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Re: Gould's Peculiarity

> How would you shortly (I don't reckon it's impossible) describe Gould's
> peculiarity? What's so special about him? There are lots of pianists of
> comparable skill. Maybe he was just lucky to occupy a niche that regular
> pianists are afraid of occupying because they couldn't demonstrate as much
> skill and earn as much money in it?

Gould has a mind-boggling ability to enthusiastically shape every voice in
counterpoint-filled music. He, in essence, brings the music to life. It is
very difficult to play fugues, for example; but for gould, fugues are
played in a way that makes them seem easy-- with sprite and skill.