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Glenn Gould's Brahms (Read 1242 times)

Offline zpianist

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Glenn Gould's Brahms
« on: December 06, 2015, 08:24:45 PM »
I was listening to a playlist I made on Spotify a long time ago. A recording of Brahm's op. 117 came up (I think I put a lot of them in there). I guessed the performer as Rubinstein, seeing that it was so intimate and Romantic. But, lo and behold, it was Glenn Gould who was playing...

Why do you think Glenn Gould's Brahms is so good and "non-eccentric?" :P compared to his Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven... even his Bach (some would argue that his Bach is also played eccentrically, despite being loved by generations of people).

that recording of the op. 117 was "soulful," played stylistically in a "correct way," and was the antithesis of the brittle, detached sound he employed in almost all of his other recordings...

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Re: Glenn Gould's Brahms
«Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 12:56:17 AM »
I like Glenn Gould's Mozart.
( I haven't heard him playing Chopin or Beethoven (with the exception of Liszt's transcription of the amazing Pastoral Symphony). Im not too fanny of his Bach)

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Re: Glenn Gould's Brahms
«Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 06:00:19 PM »
I'll try and answer the question unlike RSM ;)
I haven't heard the recording, but my guess is because Brahms wrote very traditional and conservative music, usually imitating orchestra when he wrote for piano (exceptions being things like the Hungarian Dances). Gould seems like he might fit that.
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Re: Glenn Gould's Brahms
«Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 01:06:13 AM »
I'll try and answer the question unlike RSM ;)

Hmm.... I'll to be more likable  :)
(It seems like I'm getting on your nerves....)

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Re: Glenn Gould's Brahms
«Reply #4 on: December 24, 2015, 04:23:30 PM »
Gould was very dismissive of Chopin and in one video he said laughingly that he only played his stuff one weekend a year!