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R: Bach and Gould

Mr.  James and all,
welcome to the List!
What romantic  image  and what evocative meeting with Glenn Gould's
Gould love  the Music, Gould love the quiet,Gould love the lake, Gould love
the dark:
You has had the better chance to know Him.
 Your description to recall me the sound and the image  of "The art of the
Fugue" (Contrapunctus 1) performed by GG
that to diminish gradually on the Lake Simcoe at sunset (Video NFB "Gould
off the record" 1959)


Valeria Massari

----- Original Message -----
From: James Wiskeychan <ojibwa50@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 2:47 AM

> Dear F Minors,
> I am new to the list.  I have been looking in the F Minor Archives.
> people have written in about when they first discoverd Glenn Gould.  This
> my story.
> Many years ago a city lady rented a cottage on our lake.  We rarely saw
>   She seemed very shy.  At night she would play wonderful music on her
> record player.  Sound carries on the water.  Most of my people were early
> risers so the lake was quiet by 9 P.M.  Often I would paddle my canoe
> to her place.  The lake was dark, lit only by the stars.  The call of the
> loon gave a strange counterpoint to the music of Herr Bach.
> One night I met the lady on the shore.  We talked.  She told me the
> was a young recording artist named Glaenn Gould.  She said he was from
> south (this means Toronto) and he was barely 10 years older than me.  Thus
> began my journey with the music of Bach.
> I know Glenn Gould played other composers, but I always think of his Bach.
> It was not until I graduated from university, got a job in the city and
> able to buy my own record player and records that I heard the famous
> humming.  Still, these many years later, I hear the loon when I listen to
> Glenn play Bach.
> Looking forward to your discussions.
> James
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