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A Superabundance of Notes,
By A Customer
This review is from: Bach: Partitas, Preludes & Fugues (Glenn Gould Edition) (Audio CD)
I have listened to this CD perhaps two hundred times and I am sad to say that the return for so doing has been distinctly Sibylline. Gould's incontinence as a pianist is all-weaning and poor old Johann barely gets a look in.
These diachronic duets are an interesting idea but perhaps emerge more from the desire of record companies to bolster falling fughetta sales than out of an authentic spirit of collaboration. Gould constantly reproves Bach, sotto voce, and one does not have to work hard to picture his rough Canadian hands outpacing those of the Teuton and beating him to nearly ever note.
I would cautions listeners from making my mistake and, purely as an aside, suggest they guard against parting with money for Elton John's Sing-a-long-a Scarlatti.
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Initial post: 8 Jun 2011 15:33:33 BDT
Gould is still Rocket man for me! no honky tonk playing here! Get it & be amazed!
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