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Re: GG and Schubert

According to the GG biography "A Life and Variations" (is that the proper
title?), I can't recall the author's name right now either, GG was planning
on learning the Schubert 5th symphony so he could conduct it. This was to be
one of his future projects. I remember being surprised to read that. I was
not surprised to see the Bach b-minor mass on his list however.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Harding.Matthew [mailto:Matthew.Harding@CIC.GC.CA]
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 3:20 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



-----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


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,