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Re: richter/gould

The Richter's Schubert D960 (1964 live) is another gouldian quality
performance. The first movement is reminiscent of 2nd mov. of Italian
concerto by Gould.  I bet Gould would have played this way if he ever did. 
By the way, I heard Zoltan Kocsis play this piece in a concert at Tokyo in
the mid 80s.  He also played this movement extreeeamly slow, and it worked!

Masa-aki Muramatsu

Jim Morrison said 
  Gould went on to record his impressions of Richter's
>>notorious interpretation of Schubert's Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, with
>>its slow first movement (complete with exposition repeat) clocking in at
>>about twenty-five minutes.  (He heard Richter play this piece in Moscow in
>>1957; another performance from the 1964 Aldeburgh Festival, is available on
>>Music & Arts CD-642.)  No Schubert fan, Gould dreaded Richter's opening
>>tempo, yet found himself, after a time, In a kind of 'hypnotic trance,' in
>>which the musical architecture, the relationship of details to whole,
>>clear, and in which one 'was witnessing a union of two supposedly
>>irreconcilable qualities--intense analytical calculation revealed through a
>>spontaneity equivalent to improvisation.'
>>Interesting, no?  Has anyone ever heard of this unpublished essay on
>>Richter?  How do Gould's comments on Richter compare to comments we might
>>make of his live Goldbergs?  It sounds like something Bradley has said
>>them.  I've never heard Richter's 'notorious' Schubert.  Has anyone out
>>there heard the performance and can say whether are not they agree with
>>Gould's impression?