Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Gould Standard

Glenn Gould had a (to be kind) rather spotty record re: Beethoven in his recorded works.  He even voiced dislike for the master's "heroic" period and it showed in some of Gould's work.  But as I have perhaps mentioned before (and cover in our new book) my favorite of all of Glenn's Beethoven interpretations is the Liszt piano transcription of the Pastoral Symphony.  A favorite movement. Here he plays a bit on film:

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