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Re: Gould/Chopin

Hello F-minors,

Sorry to be a late contributor to this thread, but I was out of town..
As I have written before, my opinion of why Gould shunned Chopin is along
the lines of Marcos' thinking -- Gould contributed so much romanticism to
his playing, that when confronted with the epitome of romantic composers,
he simply had nothing to add! Remember that Gould publically stated on many
occasions that he felt it was pointless to perform (read: record) a work
unless the musician had something new to add to it. And in my opinion, with
Chopin already so rife with romanticism, Gould was simply following his own

Matthew van Wollen