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RE: GG: Mozart

And don't miss the Sinfonia Concertante, the piano concerto k.466 in d minor
and the overture to the marriage of figaro. 

Kevin Bazzana reckoned part of Gould's attitude to Mozart was "to get
everyone's dander up". Well, he still seems to be managing it.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bradley Lehman [SMTP:bpl@umich.edu]
> Sent:	Monday, November 08, 1999 3:13 PM
> To:	f_minor@email.rutgers.edu
> Subject:	Re: GG: Mozart
> >Michael (or anyone), for those of us who haven't yet seen the light wrt
> >Mozart :), I wonder if you could recommend any particular recordings,
> >pieces, performers?  Keeping in mind we are a bunch of Gould fans :).
> >(For me, operas and large symphonies are a total turn-off.)
> Yikes, where to begin?  The string quintets and the clarinet quintet; the
> piano quartet in G minor; any of the piano concertos after #14 or so (esp
> #22 and #23).  And "A musical joke," which is hilarious.
> The two-piano concerto played by Friedrich Gulda and Chick Corea and
> conducted by Harnoncourt (!).  Gulda/Harnoncourt also did a very good disc
> of #23 and #26, with Gulda "continuo-izing" quite a bit as GG did in #24.
> Symphony #38, "Prague," delightful.  And it's been proposed (I forget
> where)
> that the second movement might be the key to Elgar's "Enigma" Variations.
> For something way out there, try the two-piano arrangements that Grieg did
> of some of Mozart's piano sonatas: the first pianist plays the original
> Mozart, the second pianist plays Grieg's accompaniments.  Radically
> changes
> the character of the sonatas.  Leonskaja and Richter recorded those.
> Bradley Lehman, bpl@umich.edu