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Re: Vote for Glenn !!!

The notion of challenging one's perceptions of a piece of music is precisely what drew
me to Glenn Gould's playing in the first place. This is different than the notion of
one musician's concept of a composition challenging another's; great musicianship is
inherently revealing, though different things are bound to be revealed by different
performers. Beyond a certain level of muscianship, the notion of a challenge is flip:
this is part of the reason I have seven performances of the Goldbergs (including the
stupendous VCR recording of Gould). By the way, I will check out Yudina's...

Neil wrote:

> On Tue, 06 Jul 1999 08:26:03 -0700, you wrote:
> >*Challenge* Gould's 1981 Goldbergs?? I'd didn't realize appreciation of music and
> >musicianship was a competitive sport. Good grief!
> to challenge: to make you reconsider your perceptions
> Many reviews use this terminology but I was attempting to say someting along the
> lines of Yudina's Goldberg's might be even more revealing etc. than GG's. All
> this is relative to own's own point of view of course.
> neil
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