
if I wanted to practice all the time," Richter said.

I was quite young when his recordings were first issued.  My original
teacher who loved Bach more than any other composer, told me about
him and I bought everything that showed up in our local record store.
 Fortunately for me, I had a nice bank account made of baby-sitting money,
so I started my record/tape/CD collection very early.


On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 5:32 AM, Pat <pzumst at bluewin.ch> wrote:

>   Dear all
> I would like to point out that I did not find this and have to thank
> someone else for this link:
> http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/press-release/glenn-gould-charlie-haden-lightnin-hopkins-carole-king-patti-page-ra
> Reckon he is in good company there with the late and lamented Ravi Shankar
> and The Temptations (Patti Page ? *shudder*). Of course this comes in a bit
> late but as you all know that famous saying in hungarian from Mrs Marta
> Hortovany, better late than never !
> Pat
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