Glenn Gould Reader

Glenn Gould Reader

by Tim Page
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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Glenn Gould Reader

Whether Gould's subject is Boulez, Stokowski, Streisand, or his own highly individual thoughts on performance and creation of music, the reader will be caught up in his intensity, intelligence, passion and devotion.

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ISBN-13: 2900679731350
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1990
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Advice to a Graduation1
Part 1Music
William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons11
Domenico Scarlatti14
Art of the Fugue15
The "Goldberg" Variations22
Bodky on Bach28
Of Mozart and Related Matters: Glenn Gould in Conversation with Bruno Monsaingeon32
Glenn Gould Interviews Himself About Beethoven43
Beethoven's Pathetique, "Moonlight," and "Appassionata" Sonatas51
Beethoven's Last Three Piano Sonatas54
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony on the Piano: Four Imaginary Reviews57
Some Beethoven and Bach Concertos61
N'aimez-Vous Pas Brahms?70
Should We Dig Up the Rare Romantics? ... No, They're Only a Fad72
Piano Music by Grieg and Bizet, with a Confidential Caution to Critics76
Data Bank on the Upward-Scuttling Mahler80
An Argument for Richard Strauss84
Strauss and the Electronic Future92
Richard Strauss's Enoch Arden100
The Piano Music of Sibelius103
Arnold Schoenberg--A Perspective107
The Piano Music of Arnold Schoenberg122
Piano Concertos by Mozart and Schoenberg128
Arnold Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 2134
A Hawk, a Dove, and a Rabbit Called Franz Josef142
Hindemith: Will His Time Come? Again?147
A Tale of Two Marienlebens151
Piano Sonatas by Scriabin and Prokofiev163
Music in the Soviet Union166
The Ives Fourth185
A Festschrift for "Ernst Who???"189
Piano Music of Berg, Schoenberg, and Krenek194
Korngold and the Crisis of the Piano Sonata200
Canadian Piano Music in the Twentieth Century204
The Dodecacophonist's Dilemma207
The Future and "Flat-Foot Floogie"221
Terry Riley226
Gould's String Quartet, Op. 1227
So You Want to Write a Fugue?234
Part 2Performance
Let's Ban Applause!245
We Who Are About to Be Disqualified Salute You!250
The Psychology of Improvisation255
Stokowski in Six Scenes258
Memories of Maude Harbour, or Variations on a Theme of Arthur Rubinstein290
Yehudi Menuhin296
The Search for Petula Clark300
Streisand as Schwarzkopf308
Interlude: Glenn Gould Interviews Glenn Gould About Glenn Gould313
Part 3Media
The Prospects of Recording331
Music and Technology353
The Grass Is Always Greener in the Outtakes: An Experiment in Listening357
"Oh, for heaven's sake, Cynthia, there must be something else on!"368
Radio as Music: Glenn Gould in Conversation with John Jessop374
Prologue from "The Idea of North"389
"The Idea of North": An Introduction391
"The Latecomers": An Introduction394
Part 4Miscellany
Three Articles Published Under the Pseudonym Dr. Herbert von Hochmeister399
Conference at Port Chillkoot416
Fact, Fancy, or Psychohistory: Notes from the P.D.Q. Underground424
The Record of the Decade429
Rosemary's Babies434
A Desert Island Discography437
The Film Slaughterhouse Five440
A Biography of Glenn Gould444
CODA: Glenn Gould in Conversation with Tim Page449

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