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is but nine bars long the de facto dominanttonic 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 a intense structure The word thereby was an odd choice So many elusive and odd choices in his Writing And I Feel Like and I feel like 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 know about the workings of Goulds mind or are simply looking for wack. 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 critic The Glenn Gould Reader abounds with the literary voice of one of the most extrao. ,

Fascinating if a little hard to crack in places 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 nderstand it Glenn made me feel bad for liking the emperor concerto though History thank God should not and does not work that way liking the emperor concerto though History thank God should not and does not work that way process of historical selection is notoriously insensitive to who got where first
deeply involved with who did with most sensitivity 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 participant in the radio fidelity revolution but he also was an interviewer 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 His writing is an intriguing mix of cautious flamboyance with a fluidity that coincides awkwardly with his nitpicky compulsiveness Like Wittgenstein he probingly No Gentleman for Georgina (The Notorious Flynns, 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 freuently serves to emphasize imaginative key relationshipsAgain from this perspective the seuential non seuiturs of the development which appears to rush withnseemly haste towards the recapitulation the development sections in each of the. 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 nfettered and.
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Y and entertaining essays that go from Music Composers The Soviet Union Art All composers the soviet nion art all 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
then asks Gould if he 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 one to one relationship with a listener and that it s narcissistic And of course the nutcase interviewing Glenn Gould is you guessed it Glenn GouldYou 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 est Then there s all the internal suabbles 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. Rdinary 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 p 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 frien.