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Re: GG: Gould and the Juilliard Quartet

In message <3172F08D.7CFA@nando.net>, Eberhard Buehler
<ebuehler@nando.net> writes
>The last concert in this year's Duke University Chamber Arts series was by 
>the Juilliard String Quartet.  This season marked the 50th anniversary of 
>the Chamber Arts series and coincidentally it is also the 50th anniversary 
>of the Juilliard.  The president of Duke joined in hosting a reception 
>after the concert to celebrate the dual anniversaries.  I made a beeline 
>for first violinist Robert Mann, the only original member of the Quartet, 
>to ask him about his experience with Glenn Gould, since I remembered Mann 
>was in the Juilliard for the recorded performance with Gould of the 
>Schumann Opus 47 and Schoenberg's Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte.  However, Mann 
>was besieged with old friends, former students and even former teachers(!), 
>and I was lucky to get just a minute or two of his time.  I asked him if he 
>had ever played with Gould and to my amazement he instantly recalled both 
>pieces and said they had also done other things together that were not 
>released.  I wish I could have had a little more time with him.  Supposedly 
>Gould had had some disagreements with the Juilliard about interpretation of 
>the Schumann, but I didn't get a chance to ask Mann about that.  When I 
>told him that I had become a big Gould fan, he said he could well 
>understand that. And that was the end of that.

What I'd love to know is what else they recorded. The Schumann is a
favourite of mine, and GG plays the composer he loved to scorn
beautifully. It's a good example of GG being tamed, or reined in by
collaboration ! 

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