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Glenn Gould : concert dropout, in conversation with John McClure.

Author: Glenn Gould; John McClure
Publisher: New York : Columbia, [1968]
Series: Masterworks
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on LP : LP recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arguing that concert performances breed stagnation and musical conservatism, the pianist defends his decision to abandon the concert circuit in favor of a career as recording artist, a career that allows him to develop as musician rather than as performer catering to the tastes of others.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Glenn Gould; Glenn Gould
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Gould; John McClure
OCLC Number: 2900492
Performer(s): John McClure converses with the composer-pianist.
Description: 1 audio disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo ; 12 in.
Contents: Partial agenda : the concert is dead --
The only excuse for recording is to do it differently --
The great get-Sibelius plot exposed --
A live audience is a great liability --
Petula Clark's songs are in the post-Mendelssohn tradition --
Why I sing along --
Electronic music is the future.
Series Title: Masterworks
Other Titles: Concert dropout

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Arguing that concert performances breed stagnation and musical conservatism, the pianist defends his decision to abandon the concert circuit in favor of a career as recording artist, a career that allows him to develop as musician rather than as performer catering to the tastes of others.

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