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The Glenn Gould Reader Fascinating, if a little hard to crack in places. è una musica, in breve, che non conosce né inizio né fine, una musica senza un vero punto culminante e senza una vera risoluzione: una musica che è come gli amanti di baudelaire, mollement balancés sur l'aile / du tourbillon intelligent.glenn gould sulle goldberg finito terminato ascoltato e da rileggere e riascoltare a capitoli sparsi L'ala del turbine intelligente, scritti sulla musica Glenn Gould, Toronto, 19321982In ordine di apparizione i miei pensieri capitolo dopo capitolo:mmhhh sarà paccosissimo, raccolta di scritti di uno spocchioso asociale su temi di musica classica, con predilezione per il barocco antico Ma è da un po' che lo voglio affrontare: pronti via, si parte con la letturaah ah un'autointervista! ma parla serio o si sta a divertire? e non capisco di chi si prende gioco, di sè, dei suoi contemporaneidi me?altro che ombroso e noioso musicista, questo è una rock star del pianoforte, e quanto mai pungente, intelligente, erudito Incredibileora mi ci impegno e imparo un po di musica Spotify per ascoltare i brani citati e dizionario di musica per i termini che non conosco Ci metterò una vitadai che qualcosa ci capisco, o intuisco, o interpreto, che ne so Mi ci sto divertendoah ah l'orario ferroviario di Santa Fè in musica non me l'aspettavo proprioche dire poi della fuga di Gould? So you want to write a fugue?insomma, una idea della storia della musica me la sono fatta, da Scarlatti ad Alban Berg, partendo da una lettura difficile, e divertendomi molto Continuerò sul tema andando a ritroso adesso: cercherò qualcosa di più semplice, da leggere e da ascoltare.Bello bello, sono contenta.Buone letture e buon ascolto a tutti! Glenn Gould was not only one of the most celebrated pianists of our time and a participant in the radio fidelity revolution, but he also was an interviewer, composer, and writer who occasionally employed a pseudonym if you liked 32 short films about Glenn Gould, you will love this book if you read nothing else, peruse his interviewing series on Stokowski. What an unusual man and character And yet his recordings have left us so much richer. History, thank God, should not and does not work that way The process of historical selection is notoriously insensitive to who got where first, but deeply involved with who did what with most sensitivity. This would have been better for me if I had at least SOME knowledge of music theory It's still fun though, when I can understand it Glenn made me feel bad for liking the emperor concerto though this was great why are people still writing about gould is there no other great musicians to write about????????? His writing is an intriguing mix of cautious flamboyance with a fluidity that coincides awkwardly with his nitpicky compulsiveness Like Wittgenstein, he probingly uses multiple voices to aim at a general systematic clarification of the rules of music and his many, many opinions Here's an example of a typical sentence from Gould, to show you how his mind works: Viewed from a slightly different perspective, however, the conformity of the architecture frequently serves to emphasize imaginative key relationships.Again, from this perspective, the sequential non sequiturs of the 'development' which appears to rush with unseemly haste towards the recapitulation (the development sections in each of the sonatines are treated with Mozartine dispatch; the central episode from the first movement of the second of these works is but nine bars long), and the de facto dominant=tonic transfers of the recapitulation contribute to the plot in direct relation to the expositions ambiguity The recap contributes to the plot in relation to the expositions ambiguity? Whaa? Can't he just say the expo felt ambiguous to him emotionally but that the recap contrasted that? Why does he always insist on making everything so dreadfully elaborate? He was talking about Strauss here Gould is always on the lookout for clarity, but tragically he's always confusing the reader, leading them this way and that way without a sense of his current destination, always lingering about on possible previous and future destinations, and wading through these sentences is a bit like swimming through air It's hard to find a sense of balance or gravity His word choices are fraught with idiosyncratic decisions, like here: But in Enoch Strauss only wishes to extemporize and has no desire to disguise thereby aintense structure The word thereby was an odd choice So many elusive and odd choices in his writing and I feel like he was essentially very whimsical in how he went about deciding what topics to include He probably didn't think of himself as whimsical, but that's how it comes across, deep yet whimsical But I would recommend this for those who want to knowabout the workings of Goulds mind, or are simply looking for wacky and entertaining essays that go from music composers, the soviet union, art, all the way to detours into sore throat lozenges, of all things (Let me suggest to you that the strongest motivation for the invention of a lozenge would be a sore throat Of course, having patented the lozenge, one would then be free to speculate that the invention represented the future and the sore throat the past, but I doubt that one would be inclines to think in those terms while the irritation was present Needless to say, in the case of my tracheitis at Slazburg, medications of that sort was) The interviewer then asks Gould if he stopped performing on stage because of a sore throat And Gould's response is to ask if that's objectionable or not The interviewer then tells Gould that he clearly never savored the joys of a onetoone relationship with a listener and that it's narcissistic And, of course, the nutcase interviewing Glenn Gould is you guessed it Glenn Gould.You think you're on a spaceship one moment, then Gould shows you he actually anticipated a camel ride in the desert and there was never a spaceship at all but a special effects expert and arranger in the background doing a strange jig while weaving this illusion Gould doesn't consider an illusion but a quest Then there's all the internal squabbles about subjective stuff to consider In his heart, Gould is a juggler, and cannot, for the life of him, manage a single sentence without juggling another sentence in it, being elaborate at all costs. As a pianist, Glenn Gould was both a showman and a high priest, an artist whose devotion to music was so great that he eschewed the distractions of live performance That same combination of flamboyance and aesthetic rigor may be found in this collection of Gould's writings, which covers composers from Bach to Terry Riley, performers from Arthur Rubinstein to Petula Clark, and yields unfettered and often heretical opinions on music competitions, the limitations of live audiences, and the relationship between technology and art Witty, emphatic, and finely honed, The Glenn Gould Reader presents its author in all his guises as an impassioned artist, an omnivorous listener, and an astute and deeply knowledgeable criticThe Glenn Gould Reader abounds with the literary voice of one of the most extraordinary musical talents of our time Whether Gould's subject is Boulez, Stokowski, Streisand, or his own highly individual thoughts on the performance and creation of music, the reader will be caught up in his intensity, intelligence, passion and devotion For those who never knew him, this book will be a particular treasure as a companion to his recordings and as the delicious discovery of a new friend


About the Author: Glenn Gould

Glenn Herbert Gould was a Canadian pianist who became one of the best known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century He was particularly renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach His playing was distinguished by remarkable technical proficiency and capacity to articulate the polyphonic texture of Bach's music.After his adolescence, Gould rejected


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