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Re: GG and Schubert

Hello Matthew,

Try this:


Jörg Scheuvens

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Vaiser" <vaiser@AIRMAIL.NET>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: GG and Schubert

> Hello Matthew:
> Regarding Gould playing Schubert's music, I remember a documentary film
> called "Off the Record" (a companion film to "On the Record") he is
> filmed performing an excerpt from the first movement of Schubert's Fifth
> Symphony in his parents summer home on Lake Simcoe (in his own
> transcription, I assume). Otherwise, I do not recall him recording or
> playing another Schubert piece at any other time. Of course, I could be
> wrong.
> All the best,
> Daniel Vaiser
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mailing list devoted to the discussion of Glenn Gould's work and
> life. [mailto:F_MINOR@EMAIL.RUTGERS.EDU] On Behalf Of Harding.Matthew
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 2:20 PM
> Subject: GG and Schubert
> As far as I can tell, Glenn NEVER played or recorded a single Schubert
> piece. I would love to be corrected.
> You know how we're all told GG despised chopin, etc. etc.? Well, he
> recorded it at least once, and seemed to play it quite a bit when he was
> young. And from all the stories, he knew the repetoire cold and actually
> (gasp) liked to play it in for people to demonstrate his abilities.
> HOWEVER, I can't find any mention of Schubert anywhere! Not in his
> casual playing, not for concerts, not even in his spare time. What
> gives? Did he truly despise Schubert? He recorded some Schumann chamber
> pieces, but no Schubert.
> Just another mystery to be solved one day!
> Although there does survive _one_ recording of GG playing Philip
> Glass...
> http://www.gould.nlc-bnc.ca/ra/1760.ram
> http://www.gould.nlc-bnc.ca/ra/1746.ram
> Cheers,
> Matthew
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dyfan Lewis [mailto:dyfan@LEWIS.SE]
> Sent: June 24, 2002 3:06 PM
> Subject: Re: Brahms Intermezzi from Heaven
> I second this heartily  - heard his Brahms first on Harvard radio's GG
> orgy recently and wonder if GG ever did Schubert
> regards
> Dyfan Lewis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mailing list devoted to the discussion of Glenn Gould's work and
> life. [mailto:F_MINOR@EMAIL.RUTGERS.EDU] On Behalf Of James Rhodes
> Sent: den 24 juni 2002 11:24
> Subject: Brahms Intermezzi from Heaven
> Hey friends,
>   just a quick thank you.  I recently read one of your postings praising
> Gould's Brahms Intermezzi.  Despite priding myself on my collection of
> Gould's recordings I realised to my shame that I had never heard these
> recordings.  If truth be told, it was a classic case of comtempt prior
> to investigation - Gould and Brahms?  I had heard his Brahms 1st
> concerto wih Bernstein and was impressed (particularly with the last
> movt) but had never got hold of the Intermezzi.  Anyway, yesterday I
> popped down to Tower and bought the double cd and have been kicking
> myself ever since for not having got these sooner.
>    Just extraordinary, and a big contender for my favourite all time
> Gould (along with Beethoven 1 and 4).  So thanks for pointing this out
> to me.  I'm just disappointed he didn't record more Brahms (or Schumann
> etc).  Imagine Gould playing the Handel variations and fugue, or the
> Schumann C maj fantasie!
>   All the best,
>   James