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Topic: Glenn Gould's Mozart Sonatas  (Read 2870 times)

Offline goalevan

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Glenn Gould's Mozart Sonatas
on: May 02, 2004, 12:01:34 AM
Love this recording, but anybody else find it a little annoying when he hums along with these sonatas? - guess you could call them songs now : )

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Re: Glenn Gould's Mozart Sonatas
Reply #1 on: May 02, 2004, 03:18:08 AM
One of the worst wastes of vinyl in the history of recorded music.
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Re: Glenn Gould's Mozart Sonatas
Reply #2 on: May 03, 2004, 12:45:21 AM
Glenn Gould humming =  >:( !

I remember being in a studio a while ago and one of his Mozart's Sonatas were playing. Then with some computer program (I don't recall the name) they could actually remove his humming from the recording. After hearing it without the humming, I could actually understand his interpretations!

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Re: Hummmm
Reply #3 on: May 03, 2004, 12:16:47 PM
I don't know if this was Gould, I doubt it, but on Classical FM, I heard this "song" with some humming in it.  I also heard some deep breathing.  The hum was faint but still audible.  Do many other performing/recording artists hum?  I find it annoying because they aren't singers and are off key. :P

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Re: Glenn Gould's Mozart Sonatas
Reply #4 on: May 03, 2004, 01:44:07 PM
Apparently going to see Brendel nowadays is like going to the opera.
I went to see a Fou Ts'ong recital in February and there was some humming there, though not as strong as Gould's.
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Re: Glenn Gould's Mozart Sonatas
Reply #5 on: May 04, 2004, 05:28:12 PM
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One of the worst wastes of vinyl in the history of recorded music.


i'll say! also, his recording with all beethoven concertos... probably worst i've ever heard

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Re: Glenn Gould's Mozart Sonatas
Reply #6 on: May 04, 2004, 05:34:03 PM
 In all fairness to Gould though, he COULD play Mozart and Beethoven wonderfully when he wanted to...the K. 491 concerto is magnificent, as is the 2nd concerto of Beethoven.  Many of the Mozart piano sonatas and Beethoven sonatas are just plain....perverse.  I guess he really didn't like them (but my question is why bother recording them, then)?

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Re: Glenn Gould's Mozart Sonatas
Reply #7 on: May 04, 2004, 06:31:09 PM
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Glen Gould autistic?  If he indeed is, let's have some compassion on the man and realize that this humming stems from his autism.  Feel free to correct me if I am wrong  :)
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Re: Glenn Gould's Mozart Sonatas
Reply #8 on: May 04, 2004, 06:56:18 PM
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Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Glen Gould autistic?  If he indeed is, let's have some compassion on the man and realize that this humming stems from his autism.  Feel free to correct me if I am wrong  :)


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