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Re: Beethoven

In a message dated 12/16/99 03:03:19 PM, bgaona@students.uiuc.edu writes:

<<  It almost goes without saying that we Gould fans are, almost by
nature, Bach lovers.  In light of Beethoven's birthday today, I wonder if
anyone here is equally "nuts" about him as well - for me, he holds the
title! >>

? If only GG had recorded as much Beethoven as he did Bach!  If CDs wore out, 
my set of the GG/Beethoven concertos would be in tatters.  I think there is a 
passion about the way GG led his life, his devotion to creativity and his 
work, his expressiveness (humming being only one symptom of that)...that is 
very sympathetic with Beethoven's degree of human expression.