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RE: Beethoven

My understanding is that GG recorded more Beethoven than any other composer
except Bach.  Is that consistent with the group's understanding?


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Baldwin, Daniel [SMTP:baldwin@baermarks.com]
> Sent:	Monday, December 20, 1999 6:45 PM
> To:	'Sandpail@aol.com'; 'f_minor@email.rutgers.edu'
> Subject:	RE: Beethoven
> GG actually recorded 21 (23?) out of the 32 Beethoven Sonatas, both sets
> of
> Bagatelles, the Eroica variations, and the variations WoO 84 (81?). All of
> them are available as part of the SONY GG edition (and most of them in
> cheaper Columbia Odyssey recordings which aren't as well remastered). The
> Sonata performances are highly variable -- they were recorded over almost
> the entirety of his career. Some of them are extremely bizarre, some are
> virtually unlistenable, and some (such as the Hammerklavier and Opus 14,
> No.2 Sonatas, the Eroica variations, and the Bagatelles) are among his
> best
> recordings. Then there are his amazing performances of the Lizst
> transcriptions of the Beethoven 5th and 6th symphonies.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sandpail@aol.com [mailto:Sandpail@aol.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 6:02 PM
> To: f_minor@email.rutgers.edu
> Subject: 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.
> Pamela  

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