Glenn Gould Reader

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 1990-09-12
  • Publisher: Vintage
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Whether Gould's subject is Boulez, Stokowski, Streisand, or his own highly individual thoughts on performance and creation of music, the reader will be caught up in his intensity, intelligence, passion and devotion.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Prologue: Advice to a Graduationp. 1
William Byrd and Orlando Gibbonsp. 11
Domenico Scarlattip. 14
Art of the Fuguep. 15
The "Goldberg" Variationsp. 22
Bodky on Bachp. 28
Of Mozart and Related Matters: Glenn Gould in Conversation with Bruno Monsaingeonp. 32
Glenn Gould Interviews Himself About Beethovenp. 43
Beethoven's Pathetique, "Moonlight," and "Appassionata" Sonatasp. 51
Beethoven's Last Three Piano Sonatasp. 54
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony on the Piano: Four Imaginary Reviewsp. 57
Some Beethoven and Bach Concertosp. 61
N'aimez-Vous Pas Brahms?p. 70
Should We Dig Up the Rare Romantics? ... No, They're Only a Fadp. 72
Piano Music by Grieg and Bizet, with a Confidential Caution to Criticsp. 76
Data Bank on the Upward-Scuttling Mahlerp. 80
An Argument for Richard Straussp. 84
Strauss and the Electronic Futurep. 92
Richard Strauss's Enoch Ardenp. 100
The Piano Music of Sibeliusp. 103
Arnold Schoenberg--A Perspectivep. 107
The Piano Music of Arnold Schoenbergp. 122
Piano Concertos by Mozart and Schoenbergp. 128
Arnold Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 2p. 134
A Hawk, a Dove, and a Rabbit Called Franz Josefp. 142
Hindemith: Will His Time Come? Again?p. 147
A Tale of Two Marienlebensp. 151
Piano Sonatas by Scriabin and Prokofievp. 163
Music in the Soviet Unionp. 166
The Ives Fourthp. 185
A Festschrift for "Ernst Who???"p. 189
Piano Music of Berg, Schoenberg, and Krenekp. 194
Korngold and the Crisis of the Piano Sonatap. 200
Canadian Piano Music in the Twentieth Centuryp. 204
The Dodecacophonist's Dilemmap. 207
Boulezp. 216
The Future and "Flat-Foot Floogie"p. 221
Terry Rileyp. 226
Gould's String Quartet, Op. 1p. 227
So You Want to Write a Fugue?p. 234
Let's Ban Applause!p. 245
We Who Are About to Be Disqualified Salute You!p. 250
The Psychology of Improvisationp. 255
Criticsp. 257
Stokowski in Six Scenesp. 258
Rubinsteinp. 283
Memories of Maude Harbour, or Variations on a Theme of Arthur Rubinsteinp. 290
Yehudi Menuhinp. 296
The Search for Petula Clarkp. 300
Streisand as Schwarzkopfp. 308
Interlude: Glenn Gould Interviews Glenn Gould About Glenn Gouldp. 313
The Prospects of Recordingp. 331
Music and Technologyp. 353
The Grass Is Always Greener in the Outtakes: An Experiment in Listeningp. 357
"Oh, for heaven's sake, Cynthia, there must be something else on!"p. 368
Radio as Music: Glenn Gould in Conversation with John Jessopp. 374
Prologue from "The Idea of North"p. 389
"The Idea of North": An Introductionp. 391
"The Latecomers": An Introductionp. 394
Three Articles Published Under the Pseudonym Dr. Herbert von Hochmeisterp. 399
Torontop. 410
Conference at Port Chillkootp. 416
Fact, Fancy, or Psychohistory: Notes from the P.D.Q. Undergroundp. 424
The Record of the Decadep. 429
Rosemary's Babiesp. 434
A Desert Island Discographyp. 437
The Film Slaughterhouse Fivep. 440
A Biography of Glenn Gouldp. 444
CODA: Glenn Gould in Conversation with Tim Pagep. 449
Indexp. 463
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