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A must for GG fans and an excellent starter for new comers
on 5 June 2017
An excellent production involving many of Glenn's closest intimates. I found his relationship with Cornelia Foss tough to take although I could appreciate where she was coming from I imagine he must have found that difficult to deal with emotionally - her daughter seemed much more sensitive about him when he died. His music in the background is sublime. Yes he was idiosyncratic - and that is demonstrated in the film - find me a "genius" that is not. He seduces me with every note he plays before reducing me to tears with the sheer beauty of his musicianship. This DVD goes some way towards demonstrating how he does that! Some criticized Glenn because he played too slow or altered the tempo or technique - the great Bernstein says "Who is the boss? I accompany Mr Gould" ! This was actually the best compliment he could give Glenn and other sources tell us he admired him tremendously. Fascinating glimpses of G's early tour to Russia - with valuable input from Vladimir A. The mood saddens towards the end when you get the sense that G was alone and taking extremely ill advised medication. A wonderful picture of an amazing life - not necessarily a happy life but an amazing life - and the legacy he left us with his recordings are sensational - and I think that is what he wanted to leave us deep in his heart - as near to perfect you could get. Years before his time with recording wouldn't he have loved digital streaming? I wish he hadn't been alone in the hospital those last days, conscious or not someone should have sat by him 24/7 humming the GV. He doesn't smile often but when he does - it's sheer magic- he lights up the universe! Thank you for this intimate film and for brilliance of your shining music Glenn.