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The art of Glenn Gould : reflections of a musical genius

Author: Glenn Gould; John P L Roberts
Publisher: Toronto : Malcolm Lester Books, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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Genre/Form: Interviews
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Named Person: Glenn Gould
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Gould; John P L Roberts
ISBN: 1894121287 9781894121286
OCLC Number: 45283402
Notes: Includes interviews, CBC scripts for radio program introductions, and other texts principally written by Gould.
Description: 400 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prelude. One does not trifle with memory, or Remembrance of the Toronto Symphony / Glenn Gould --
Interview 1. "I'm a child of nature" : Gould in conversation with Dennis Braithwaite --
Some admired confreres. Josef Krips ; Sviatoslav Richter ; Herbert von Karajan ; Alexis Weissenberg ; Claus Ogerman and Bill Evans --
Interview 2. At home with Glenn Gould : Gould in conversation with Vincent Tovell --
Composers : two members of the Bach family, Beethoven and Bruckner. The universality of Bach ; Bach the nonconformist ; The evolution of Bach performance ; Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; Beethoven pure and transcribed ; Doodling with Beethoven ; Beethoven's "Pathétique" sonata : another look ; Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" ; Beethoven's sonata, opus 78 ; The greatness of Beethoven ; Bruckner / Glenn Gould --
Interview 3. The composing career that eluded Gould and the performing career that did not : Gould in conversation with Alan Rich --
Composers : from Orlando Gibbons to Aulis Sallinen. Orlando Gibbons : "Thus angels sang" ; Monteverdi ; In praise of Mendelssohn ; An encounter with Chopin and Mendelssohn ; Comments on four Russian composers : Glinka, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev ; The Schoenberg heritage : Schoenberg, Webern and Lukas Foss ; Finnish composers : Jan Sibelius and Aulis Sallinen / Glenn Gould --
Interview 4. The artist speaks for himself : Gould in conversation with Bernard Asbell --
Interview 5. Talking to Russia : Gould in conversation with Pat Moore --
Ideas and themes. Forgery and imitation in the creative process ; An argument for music in the electronic age ; The medium and the message : an encounter with Marshall McLuhan ; Philosophy of variation / Glenn Gould --
Interview 6. Provocative insights from a controversial classical pianist : Gould in conversation with Jim Aikin --
A rapid-fire retrospective. Music in the sixties / Glenn Gould --
Some collaborators [interviews]. Duo with Yehudi Menuhin ; Collaborations with Helen Vanni and the Julliard [sic] String Quartet --
Music from Bach to Schoenberg. Dance music by Bach and Schoenberg [interview] ; Transcribing Wagner [interview] ; Richard Strauss : Capriccio and Metamorphosen ; Reflections on Mozart and Hindemith ; A Strauss-Schoenberg concert ; Schoenberg : Ode to Napoleon / Glenn Gould --
Interview 7. The importance of ectasy : Gould in conversation with Dale Harris --Interview 8. Twenty-five years as a recording artist : Gould in conversation with Ulla Colgrass.
Responsibility: [edited by] John P.L. Roberts.

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