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“And now, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Beethoven’s death, I would like to play Clear the Saloon, er, Clair de Lune, by Debussy. I don’t play Beethoven so well, but I play Debussy very badly, and Beethoven would have liked that.” Read more >>

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clouseau
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« on: August 17, 2017, 06:12:52 PM »

Listening to Goulds 1981 recording of the Goldberg variations, the immediate impression was that this is too good to be real. 100% polyphonic awareness at all times, each voice executed perfectly and each voice with a distinctive tone color.

Gould was an extraordinary musician, but this level of perfection makes me skeptical. Anyone knows more about this recording? How much editing is there? Could it be that he recorded each voice separately and then mixed them together?
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 07:56:15 PM »

No he didn't record each voice separately..… (btw, he is famous for his ability to bring out polyphony)
Here, see for yourself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEkXet4WX_c
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 11:31:35 PM »

Amazing!!!

Thanks, I guess that video answers my question.
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